Igniting Change: The Gender Match

TEDx event highlights potential development gains from women’s empowerment

Source: IFPRI/Menberemariam Seyoum
Woman cooking in Ethiopia

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Over the past few decades, development researchers and practitioners have spent countless resources trying to identify the perfect recipe for development policies and programs to follow when tackling food security, malnutrition, and poverty in poor countries. In this talk, we turned to three speakers from the development research community who make the powerful argument that the “missing ingredient” in many cases is paying attention to gender in development.

Event information

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
Doors open at 10:00am
Program 10:30 – 11:55am
Informal discussion and lunch 11:55 – 1:45pm

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Agnes Quisumbing of IFPRI spoke about her research on agricultural interventions and reductions in micronutrient deficiencies in Bangladesh. Jemimah Njuki of ILRI discussed her research on women, value chains, and collective action in Malawi. Ruth Meinzen-Dick of IFPRI spoke on the importance of securing property rights and assets for women in the context of development. All speakers point to the larger development gains that paying attention to household behavior, gender relations, and women’s empowerment can spark.