Liberata MUKAMANA holds a Bachelor of economics at the former National University of Rwanda(2007), a master's degrees in Microfinance from The University of Belgamo (Italy, 2008), a Post Graduate Diploma in Gender and Local Economic Development from Makerere University (Uganda, 2011), a Master in Economics from Kampala International University(Uganda,2014). She is currently(2018) a PhD candidate in gender studies at Makerere University, Uganda.
After completing her Bachelor’s studies, she worked as a marking agent in COPABU (Coperative des producteurs artisans de Butare) from 2006 to 2007. She was responsible for coordinating and supervising all the activities of exporting handicrafts products of COPABU to Italy. The main activities were the supervision of production process in the rural area, promoting Fair Trade principles, looking for all the required documents for exportation, dealing with transport companies for the delivery of the products from Rwanda to Italy.
After her master’s studies in Microfinance in Italy, she joined the National University of Rwanda where she works until now. She has also worked as a consultant for a training in Gender Mainstreaming to the staff of Centre for Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (CGIS) and geography department, School of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda in 2014.
Areas of research interest:
- Women’s economic empowerment
- Gender and development
- Financial economics
- Control over the utilization of the loan and the pattern of the gendered division of labor in the loan-funded activity: A case of Duterimbere MFI in Rwanda, published in Cogent Social Sciences 27 December 2017, https://doi.org/10.1080/23311886.2017.1421010
- Promoting gender equality in access to microcredit through flexible lending approaches of female targeting MFIs: Evidence from Duterimbere MFI of Rwanda, published in the International Journal of Business and Economic Development Vol. 4 No 3 of November 2016
- Microcredit for promoting the productive capacity of the poor: a gender outlook among the clients of Duterimbere MFI in Rwanda published in International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science, Vol. 3 No. 6 of August, 2015
- The Contribution of Women Organizations to the Economic Empowerment of Craftswomen in Uganda, case study of the National Association of Women Organizations in Uganda (Nawou), published in Rwanda Journal Volume 26, Series B: 2012 Social Sciences.