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The 2021 Women and Gender in Development Conference Out of the Theory and Into the Field: A Dialogue on Gendered Approaches to Inclusive Rural Development looked different than it did in 2019. Given the ongoing impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic the Virginia Tech's Women and Gender in International Development Program made the decision to transition the conference to a completely virtual event. The conference welcomed over 300 attendees, from 22 different countries, to partake in two and half days of synchronous programing, networking opportunities, and the conference's asynchronous programing and learn from gender experts and international agriculture experts promoting inclusive agriculture and rural development. Please use the links below to access the recordings from the conference's Keynote Addresses, Panels, World Cafe Presentations, and 4 Minute Flashtalks.

Mentoring/Careers Conversation

  • Amanda Crump - Assistant Professor of Teaching International Agricultural Development University of California, Davis
  • Batamaka Some - West Africa Regional Representative McKnight Foundation’s Collaborative Crop Research Program
  • Daniel Sumner - Assistant Director, Women and Gender in International Development VT Center for International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED)
  • Halimah DeShong - The University Of The West Indies
  • Beth Holtzman - Coordinator, Women’s Agricultural Network, New Farmer Project and Women's Agricultural Network (WAgN) University of Vermont Extension
  • Laura Zseleczky - Communications Specialist Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish

Women, land, and power: How does gender intersect with agricultural decision-making and conservation in the U.S.?

  • Angie Carter - Board Member Women, Food and Agriculture Network
  • Gabrielle Roesch-McNally - Director, Women for the Land Initiative American Farmland Trust

The colonial development experiment nexus and its gender, race and class impacts in the Caribbean

  • Tami Navarro - Associate Director Barnard Center for Research on Women
  • Halimah DeShong - Senior Lecturer & Head, Institute for Gender & Development Studies, The University Of The West Indies