1 November 2018

Call for Papers for the Conference at the University of Canberra: Gender Equality Through Agricultural Research for Development

1 November 2018 - The University of Canberra (Australia), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), is organizing jointly with the Australia­­­n Centre for Agricultural Research and the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research, the international conference Gender Equality Through Agricultural Research for Development, which will take place from 2 - 4 April 2019 at the University of Canberra. The event aims to be an interdisciplinary conference for researchers and practitioners in all fields of agriculture (including food/commodity/cash crops, subsistence/semi-subsistence sectors, supply chains, forestry, fisheries, and water management).

Six themes will focus the discussion within the conference: Gender and Equity for Nutritious and Healthy Food Systems; Gender, Agricultural Productivity and Rural Transformation; Cultivating Equality: Bringing Evidence from the Field to Close the Agricultural Gender Gap; Men, Masculinity and Changing Rural Economies; Labour and Production Relations; and Gender Integration in Agri-food Systems Research for Development. Professors Naila Kabeer (London School of Economics and Political Science) and Katherine Gibson (Western Sydney University), both well known researchers in this field, will be the keynote speakers during the event.

The call for papers for the conference is available here. The deadline for submission is 9am Sunday, 18 November 2018 (AEDT). Submissions are welcome from academics, practitioners and students. Kindly note that a small number of authors will be invited to contribute to a peer-refereed post-conference publication. All outlines must be emailed as a Word attachment to conference liaison, Siew Tan (siewimm.tan@canberra.edu.au). Notifications of acceptance/rejection will be emailed to the submitting author by Wednesday, 5 December 2018 (AEDT). Those who are accepted will be required to submit a 250-word abstract.