To mark the International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC), the Department of Gender Studies, the Department of International Development and the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) programme at the Overseas Development Institute are co-hosting an event to explore what economic empowerment means across women’s life-course in order to bring out the importance of laying its foundations in their adolescent years.
Our panelists will explore the challenges of economic empowerment at different stages of women’s life course and discuss in greater detail what combination of skills, assets, opportunities and self-worth is needed by adolescent girls if they are to exercise strategic voice, choice and influence in their transition into adulthood.
Dr Nicola Jones, Director of the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) programme and principal research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) will chair the session, with panelists including
• Sarah Baird, Associate Professor of Global Health and Economics at George Washington University and Quantitative Research lead for the GAGE programme;
• Ms Jo Cooke, Gender Policy Advisor at the Department for International Development (DFID);
• Naila Kabeer, Professor of Gender and Development at the Department of Gender Studies and Department of International Development and GAGE Economic Empowerment thematic expert
There will be a reception held following the event.