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Challenging Power Structures

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Join us for an engaging panel discussion on gender, power structures and global change!

This event is free but seating is limited, so please register.

As part of its Solutions for Gender Equality speaker series, IDRC is hosting a special panel in collaboration with the International Development Week 2019 Conference at the University of Ottawa.

The panel will explore the intersection of power structures with efforts to foster greater autonomy among vulnerable groups; in particular, the conversation will consider issues of decision-making and access to resources when facing the local impact of global changes.

In the context of the many emerging and ongoing socioeconomic and environmental changes worldwide, panelists will share their observations and experiences challenging established power structures and fostering transformational approaches for socially inclusive resilience. The discussion will focus on successful approaches and solutions that have helped women and girls, improved community resilience, transformed food systems, and enhanced the livelihoods of some of the most vulnerable communities in the Global South.

Our expert panel of researchers and experts consists of:

• Nitya Rao, Professor of Gender & Development, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

• Daniel Morchain, Senior Adviser - Resilience & Climate, Oxfam GB, United Kingdom

• Amina Maharjan, Livelihoods Specialist Migration, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal

• Maureen Kemunto Miruka, Director, Agriculture and Market Systems, CARE USA, Kenya

Santiago Alba Corral, Director, Agriculture and Environment, IDRC, will moderate the panel.

The Solutions for Gender Equality speaker series is inspired by Women Deliver 2019 — the world’s largest conference on gender equality — which will take place in Vancouver from June 3 to 6, 2019. The speaker series focuses on the conference theme of power and how it can drive or hinder progress and change.

French and English simultaneous interpretation will be available.

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This event is a part of International Development Week 2019, a weeklong initiative organized by the International Development Students Association.

Accessibility accommodations will be made available upon request, to the best of the ability of the DSA.

The DSA acknowledges that this event takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory.

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