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GAEEI Inaugural Symposium

The Gender, Agriculture, Energy and Environment Initiative (GAEEI) Inaugural Symposium was held on June 6 and 7, 2016, aiming to enhance scholarship at the intersections of gender, agriculture and the environment.
Dr. Dan Tobin and Dr. Mary Ngena engage in roundtable discussion

Dr. Dan Tobin and Dr. Mary Ngena engage in roundtable discussion

The GAEI 2016 symposium brought together a network of scholars at Penn State and collaborators from other institutions and agencies who conduct research and evidence-based outreach on sustainable agriculture, women farmers, gender and climate change, food, water, gender and value chains, feminist science studies, and gender-integrated research methods, with a focus that spans from the local to global.

The event was a collaborative and interactive meeting with the purposes of defining the key US and international issues and research needs related to gender, agriculture and the environment, and identifying research priorities and partners for the development of an innovative and forward-thinking program. The symposium at Penn State coincided with a three-week professional development activity on developing gender research expertise for researchers within the CGIAR Consortium.

To read more about the symposium: http://news.psu.edu/story/415622/2016/06/22/public-events/researchers-discuss-importance-gender-international

Images of the inaugural Gender, Agriculture, and Environment Initiative symposium, held at the Nittany Lion Inn, June 6-7, 2016.

Keynote presentations at the inaugural symposium covered the cross-cutting thematic areas of gender research, gender and agriculture, gender and climate change, and gender and water