HER+ research on norms limiting women’s resilience to climate change
In the recently concluded 2023 Development Studies Association (DSA) annual conference, IITA Post-Doctoral Fellow (Gender Research), Olajumoke Adeyeye, presented some of the CGIAR Harnessing Gender and Social Equality for Resilience in Agrifood Systems (HER+) Initiative preliminary findings on restrictive gender norms that limit women’s capacities to building economic resilience to climate change (CC) challenges in Nigeria. The conference provides a platform to share the research outcome with experts and researchers on gender and development across the globe.
The conference, which took place at the University of Reading, United Kingdom, from 28 to 30 June, was themed “Crisis in the Anthropocene: Rethinking Connection and Agency for Development.” It was an opportunity for DSA members to gather again physically for the first time since 2019, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The conference included a range of panel formats, including paper, roundtable, asynchronous and experimental panels such as debates and speed meetings. There was also the Global South Study Group meeting, DSA students’ members’ meetings, DSA study group meetings, and plenary sessions. The conference featured over eighty panels on cross-cutting issues covering development crises, agency, knowledge, and governance. There were over three hundred physical and online participants from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.