Policy Seminar

Beijing +20 and Beyond

How Gender Research Is Changing the Landscape of Food Policy
Oct 14, 2015 - 04:15 pm to 05:45 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.