Researcher´s Forum: Investing in Tanzania – a joint opportunity for promoting gender equality and Development?
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What happens to women when international businesses start operating in rural areas in Africa? Can international investors safeguard women’s land rights, also where national laws and practices discriminate due to gender? What are the hopes and expectations of local communities when investors are establishing next door, and what are their fears?
FOKUS would like to take a closer look at Tanzania and invites business, academia, activists and others - to our research forum with scientists from different academic fields, but all Tanzania-related.
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women.
Ingunn Ikdahl, Associate Professor, at the University of Oslo. The name of Ikdahl´s doctoral thesis is “Securing women´s homes. The dynamics of women´s human rights at the international level and in Tanzania”.
Ian Bryceson, Professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. His research interests are focused on marine and coastal ecology, coastal fisheries and aquaculture, resilience, vulnerability, and people's struggles for their rights.
Siri Lange, Associate Professor, University of Bergen, and Senior Reseacher at Chr. Michelsen Institute. Lange has more than 20 years of experience from research and commissioned work in East Africa. Research interests include health, gender, cultural processes and natural resource management – with a special focus on political processes and participation at the local level.
Moderator: Johanne Eide Joyce, Attorney