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20 April 2018

Do we challenge social norms?

Shifting social norms for gender equality, rural development and poverty reduction.

Photo by CIFOR via Flickr.

Sida welcomes you to a participatory seminar unpacking social norms in relation to gender equality, rural development and poverty reduction. The objective of the seminar is two-fold:

  • Start a deeper discussion on the links between social norms, gender equality and rural development
  • Get inspiration on how to work with social norms from panellists and from colleagues

A researcher, a policymaker and a development practitioner will set the stage and provide their understanding of the current challenges and the lessons learnt within agriculture and women’s economic empowerment.

Mutual learning and inspiration is best achieved by engaging, and we therefore look forward to a sharing experience, which will include the knowledge and insights of participants as a central part of the discussions.


Please register no later than April 13 2018.


From 20 April 2018 at 09:00 to 20 April 2018 at 13:00


Stora Hörsalen
Valhallavägen 199

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8:30                     Registration

9:00                     Opening address and welcoming words
Ola Möller, Lead Agriculture Specialist and Gisela Strand, Gender Policy Specialist

9.20                     Perspective from the academic world
Professor Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt, Human Geography and team leader of the Afrint group at Lund University

9.45                     Perspectives from the Development practitioners
Dr. Jeanette Gurung, Founder and Executive Director of Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN) 

10.10                  Perspectives from the Policy makers
Florence Tatanac, Senior Officer and Group Leader of the Market Linkages and Value Chain Group in the Nutrition and Food Systems Division of FAO.

10.35                  Coffee and Group discussions with panellists and colleagues

12.00                  Group presentations and reflections from panellists, questions

12.55                  Concluding remarks

Ola Möller, Lead Agriculture Specialist


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