The Gender Equity and Research Alliance (GERA) was established by Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) and INASP during the course of 2019 and 2020 and registered as an NGO in 2021.
Four regional Steering Committees coordinate GERA activities and provide leadership at the regional levels. Regional chairs are appointed by their members. A Steering Committee comprised of regional chairs constitute the national steering committee and provides overall leadership under the stewardship of a UNCST coordinator.
All offices are elected at the regional and national levels for a two-year term. The election of both men and women researchers is actively encouraged at both regional and national levels. The Alliance will obtain legal standing and operate independently as a network of professionals which provides gender equity advice and support to UNCST’s own research mandate.
GERA was established with funding from Sida. We are seeking funding to support ongoing work.