Challenging power structures in the context of global change

Woman kneeling in a vegetable field in Tunisia.


Event date:
February 06, 2019
University of Ottawa
120 University Private Social Sciences Building (room 4007)
Ottawa, ON
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join us for an engaging panel discussion on gender, power structures, and global change.

As part of its Solutions for Gender Equality speaker series, IDRC is hosting a special panel in collaboration with the International Development Week 2019 Conference at the University of Ottawa.

The panel will explore the intersection of power structures with efforts to foster greater autonomy among vulnerable groups; in particular, the conversation will consider issues of decision-making and access to resources when facing the local impact of global changes.

French and English simultaneous interpretation will be available.

This event is free but seating is limited, so please register.

About the panel

In the context of the many emerging and ongoing socioeconomic and environmental changes worldwide, panelists will share their observations and experiences challenging established power structures and fostering transformational approaches for socially inclusive resilience. The discussion will focus on successful approaches and solutions that have helped women and girls, improved community resilience, transformed food systems, and enhanced the livelihoods of some of the most vulnerable communities in the Global South.

The event features an expert panel of researchers and experts:

  • Santiago Alba Corral, Panel moderator and Director of IDRC’s Agriculture and Environment program
  • Nitya Rao, Professor of Gender & Development, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
  • Daniel Morchain, Senior Adviser - Resilience & Climate, Oxfam GB, United Kingdom
  • Amina Maharjan, Livelihoods Specialist Migration, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal
  • Maureen Kemunto Miruka, Director, Agriculture and Market Systems, CARE USA, Kenya

The Solutions for Gender Equality speaker series is inspired by Women Deliver 2019, the world’s largest conference on gender equality, which will take place in Vancouver from June 3-6. The speaker series focuses on the conference theme of power and how it can drive or hinder progress and change.