ILRI policies, instititions and livelihoods program
The International Women’s day is commemorated worldwide on 8 March each year. ‘Make it happen’ is the 2015 theme. Towards this day, this blog will feature stories of partners collaborating with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in gender research. This first article features Pratyusha Basu, an associate professor of geography in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Texas at El Paso, USA.
The trajectory of development is influenced by gender differences because development does not occur in a vacuum. It takes place in a social and economic context that is shaped by gender differences and understanding and challenging these differences is important in enabling development. ~ Pratyusha Basu
Pratyusha Basu (left) with dairy farmers in Uganda during a study of the EADD hub (photo credit: ILRI)
What inspired you to venture into gender science and research?
My interests in gender and development have been cultivated through both personal experiences and my research endeavours. I…
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