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A gender perspective on demography and conflicts

Norad (Aud.1, floor), Bygdøy Allé 2, 0257 Oslo
27.04.2017 08:00 CET
27.04.2017 13:15 CET
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The Research Council of Norway, Norad and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs invites you to a conference presenting results and policy recommendations from research on population, gender, peace and security.

Results and policy recommendations from research on population, gender, peace and security to be presented in this seminar. Foto: Silje Vevatne/Norad

The conference will be opened by Laila Bokhari, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jon Lomøy, Director General, Norad and Jesper W. Simonsen, Executive Director, Research Council of Norway.

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The conference is divided in two sessions:

Session 1 on Population, economics, poverty and reproductive health

With financial support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, as well as Norad, the ECONPOP activity was launched in 2009 to help understand how poverty, economic growth and cultural conditions interact with reproductive health and population dynamics in low-income settings, particularly in the sub-Saharan regions of Africa.

Six research projects have obtained funding under this scheme. This session will present the main results from these now concluded projects with a particular focus on their implications for future policies.

The session will start with Marlene Lee, Senior Programme Director at the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), Washington DC, who will present a policy brief based on the six ECONPOP-funded projects.

PRB is charged by the Hewlett Foundation to coordinate the Population and Poverty network (PopPov) of which the ECONPOP-researchers are part of. This will be followed by short presentations by a representative from each of the projects, who will sit together in a panel.

Session 2 on Women, Peace and Security

The session will be opened with an address from Maria Eriksson Baaz, Professor at the University of Gothenburg and senior researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute. Professor Eriksson Baaz has longstanding experience on researching African security, politics, gender and violence.

The research programme NORGLOBAL has been funding research projects on women and gender equality since 2009.

Six projects concentrating on Women, Peace and Security in vulnerable states of Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, DR Congo and post-conflict states of Colombia and Liberia will present their results and policy implications.

A policy brief on 11 projects and their contribution to the field of Women, Peace and Security will also be presented.