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Women & Gender in Development Conference 2019: Out of the theory & into the field

February 28-March 1, 2019  The Inn at Virginia Tech

Women and Gender in International Development at the Center for International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED) of Virginia Tech invites students, faculty, practitioners, and interested individuals to an intensive learning and networking opportunity engaging renowned experts in international development, with particular emphasis on gender. Keynote speakers and panelists will address gender equality, empowerment, masculinity, and intersectionality; agriculture, nutrition, and One Health; and access to resources including land, capital, and technology. This conference will be particularly beneficial to students and faculty preparing for fieldwork or considering future opportunities in development. See our website for more.

Keynote speakers:
Dr. Carmen Diana Deere, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Latin American Studies and Food & Resource Economics, University of Florida

Dr. Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow, Food Consumption and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Closing address:

Dr. Krista Jacobs, Senior Gender Advisor, USAID/Bureau for Food Security