Theme Governance, Gender and Poverty is divided into two strategic sub-themes, which are:
Governance and Political Economy
Governance and Political Economy focuses on research, communications and uptake that supports the development of more accountable institutions to deliver more equitable and sustainable outcomes for the poor and marginalized groups.
The sub-theme’s major areas of work include:
- Strengthening collective action for sustainable and inclusive natural resource governance across scales
- Integrate power mapping and analysis in ongoing policy discussions towards more deliberative policy processes
- Building more accountable local resource governance relying on grass-roots forces and its inter-linkages with other key stakeholders
Please contact Diana Suhardiman for further information.
Poverty Reduction and Gender Equity
We see women’s and men’s individual and collective empowerment as a critical process for poverty reduction, whereby individuals and groups are able to critically challenge unjust and unequal power relationships that are entrenched in everyday norms, knowledge and practices and reproduced by political economic structures and hegemonic discourses. We recognize that intersectionality is central to understand and reduce gender inequities and to promote women’s empowerment and see gender as one entry point to analyse power relationships, acknowledging that gender intersects with age, caste, class, ethnicity, religion, etc.
- Evolving gender relationships and agrarian structures under socio-demographic transitions
- Water security and women’s empowerment
- Data development and use
- Poverty reduction and the water-food-energy nexus
Please contact Floriane Clement for further information.