Saturday, January 31, 2009

Mid-Term Review, Cairo, Egypt

The Pathways of Women’s Empowerment Research Project Consortium held its Mid-Term Review from January 20-24th, 2009 in Cairo, Egypt on the theme, “Women’s Empowerment: What are we learning?” This brought together researchers, research assistants and the communications officers from the five regional hubs to discuss research work and progress. The Department for International Development, UK reviewers were also there to offer insightful reviews and comments that would be needed for the 2nd phrase of the RPC. RPC work during the 2nd phase will be mostly focused on publications, paper presentations, policy influencing and communications initiatives as research findings are revealed.

Below are some pictures from the Mid-Term Review Conference:

Mona Ibrahim Ali, Women and Memory Forum, Egypt (front left)

Srilatha Batliwala, AWID and an external reviewer and Naila Kabeer, IDS, and Pathways Theme Covenor for Empowring Work

Naomi Hossain and her co-researchers discuss their work on
Discourses of Women's Empowerment in Bangladesh

Islad Jad responding to one of the presentations

Rosalind Eyben from the Global Hub speaks on her research on different meanings and implications of women's empowerment in global policy spaces.

Dzodzi Tsikata and Akosua Darkwah from the West Africa Hub presenting a paper on their work on Everyday Women's Lives in Ghana

Hania Sholkamy, Egypt speaks on 'just power' in the Middle East

Sohela Nazneen and Charmaine Pereira during a group discussion at the MTR

Photos by Akofa Anyidoho