This podcast focuses on gender and international development and would be of interest to practitioners, as well as academics. Both groups often work in silos and don’t speak to each other, even though they work on similar issues. The objective of the podcast is to bring both groups together to share knowledge and lessons learned.
The podcast was developed by: Sue Telingator, Erika Gabriela López Arteaga, and Ketevan Kobaidze.


Sue Telingator has over twenty-five years of professional experience and international development knowledge. She has extensive written and verbal communications skills, as well as experience in civil society advocacy/organizing, training, management, and creative problem-solving.   Most recently, she spent six years living in francophone West Africa, working for a US Government agency, a United Nations agency, and a pan-African foundation.  Ms. Telingator has significant expertise in gender issues in a variety of sectors including education, environment, economic growth and agriculture. Her ability to integrate creative and holistic gender approaches that incorporate proven strategies for inclusion help to break down the barriers that impede a successful project activity.  She continues to work toward helping to progress the gender goals most recently articulated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Marisna Yulianti

Marisna Yulianti  has professional experience in project management on issues of social inclusion, poverty alleviation, promotion and protection of the rights of vulnerable groups including women, children, elderly and people with disabilities (PWDs), women’s empowerment, gender equality, and young people’s sexuality and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) at national and regional level in Southeast Asia.  She is knowledgeable and experienced in gender mainstreaming especially in education, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, and the business/economic sector. She has a Master of Arts degree in Psychoogy and Human Development from the Nagoya University, Japan and a BA in Social Psychology from the University of Tokyo, Japan.  In addition to her native languages in Indonesia, she speaks English and Japanese.

Jane Parpart

Jane Parpart is a faculty fellow in the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance at UMass Boston.  She is a professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University and the former Lester Pearson Chair in International Development Studies at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada as well as Adjunct Professor at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa in Canada. Parpart is co-editor of Politics, Power and Gender Justice in the Anglophone Caribbean, an IRDC-funded project with the University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, where she taught from 2007 to 2011. Professor Parpart has written extensively on gender and development; gender mainstreaming and empowerment; masculinities and (in) security; silence, voice and agency in gendered insecure sites; and urban life in Southern Africa. Her latest book, Rethinking Silence, Voice and Agency in Contested Gendered Terrains (Routledge, 2019), was co-edited by Swati Parashar.

Dina M. Scippa

Dina M. Scippa is a senior gender and social inclusion expert with 15 years of professional experience in international development. Ms. Scippa has recognized gender integration expertise and has led teams to design and implement gender-sensitive programming, working directly with the private sector, host governments, and civil society organizations. Her areas of expertise are in institutional change processes and organizational management specifically related to gender integration, gender and social inclusion training, participatory development processes, qualitative research design and implementation, gender integration into new business development and project design, as well as monitoring, evaluation and learning. She has a Master’s degree in Development Studies with a concentration in Gender from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). 

Mary Alice Bamusiime

Mary Alice Bamusiime is a gender and development specialist with close to 16 years of professional experience in gender and social inclusion. Alice has executed a range of assignments with government, international organizations, as well as civil society organizations. She has proven expertise and experience in gender mainstreaming and integration in organizations, conducting participatory gender audits for government and the private sector.  Alice has a Master of Development, Gender and Rural Development degree from Vanhall Larenstein, Part of Wageningen University of applied sciences in the Netherlands and a Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Development from Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

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