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Focus on Gender:
Bridging Research and Practice

Developed by: Sue Telingator, Erika Gabriela López Arteaga, and Ketevan Kobaidze.

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.

Episodes

Episode 1: Gender Mainstreaming

In the inaugural episode of the podcast, listen to conversations between academics and practitioners who specialize in gender and international development as they discuss theory behind and practice of gender mainstreaming.

Featuring: Mary Alice Bamusiime, Dr. Jane Parpart, Dina M. Scippa, Marisna Yulianti

Episode 2, Part 1: Women, Peace & Security

In the first part of this two-part episode, listen to experts from Afghanistan and the United States as they discuss closing the gap for women, peace and security. This episode’s contributors include Ketevan Kobaidze, Erika Gabriela López Arteaga, Nicole Smith, Erika Atienzo, Shireen Motara and Irrsa Ahuj.

Featuring: Carla Koppell, Dr. Orzala Nemat

Episode 2, Part 2: Women, Peace & Security

In the second part of this two-part episode, experts from Liberia and the United States continue the discussion on ways to close the gap for women, peace and security. This episode’s contributors include Ketevan Kobaidze, Erika Gabriela López Arteaga, Nicole Smith, Erika Atienzo, Shireen Motara, Irrsa Ahuj.

Featuring: Laureate Leymah Roberta Gbowee, Dr. Anne Marie Goetz

Episode 1: Gender Mainstreaming

In the inaugural episode of the podcast, listen to conversations between academics and practitioners who specialize in gender and international development as they discuss the theory behind and the practice of gender mainstreaming.

Featuring: Mary Alice Bamusiime, Dr. Jane Parpart, Dina M. Scippa, Marisna Yulianti

Episode 2, Part 1: Women, Peace & Security

In the first part of this two-part episode, listen to experts from Afghanistan and the United States as they discuss closing the gap for women, peace and security. This episode’s collaborators include Ketevan Kobaidze, Erika Gabriela López Arteaga, Nicole Smith, Erika Atienzo, Shireen Motara and Irrsa Ahuj.

Featuring: Carla Koppell, Dr. Orzala Nemat

Episode 2, Part 2: Women, Peace & Security

In the second part of this two-part episode, experts from Liberia and the United States continue the discussion on ways to close the gap for women, peace and security. This episode’s collaborators include Ketevan Kobaidze, Erika Gabriela López Arteaga, Nicole Smith, Erika Atienzo, Shireen Motara, Irrsa Ahuj.

Featuring: Laureate Leymah Roberta Gbowee, Dr. Anne Marie Goetz

Podcast Host

Podcast Host

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. Sue is currently completing her doctoral degree at the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at UMass, Boston.

Jane Parpart

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.

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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.

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

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.

Carla Koppell

Carla Koppell is a distinguished fellow with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security where she leads an initiative to integrate attention to diversity, equity and inclusion issues into international affairs and public policy education. She recently served as a vice president with the United States Institute for Peace. Prior to that she served as chief strategy officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and was appointed USAID’s inaugural senior coordinator for gender equality and women’s empowerment. Koppell also directed the Institute for Inclusive Security, served as deputy assistant secretary for international affairs with the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development, and worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as well as the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Dr. Orzala Nemat

Dr Orzala Nemat is an Afghan scholar and civil society leader, currently based in Afghanistan. Dr Nemat is leading Afghanistan’s top research think tank Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU). Prior to this, she served briefly as the Afghan president’s advisor on sub-national governance. Dr. Nemat holds a PhD in Development Studies from SOAS (UK) and her research focuses on local governance relations in Afghanistan that result from external interventions.  She has over two decades of experience from grassroots Activism on women’s rights and justice matters, to be a researcher and in academia and policymaking. Under the Taliban regime, she launched underground literacy and health education programs for women and girls. Dr Nemat serves on several boards such as the Open Society Afghanistan, the Afghanaid, a British charity and supports many local initiatives led by Afghan youth. Her publications are widely available online and through academia.edu.

 

 

 

Laureate Leymah Roberta Gbowee

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Roberta Gbowee is a Liberian Peace Activist, trained social worker and women’s rights advocate. She is the Founder and current President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA). She also currently serves as the Executive Director of the Women, Peace and Security Program at Columbia University’s Earth Institute in New York, USA. She is the Co-Founder and former Executive Director of the Women Peace and Security Network Africa (WIPSEN-A) and a Founding Member and former Liberia Coordinator of the Women in Peacebuilding Network (WIPNET).

Madam Gbowee currently serves as a Member of the High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development, an Advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the United Nations (UN) and as a Member of the UN High Level Advisory Board on Mediation. She is a Member of the World Refugee Council (WRC), African Women Leaders Network for Reproductive Health and Family Planning, International Honorary Committee of the Global Biosphere Institute, Aurora Prize Selection Committee and the Business for Peace Awards Committee. She was recently appointed by the Canadian Prime Minister to serve as a member of the Gender Equality Advisory Council of the G7.

Madam Gbowee holds an M.A. in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, VA), and Doctor of Laws (LLD) honoris causa from Rhodes University in South Africa, Dartmouth College USA, Polytechnic University Mozambique and the University of Alberta in Canada. After receiving the Barnard College Medal of Distinction, she was named as a Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice and a Visiting Transnational Fellow at the Center for Research and Leadership Studies at Barnard College for the 2013-2014 academic year. From 2014 – 2016, she was appointed as a Distinguished Activist in Residence at the Union Theological Seminary.

She is married to Mr. Jay Kesselee Fatormah and is the proud mother of eight (8) wonderful children. Madam Gbowee is a Christian and proudly calls herself a “Daughter of Glorious Jesus.”

Anne Marie Goetz

Clinical Professor
Center for Global Affairs (CGA),
School of Professional Studies New York University (New York USA)

Dr. Goetz is both an academic and a policy-maker.  She holds a professorial appointment at the Center for Global Affairs at New York University, and has also taught at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.  Between 2005 and 2014 she served at the UN as a senior advisor on gender, governance, peace and security, where she supported Security Council resolutions on women’s participation in peacebuilding, and the prevention of conflict-related sexual.  She currently teaches International Relations, Comparative Politics and Feminist Theory.  She has conducted research in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, the Philippines, South Africa and Uganda, and has published seven books on gender, politics, conflict resolution and accountability in developing countries, including No Shortcuts to Power (2003), Reinventing Accountability (2007), and Governing Women (2009),

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