Harvesting equality in rural households - Episode 49
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Harvesting equality in rural households - Episode 4930 October 2023
Rural women are at the heart of agriculture – yet they’ve less resources, time and decision-making power than men. So how does IFAD combat gender inequality in rural communities? Tshering Choden from the Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division explains, followed by Country Director Philippe Remy on how success stories from Malawi can be implemented in Tunisia. In Latin America rural women leaders discuss closing the gender gap.
This month, Ilse Loango launches a mini-series on Fundación ACUA, a non-profit that works to promote the empowerment of Afro-descendants in Latin America. EatFresh founder Hadija Jabiri talks about female empowerment on farms and Judy Ling Wong, Honorary President of the Black Environmental Network, about diversity in rural communities. Wrapping up, Claire Somerville of the Geneva Graduate Institute discusses gender disparity.
- Tshering Choden on implementing GALS
- From Malawi to Tunisia with Philippe Remy
- Kimberly Noelia Uyaguari: Closing the gap in Ecuador
- Yudi Yoselin Guevara: Closing the gap in El Salvador
- Ilse Loango on the importance of cultural identity
- Hadija Jabiri leads the way for women entrepreneurs in Africa
- Judy Ling Wong: Access to nature for all
- Claire Somerville on gender and rural health
- Summing up
- Previous episodes to enjoy
|Tshering Choden, IFAD Technical Specialist for Gender and Social Inclusion|
Tshering Choden is an IFAD Technical Specialist for Gender and Social Inclusion based in Delhi. She explains how IFAD implements the Gender Action Learning System (GALS) – a methodology that helps realize gender-transformative results in IFAD’s operations.
|Philippe Remy, IFAD Country Director|
Country Director Philippe Remy visits Malawi to see how GALS is being implemented, in a bid to put it into practice in Tunisia.
|Kimberly Noelia Uyaguari|
In Ecuador, young leader Kimberly Noelia Uyaguari is involved in implementing Closing the Gap – Cerrando Brecha – a methodology that seeks to identify forms of gender inequality in rural settings.
|Yudi Yoselin Guevara|
Another young leader, Yudi Yoselin Guevara, is working to implement the Closing the Gap methodology in El Salvador. Yoselin speaks of the importance of the community to effectively close the gap.
|Ilse Loango, Entrepreneur|
From Colombia, entrepreneur Ilse Loango kicks off our new mini-series in collaboration with ACUA, a foundation in support of Afro-descendant communities in Latin America. Ilse talks to us about her start-up and the ways in which it helps to bolster a shared cultural identity.
|Hadija Jabiri, founder and managing director of GBRI Business Solutions in Tanzania|
Hadija Jabiri is the founder and managing director of GBRI Business Solutions in Tanzania, a global community working to empower women entrepreneurs across Africa. She is also involved in the Africa Food Systems Forum and works to promote sustainable and profitable agriculture by empowering small-scale farmers. Hadija has received several awards for her ongoing work.
|Judy Ling Wong, founder and honorary president of Black Environment Network|
We catch up with Judy Ling Wong, founder and honorary president of Black Environment Network – an organization that focuses of environmental justice for ethnic minorities. She tells us about their progress and how nature-based activities are addressing the rise of eco-anxiety.
|Claire Somerville, Executive Director of the Gender Centre at the Geneva Graduate Institute|
Claire Somerville is the Executive Director of the Gender Centre at the Geneva Graduate Institute. She gives us an insight into her research on gender and health issues in rural communities.
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