GEEDA Call for Papers
What impact does the Diaspora and women in the UK have on Gender education and enterprise development for Africa?
Location : SOAS, University of London
When: Saturday 8th June – 10.00am – 7.00pm
Where: SOAS – Room KLT 1471.
What is GEEDA?
Gender Education and Enterprise Development for Africa (GEEDA) is a Diaspora led initiative. We are building a common platform amongst practitioners and policy makers; academia and activists; funders and international non-governmental organisations - stakeholders in the development of Africa from a gender equality perspective.
It is driven by a steering group of organisations and individuals with extensive knowledge, expertise and women’s networks within the African Diaspora in the UK, Europe as well as partners in Africa.
Aims of the event
The event is a unique opportunity for various Gender and education specialists stakeholders in African development to meet, talk and learn from each other in order to:
• research and consult on challenges and best practices
• highlight key factors of success
• encourage sharing of information and partnership
A platform and body of knowledge informed from the bottom of the pyramid, which promotes women and girls’ empowerment and gender equality for the development of Africa.
Mobilisation of women and the African Diaspora for greater voice and impact on UK development policy
Call for Papers and Performances
If you wish to develop an artistic/cultural performance or submit a paper in relation to one of the themes below to be considered by the GEEDA steering group, then please send a short abstract of up to 350 words by Wednesday 8th May by email to GEEDA@aspireeducationgroup.com. Contributors of short listed abstracts will be contacted by the 13th of May to submit their full paper (between 4 to 5 thousand words) by Wednesday 29th May. All selected papers will be featured on our GEEDA blog and we welcome international contributions.
We welcome academic research; case studies of practice; reports of projects/initiatives on the following themes:
• Gender: Who is defining the roles of African men and women?
• Education: What are we teaching African girls and boys in school?
• Enterprise: How are women doing business and making money?
• Development: What is happening beyond the Millenium Development Goals?
• Africa: Who is driving developing on the continent?
1. Justine Greening , Secretary of State for International Development
2. Alice Ukoko (Women of Africa)
3. Gibril Faal, (AFFORD -Diaspora)
4. Dr. Elaine Unterhalter ( Institute of Education)
5. Gerry Juma & Theresa Squazzin Comic Relief (International Grants & Education)
6. Richard Dowden, All Africa Parliamentary Group -/Royal Africa Society(Policy)
7. Shawna Wakefield, Gender Justice Lead Oxfam (international NGOs)
8. Naana Otoo Oyotey MBE (Research & FGM, Human rights, health)
9. Dr.Tito Banjoko (Entrepreneur, Africa Recruit)
10. Henrietta Miers (International Gender consultant and author) -
11. Marianne Momodou Balle (Pan Africa Women’s Liberation, Germany).
12. Esther Stanford, (National Afrikan Peoples Parliament)
13. Anita Bhardwaj (Southall Black Sisters)
14. Vivienne Hayes (Women’s Resource Centre)
15. 2 young Future leaders
Organisers: Patricia Lamour, Director Aspire Education Group, LIDC Alumni
Nathalie Montlouis , SOAS Alumni, GEEDA Coordinator
Viv Ahmun, Senior Partner Coreplan UK, BMITC
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