Conference 2019


(En)gendering Development: Research to Policy and Practice

When:  14-15th November 2019

Where: Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9 

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Thursday 14th November

18:00     Registration & Refreshments

18.30     Welcome Address and Keynote Speaker

Prof Naila Kabeer, London School of Economics

Gender equality, economic growth and women’s agency: a feminist reading of ‘randomista’ economics.

19.30     Wine & Canapé Network Reception


Friday 15th November

08:45     Registration & Refreshments

09.30     Opening Address & Keynote Speaker

Prof. Stephanie Barrientos, University of Manchester

Gender and Work in global value chains: Capturing the Gains?

11.15     Morning Breakout Sessions

13.00     DSA Ireland AGM

13.00     Lunch

14.15     Afternoon Breakout Sessions & Plenary

16.45    Conference Close


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Conference Theme

Development is a contested concept, which is increasingly coming under strain as result of the rise of ultra-nationalism around the world, the existential threat posed by climate change and processes of securitisation.  In order for it to be reinvigorated, it needs new forms of praxis, which are more socially and gender equitable.  

Only through its reconceptualisation and reoperationalisation can it become sustainable. This conference explores the ways in which this might happen, with a specific focus on the need for community and in particular, women’s inclusion in processes of socio-economic change.

Women are disproportionately affected by poverty due to gender constructs, which serve to deprive them of their opportunity for development.  Conference papers and posters come from across all fields and aspects of development. The DSAI will address this cluster of issues from a critical perspective through contributions by its Study Groups, namely those studying and engaging with; Adaptive Programming, Civil Society, Education, Gender, Health and Nutrition, Humanitarian Action, ICT4D, and the  vibrant DSAI Postgraduate Network.


The keynotes for the conference are Professor Naila Kabeer of the London School of Economics and Professor Stephanie Barrientos of the University of Manchester who will focus on gendered aspects of socio-economic restructuring in the Global South.