Women in research in the developing world: Challenges and opportunities


29 June 2017, 13:00 – 14:30 BST

Free Webinar: Women in research in the developing world: Challenges and opportunities

Only 28% of the world’s researchers are women

Gender barriers and biases prevent the creation and use of knowledge that can enable inclusive, just and sustainable development. To address global challenges, we need an evidence base that reflects both men’s and women’s concerns.

INASP recently launched a Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education toolkit to support universities and institutions in kick-starting discussions about the roles of women in academia and in research.

This webinar will explore the common challenges for women in developing countries pursuing careers in academia and research with the aim of understanding the current context and opportunities for change. We will feature speakers from INASP partner institutions and universities who will share their experiences and lessons learned, as well experts in gender who will highlight the current state of play globally.

The webinar will end with a Q&A and discussion with all speakers.


Challenges for women in Tanzania: Lessons learnt from the University of Dodoma

Prof. Flora Fabian from University of Dodoma, Tanzania. Flora will be speaking about the challenges women academics face in Tanzania and will share lessons learnt from the gender mainstreaming process at the University of Dodoma.


Shining a light on gender inequalities in Somalia
Sahro Ahmed Koshin, Somali Institute for Development and Research Analysis (SIDRA) will speak about gender inequalities in research and higher education in Somalia and the knowledge exchange work SIDRA has been undertaking to address some of these challenges.

Setting the context: Women in research in developing countries

Dr Jo Beall, Director of Education and Society for the British Council and Chair of INASP’s Board of Trustees will talk about gender in academia and research at a global level with a focus on developing countries and why it is important to tackle inequality in these areas.

Hosted by:

INASP’s Jennifer Chapin will be your host, managing and moderating the webinar. Jennifer manages the AuthorAID programme to support the capacity of researchers in developing countries to communicate their research to different actors, and to increase the quality and quantity of their research publications.

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