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IFPRI Policy Seminar – Beijing+20 and Beyond: How Gender Research is Changing the Landscape of Food Policy

Beijing +20 and Beyond

How Gender Research Is Changing the Landscape of Food Policy
OCT 14, 2015 – 12:15 PM TO 01:45 PM EDT

Speakers: Marc Cohen, Senior Researcher, Humanitarian Policy, Oxfam America | Caren Grown, World Bank Group Senior Director, Gender | Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, and Theme Leader, Gender Cross-Cutting Theme, IFPRI | Claudia Ringler, Deputy Division Director and Senior Research Fellow, Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRI.

Over 20 years ago the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action launched an agenda for gender equality as a human right, a condition for social justice, and a “necessary and fundamental prerequisite for equality, development, and peace.”  This policy seminar provides a retrospective and prospective look on how gender research–and its application to policy issues–has changed the landscape of food policy and agricultural development programming.

Join us as Agnes Quisumbing (IFPRI) and Claudia Ringler (IFPRI) review the impact that IFPRI’s gender research has had on policy actions and interventions over the past 20 years, as well as present seminal work on gender and climate change. Marc Cohen (Oxfam America) and Caren Grown (World Bank) will offer the NGO and multilateral development institution perspectives on the influence of IFPRI’s gender research on their work.


Website for the event available here.

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Event: Beijing+20: Gender, Power, and Decision-Making

The Gender and Inclusive Development Workgroup Presents:

Beijing+20: Gender, Power and Decision-MakingTuesday, February 24, 2015
12:30 – 2:00 PM
National Democratic Institute
455 Massachusetts Ave NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DCOn February 24, the SID GID Beijing+20 discussion series continues with a conversation on Point G: “Women in Power and Decision-Making,” co-hosted with the National Democratic Institute and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems. The discussion will begin with an exploration of progress made since 1995 toward women’s equal and active participation in power structures and decision-making, as well as their capacity to participate in decision-making and leadership.

Panelists will comment on the best practices that have evolved and moved women forward in the political sphere since 1995, as well as on emerging issues and future opportunities. The frameworks of international development work are shifting and being reshaped; these frameworks, like the Sustainable Development Goals, offer new opportunities for women in politics. The panel will explore how current and proven strategies can be built upon and carried forward, and how a more integrated, inclusive approach to democracy development might provide greater opportunity to achieving sustainable development overall.

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