Decolonising gender in peacebuilding and development projects

The Centre for Global Development hosts the third and final seminar in its series on decolonisation and development this semester.

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The global development industry now has a mainstream focus on gender, at least rhetorically.  Gender equality is goal 5 of the SDGs. Yet how are such commitments operationalised in practice? For example, how is ‘empowerment’ defined and measured in development projects? A growing decolonial feminist critique demands attention be paid to the cultural and complex dynamics of gender and social inclusion. Yet such analysis is often resisted by the hegemonic power of aid funders.

This seminar brings together academic practitioners working in this space to consider these questions. 


1Dr Jackie Ogega – Head of Gender and Social Inclusion, World Vision - USA

2.  Dr Constance Akurugu – Lecturer in Sociology and Gender Studies (SD Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies - Ghana)

3Ruth Smith – PhD candidate, School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds

The webinar will be chaired by Dr Winnie Bedigen and  Alesia Ofori Dedaa


For further details, visit the Centre for Global Development event listing.

Register here if you are interested in participating.