(En)gendering Development: Research to Policy and Practice
When: 14-15th November 2019
Where: Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9
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
14.15 Afternoon Breakout Sessions & Plenary
16.45 Conference Close
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.