May 16, 2012
2:30pm to 4:00pm
USAID Information Center, Mezzanine Level
Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
For questions, please contact Amber Ussery at email@example.com
Federal Triangle Metro Stop. Paid public parking available.
Please allow ample time for security check. Photo ID is required.
No R.S.V.P. required
Event: CONSULTATION ON USAID IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON WOMEN, PEACE, AND SECURITYMay 15, 2012
May 16, 2012
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Asia Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) are jointly organizing Global Conference on Women in Agriculture (GCWA) on 13-15 March 2012 at National Agricultural Science Centre Complex, Pusa, New Delhi, India in Co-sponsorship with GFAR, FAO, IDRC, TAAS and RAGA. Her Excellency, The President of India has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest and inaugurate the Conference. About 300 delegates including the experts from National and International Organizations are expected to attend the Conference. The detailed information is available at http://www.gcwa.in/ . We look forward your kind support and assistance in expediting the following aspects.
- Kindly circulate this information among all your colleagues and linked organizations so that concerned Scientists may send ‘Abstracts’ for poster session by January 31, 2012.
- Understanding the importance of farm women’s knowledge and their innovations for sustainable agriculture is of immense value. In view of this, on this occasion, it is proposed to bring out a publication on ‘Farm Women Innovators’. You are, therefore, requested to kindly contribute profiles of innovative women farmers of your region. The profiles in the format enclosed herewith may be sent through email by February 5, 2012. We appreciate your earliest response as the time of the Conference is very close by to expedite the process. Your contributions will be duly acknowledged in the publication.
- Besides, as one of the themes of the Conference is ‘Linking Women to Market’, it is proposed to organize a market place at Conference venue where, innovative technologies/products will be displayed. Thus, the concerned organizations, commodity groups, associations, self-help groups may contact the organizing secretary immediately to participate and take advantage of this event.
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Henrik Wiig, Ph.D.
Department of International Studies
Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
International Food Policy Research Institute Conference Room 8A
The Peruvian government enforced joint ownership between spouses to agricultural land in the formalization process even though the civil code of the country states guarantees individual ownership of inherited property. The share is now 57 percent, considerably higher than the 12 percent found in the LSMS 2000 survey calculated by Deere et al (2001). We investigate whether this redistribution of assets from men to women leads to empowerment through improving her threat point of divorce (Manser and Brown, 1980). Both spouses where interviewed separately in 1280 Peruvian highland household on intra-household decision making. Methodologically, we explore a specific exogenous feature of the titling process dating back to the comprehensive land reform of the 1960ies, which implies titled and untitled communities coexist within the same district and hence local gender culture. Simple comparisons indicate joint titling has given women a larger say in about 30 percent of types of decisions being made. Taking potential endogeneity into account, a Propensity Score Matching model as well as Tobit regressions using community and household controls also indicate a significant empowerment effect. In addition, we ran experiments in a subset of 225 households to create an empowerment indicator reflecting whether joint choices where closer to his or her previous individual choices. Both quantitative and qualitative data disclose a discrepancy between women’s secluded public life and her stronger position within the household where she tends to control the economy.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Panel discussion and site tour
Room MC 7-100
(1818 H Street, NW – Main Complex)
Genderinag.org is an online forum designed to provide access to resources, tools and information which can help practitioners and other stakeholders mainstream gender into agricultural development. Genderinag.org is dedicated to raising gender awareness and improving gender mainstreaming in an effort to help improved gender equality and gender equity initiatives in agricultural development.
Chair: Mark Cackler, Sector Manager, ARD
Presentation on the Website:
John Mackedon, Consultant,World Bank
Pirkko Poutiainen, Sr. Gender Specialist, ARD, World Bank
Florence Rolle, Senior Liaison Officer, FAO
Cheryl Morden, Director of the North American Liaison Office, IFAD
Carmen Niethammer, Operations Officer, IFC
**A light reception will follow the event**
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**External guests, please send an email to Sarian Akibo-Betts at firstname.lastname@example.org so a security pass can be requested**
The 7th International Interdisciplinary Conference to be held in 2012 in United Kingdom has issued a call for papers for the conference theme of “Gender in Science Institutions and Knowledge Systems”. The call for papers is attached here.
Knowledge and innovation are key drivers for sustainable growth and prosperity in Europe. Extensive research has demonstrated that the quality of research and development benefits significantly from adding gender as a critical success factor. The first European Gender Summit, to be held in November 2011 in Brussels, will network key players from all sectors to initiate the much-needed changes in the culture of research and innovation. Joint discussions will produce the first ever collective agreement on policy development on gender for innovation, the policy manifesto on “Integrated Action on the Gender Dimension in Research.” Read more here: http://www.gender-summit.eu/index.php
Jeffrey Flory (University of Maryland)
Kenneth Leonard (University of Maryland)
John List (University of Chicago)
Presented by Kenneth Leonard
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
World Bank Room MC3-570, from 12:30 to 2:00 PM
Several studies show consistent results that men and women have different preferences for selecting into competitive environments. A few recent studies have qualified these findings by showing that the gender gap in competitiveness may changes across social settings, and possibly across the female hormonal cycle. Using a dataset with over 700 subjects from Malawi who vary across a broad range of ages, we find that the gender gap in competitiveness in fact disappears as men and women grow older. We also find that culture can significantly affect both the gender gap and the change in the gender gap with age. Similar to Gneezy, Leonard and List (2009) we compare matrilineal and matrilocal cultures to patrilineal and patrilocal cultures. Not only is the gender gap significantly smaller in matrilocal societies, but there is much smaller change in the competitive preferences of women in matrilocal societies, compared to patrilocal societies. Gender is a combination of culture and biology and we find that the way women react to competitive environments changes with their age (potentially determined by hormonal changes as women age) and by their culture. These results offer crucial insights into the underlying causes of gender differences in preferences for competition as well as add important perspective to the implications of previous findings on gender differences for naturally occurring labor markets and other economic settings, and related policy-questions.
Paper will be available at the seminar (or please contact Maribel Flewitt: email@example.com)
Event: Transforming Agricultural Development and Production in Africa: Closing Gender Gaps in Policy and Practice 13 Nov – 17 Nov, 2011September 9, 2011
The Salzburg Global Seminar, in cooperation with the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development with support from the Belgian Fund for Food Security, is hosting a special “Dialogue for Action” to identify successful and innovative actions that accelerate rural agricultural development in Africa by empowering and investing in women.
For more information and details, please see our website http://www.SalzburgGlobal.org/go/484
The Middle East Program, Africa Program, and Environmental Change and Security Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center present a book launch Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law with Margot Badran Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Senior Fellow, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, Georgetown University
Gender and Islam in Africa, which Badran has edited, breaks ground by taking a continent-wide perspective transcending the conventional splitting of Africa north and south of the Sahara. The volume shows how Muslim women in Africa have interpreted Islam for themselves, not only in the present but in the past, in ways that are empowering to women, families, communities, and nations. The chapters demonstrate the intimate connection between concrete experience and religious interpretation and how women concurrently use human rights and democracy discourses to achieve gender equality and social justice. Badran will discuss the making of the book and its early reception as part of the rising field of Islamic studies in Africa.
Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:00 – 1:00pm 4th Floor Conference Room Woodrow Wilson Center
Please join the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program for a discussion of
Digging Deeper: Water, Women, and Conflict
Carla Koppell, Senior Coordinator, Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, USAID
Sandra Ruckstuhl, Senior Social Scientist, Group W Inc.
Dennis Warner, Senior Technical Advisor for Water and Sanitation, Catholic Relief Services
Monday, August 29
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
5th Floor Conference Room
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC USA