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Food Systems and Nutrition Webinar

30 Apr 2021

Women's Empowerment and Nutrition 

The aim of this webinar is to discuss how programmes promoting women’s empowerment can contribute to improved women’s nutrition and health, looking towards the Food Systems Summit 2021. The concept of nutritional empowerment as a method to identify barriers to increased nutrition will be presented. The webinar will present findings from research and case studies from Irish and other NGOs undertaking projects focussed on women’s empowerment. Discussion will explore lessons on programme design and implementation of development interventions which can simultaneously contribute to women’s empowerment and food security and nutrition.

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11:00  –  Welcome – Dr Nick Chisholm, Director, Centre for Global Development, University College Cork (UCC)


11:05  –  Opening Remarks – Dr Barbara Doyle Prestwich, Lecturer and Researcher in

Plant Science, Biotechnology, Sustainable Agriculture & Genetics, University College Cork



Overview of How to Link Women's Empowerment and Nutrition: the Women's Empowerment in Nutrition Index (WENI)


11:10 – Sudha Narayanan, Associate Professor at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai


11:30 – Q&A



Evidence and Responses from Irish and International Development Partners


11:40 – Solange Cullen, Researcher, Department of Food Business & Development, UCC


11:55 – Marlène Hebie, Nutrition Adviser, Goal Global


12:05 – Rosemary Silaa, Executive Director, COUNSENUTH Tanzania 


12:15 – Discussion / Q&A



Game Changing Solutions for Women’s Empowerment and Nutrition


12:25 – Maureen Muketha, Founder of non-profit Tule Vyema, and Member of the Food Systems Summit Action Track 1 Leadership Team


12:35 - Discussion / Q&A


13:00 – Close

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