CSW63 side event: Rural women’s empowerment for food security and nutrition for all: Evidence from joint UN work

Since 2014, FAO, IFAD, WFP, and UN Women have been working together through the Joint Programme “Accelerating progress towards the economic empowerment of rural women” (JP RWEE). This side event will be a moderated discussion about emerging lessons on the impacts of the JP RWEE, including innovative methodologies to measure women’s empowerment in agricultural projects.
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Event type: Lectures, seminars, panel discussions

Start date: 14 March 2019 | Start time: 18:30 UTC-04:00
End date: 14 March 2019 | End time: 19:45 UTC-04:00

Location: Conference Room 11, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY, 10017, USA

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Since 2014, FAO, IFAD, WFP, and UN Women have been working together through the Joint Programme “Accelerating progress towards the economic empowerment of rural women” (JP RWEE) to strengthen rural women’s meaningful participation in agricultural production, improve their food security and nutrition, increase their incomes, and support their leadership and decision-making in households, communities, and beyond.

The JP RWEE’s integrated, layered approach aims at addressing key structural barriers to gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Niger, and Rwanda through a set of interventions targeted at individuals, communities, and national governments.

As demonstrated in its annual reports and other existing documentation, the JP RWEE has been able to achieve significant results in all its thematic areas and has used innovative ways to create a joint UN approach to women’s economic empowerment, in which each individual programme component contributes to broader results.

The side event will present emerging lessons on the impacts of the JP RWEE, including methodological aspects, with a focus on food security and nutrition. Country-level results and impact studies conducted by the JP RWEE will serve as a basis for a broader debate on how to design, implement, and monitor joint, multidimensional programmes.

Sponsored by: UN Women Headquarters, FAO, IFAD, WFP

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  • Contact person: Somya Banwari Somya.Banwari[at]wfp.org