PEP researchers call for women-focused policies at international conferences

October 20, 2023

Two PEP researchers presented their findings and policy recommendations at different international events.

Women were the focus of two PEP project presentations featured at different international conferences on October 20, 2023.

At the What Works Global Summit 2023 in Ottawa, Canada, Eugenie Rose Fontep shared how training and empowerment policies targeting women plot managers in Nigeria are the most effective options for mitigating climate shocks through crop diversification. Dr. Fontep presented her team’s findings and policy recommendations during the session on Food Systems and Nutrition. She also chaired a session on Evidence for Climate Policy (pictured). Find out more about this PEP project supported under the Climate change in Africa: Impacts and responses for women and girls initiative.

Meanwhile, Matias Berthelon joined remotely the 78th Economic Policy Panel Meeting—held in Madrid, Spain—to present on how extending school hours improves work opportunities for mothers in Chile. Professor Berthelon highlighted how schools have a broader role in society beyond their educational function. Watch the presentation on YouTube and find out more about this PEP project supported under the PEP-PAGE II initiative.

Find more projects, results and resources relating to gender and women’s empowerment on our Gender page.


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