Women and Land and Natural Resource Governance: The South-West Pacific in Comparative Context (6-7 Dec. 2012)

Workshop: 6-7 December 2012
Theatres 2 and 3, Hedley Bull Building
The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

Public Lecture: 5:30pm 6 December 2012
Women’s Assets and Empowerment in Agriculture by Ruth Meinzen-Dick
Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute [flyer].

The ANU Law, Governance and Development Initiative (LGDI) is collaborating with the World Bank Justice for the Poor (J4P) program and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to hold a two-day workshop discussing the existing theory and evidence of the impact of women’s inclusion in land and natural resource governance in the south-west Pacific.

The workshop will help to identify an action research agenda to better understand the dynamics of natural resource governance in the region, and what can be done in terms of policy to support more gender equitable outcomes. While women’s participation is a development goal in its own right (an intrinsic good), the workshop will focus on the theories and evidence that support (or not) women’s inclusion as means of achieving broader development goals (an instrumental good). This focus is grounded in a view that it increases the chances of reaching those who have influence over land and natural resource governance and targets approaches with potentially the greatest developmental good.

A workshop program will be added to this post soon. This workshop is open to all. If you would like to attend, please contact Dr Rebecca Monson (rebecca.monson@anu.edu.au).

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