Decent Rural Employment

FAO, IFAD, ILO workshop on gender and rural employment: “differentiated pathways out of poverty”


FAO, IFAD and ILO are pleased to announce a three-day technical expert workshop on “Gaps, trends and current research in gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: differentiated pathways out of poverty”. It will be held in Rome, from 31 March to 2 April 2009, at Casa San Bernardo (Via Laurentina 289), and will gather a hundred experts of different countries, profile and background along with participants of UN agencies and international organizations.

This technical expert workshop aims at:

• analyzing trends and issues, identifying gaps, best practice and knowledge, and giving suggestions and recommendations for research and policy design;

• generating networking between concerned policy makers, researchers and practitioners working on gender equitable rural employment and decent work;.

• contributing to 3 main outputs:

1. A short workshop report;

2. A publication of the workshop papers;

3. A series of policy briefs, to be translated into 4 languages;

• providing a solid set of inputs for the forthcoming work of the SOFA 2010, focusing on “Gender and agriculture”, and the 2009 IFAD Rural Poverty Report.


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