Female empowerment and financial inclusion in rural Rwanda: A story about bridging theory and practice

30. Januar 2020, 16.15–17.45 Uhr
Bern, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, Room 27.E31 «Europa» (1. UG), Effingerstrasse 27-29

Research-based development projects are perceived as the «gold standard» for development organizations. But what exactly does this mean? And how can we overcome the gap between theory and practice? The ongoing project on Economic Empowerment of Rural Women and Youth through Access to Finance will demonstrate the steps from research to practice. The project targets agricultural casual workers who belong to the poorest population in Rwanda. Agricultural casual work is a poverty trap, as workers need to save money to open up new income-generating possibilities. The project paves the way to formal financial institutions and to skill acquisition. Moreover, it provides agricultural casual workers a pathway out of poverty. The atelier genre facilitates a dialogue on gendered financial inclusion, new income-generating possibilities, and the implementation of research results into practice.

Input by Dr. Christine Bigler (Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (ICFG), University of Bern); Moderation by Corinne Huser (Senior Gender Equality Policy Advisor, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC).

Furter information is available here. Please register by E-Mail until 28 January 2020.

atelier  genre  –  a  forum  for  knowledge  exchange  and  insight  into  the  latest  research  results and current theoretical debates at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Stu-dies (ICFG) at the University of Bern. This particular event is co-organized with the SDC.

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