National policy conferences

To facilitate effective dissemination and policy influence at the national level, PEP provides financial and logistical support for researchers to organize policy conferences, through which they can directly communicate and discuss their PEP research findings to an audience of policy makers, advisors and other stakeholders, in their home countries.

Call to target women farmers’ structural disadvantages to improve food security in Cameroon

July 30, 2021 | Yaoundé, Cameroon

A team of local PEP researchers organised a national policy conference to call for policies targeting women farmers’ structural disadvantages to reduce the gender productivity gap and improve food security in Cameroon.

Encouraging agricultural investments to mitigate climate change effects in Burkina Faso

July 29, 2021 | Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

A team of local PEP researchers organised a national policy conference to encourage investment in irrigation and agricultural inputs as measures to mitigate climate change effects in Burkina Faso.

Advocating for investment in Senegal’s hotel and civil engineering sectors

July 16, 2021 | Senegal

A team of local PEP researchers held a national policy conference online to call for investment in the sectors where women and graduates work, to reduce unemployment in Senegal.

Promoting affirmative action policies to boost employment equality in Senegal

July 9, 2021 | Senegal

A team of local PEP researchers held a national policy conference to discuss how implementing affirmative action policies can increase employment equality in Senegal.

Calling for a women’s agricultural credit guarantee in Burkina Faso

July 6, 2021 | Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

A team of local PEP researchers held a national policy conference to discuss how facilitating women’s access to agricultural credit can boost their empowerment in Burkina Faso.

Advocating for diversification to increase income and wellbeing in rural Senegal

June 15, 2021 | Senegal

A team of local PEP researchers held a national policy conference online to discuss how to improve rural women’s wellbeing by encouraging non-farm diversification in Senegal.

Promoting measures to protect women smallholders from climate shocks in Lesotho

May 28, 2021 | Maseru, Lesotho

A team of local PEP researchers held a national policy conference to discuss policies that can help Lesotho’s rural women protect their livelihoods against floods and droughts.

Promoting biomass power in Côte d’Ivoire

May 6, 2021 | Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

A team of local PEP researchers held a national policy conference to discuss how decentralized electrification through biomass power plants can improve rural women’s empowerment.

Discussing improvements to Malawi’s farm subsidies

April 29, 2021 | Malawi

A team of local PEP researchers held a national policy conference online to discuss how to improve gender equity through better targeting of Malawi’s farm input subsidies.

Encouraging innovative microcredit in Benin

April 20, 2021 | Cotonou, Benin

A team of local PEP researchers held a national policy conference to discuss how to improve microfinance programmes to better address the needs of rural women entrepreneurs.

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