SOAS University of London

Support for SOAS Researchers

Integrating gender planning in research development and praxis


Date: 30 January 2020Time: 12:00 PM

Finishes: 30 January 2020Time: 1:30 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: S208

Type of Event: Panel Discussion

Note: Internal event not open to external attendees.

These lunchtime series aims to bring together researchers, students and facilitators to learn, discuss and share insights on specific aspects of ODA-funded research in an informal, interactive and thought-provoking space.

The session will look at GCRF gender equality requirements and discuss how these fit in the genealogy of paradigmatic thinking within gender and development. It will then explore epistemological, ethical and practical questions that emerge when a decolonial perspective is applied to mainstream concepts of gender and development and their transposition cross-culturally. Lastly, it will discuss how universities can navigate these requirements by example of the University of Edinburgh's internally-looking research project entitled "Integrating Gender Equality into GCRF Funding Bids and Projects" under the auspices of genderED directed by Professor Fiona Mackay.

Presenters: Dr Romina Istratii (SOAS) and Dr Rosalind Cavaghan (representing the University of Edinburgh); Discussant: Andrea Cornwall (SOAS) 

Watch a recording of the event on Panopto.

Event presentations

UKRI Gender Equality Statement: Understanding the Risks of ‘Gender Planning’ and Suggestions towards Gender-sensitive, Locally-embedded Approaches

The GCRF Gender Equality Statement: Key Challenges - Insights from GenderED’s SFC Funded Project

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