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The Global Research Priorities programme on International Development, University of Warwick, will be hosting its first Postgraduate Conference on the theme of why does gender matter in development and how change happens? Over the past decade, the international development community has been increasingly focusing on the effectiveness and sustainability of change management efforts of fostering international development and bridging the gender gap.

Through addressing gender inequalities in terms of in-country projects, the use of data analysis, and different approaches and methodologies that achieve change, we will examine how change to bring about gender equality is both necessary and urgent. Further work in this area has the potential to bring forward creative solutions to the issues concerning inequality and underdevelopment. The conference will address the question of change through examining some of these questions: 

What do NGOs, development agencies and institutions do or not do to ensure gender equality in their change work? 

Do the SDGs offer a framework for change, or do they represent old wine in a new bottle?  How can theoretical interventions help us rethink approaches to change? 

What implementation strategies on the ground can make for gender equal impact? 

Are there methodologies that are particularly useful in mapping change? 

What is the role of the academic community in terms of the role of change?

Confirmed Keynote: Prof Uma Chakravarti, feminist historian, human rights activist and film maker.

This one-day conference is designed to give postgraduate students from different research areas an opportunity to present and discuss their research and form new connections with their colleagues across different disciplines. We invite postgraduate students to submit their abstracts for oral and poster presentations. If you would like to present your paper on the conference, please follow the guidelines below.

Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts Send abstract of 200-400 words. We will accept email submissions only (in Microsoft Word .doc or .docx format only). Send to: a.naghiyeva@warwick.ac.uk (Arzu Naghiyeva) Deadline: 12:00 on Friday, 3 March. Decision by: Friday, 17 March All abstracts which conform to the above guidelines will be reviewed by the organising committee. You will be informed of the decision by the committee.

Accepted abstracts will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. There will be a dedicated poster session on the day of the conference and posters will be on display for the whole day.

Participation Fee There is a participation fee of 10 GBP for all participants, including the selected speakers. Further information Please see our website or contact Arzu for details.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/research/priorities/internationaldevelopment/research/annualthemes/genderandinternationaldevelopment/genderconference

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