Programme flyer (pdf)
The annual conference of the North-South Centre with inauguration of "ETH Global" takes place on Tuesday, 12 June.
In the development discourse gender issues have always played an important role. The World Bank has devoted its latest World Development Report to the topic, shedding light on the progress made in recent years and the challenges to be met in the future. Gender has been recognised as a researchable issue to improve the quality of results in several fields of science.
Urban sanitation and communal development cannot be adequately planned if the specific needs of women are left out. Direct links between the health and economic independence of mothers and the cognitive development of their children have been confirmed. The topic of women’s land rights is another well-established strand of research. This conference will highlight selected fields of research in science and engineering where, in recent years, the gender issue has been (re)discovered to provide sound scientific results.
At the end of the conference, the inauguration of the new unit "ETH Global" will be celebrated. The North-South Centre and International Institutional Affairs will merge into this unit which is part of the President’s office as of August 1, 2012.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
ETH Zurich, Zentrum
Main Building, Audimax (HG F 30)
Free entrance and no registration required
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