African Studies Center - TUFS (ASC-TUFS) and Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University (CAAS-KU) will hold the 11th TUFS-KU Seminar on June 13, 2019. This is also the 36th ASC Seminar and is jointly organized by Kanto branch of Japan Association for African Studies. The speaker is Dr. Aynalem Megersa, a gender studies researcher in Ethiopia. We will also invite Ms. Yuka Kodama from IDE-JETRO as a commentator.
The Ethiopian government's initiatives since the early 1990s has resulted in the increase of women's entry into the labour force. Dr. Megersa will focuse on a case study in the rural central Ethiopia and examine how women's participation in income earning activities impacts on their agency at micro level.
◆Title: Employment and Empowerment in the Rural Central Ethiopian Context: How does women's income earning impact on their agency?
◆Speaker: Dr. Aynalem Megersa (Visiting Associate Professor, Kyoto University / Director of Center for Gender Studies, Addis Ababa University)
◆Commentator: Ms. Yuka Kodama (Director of Gender and Social Development Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, IDE-JETRO)
◆Abstract: The empowerment discourse has historically evolved over time. The recent women's empowerment approaches give less attention to the concept's original transformative meaning focusing particularly on provision of services and resources among which include enhancing women's income earning opportunities. The Ethiopian government has been undertaking several initiatives since the early 1990s which have contributed to the recent socio-economic phenomena taking place in the country: women's increasing entry into the labour force. The rate of increase is particularly higher in rural areas. The presentation focuses on a case study conducted in the rural central Ethiopia with the intention to examine how women's participation in income earning activities impacts on their agency at micro level.
◆Date & Time: Thursday, June 13, 2019 2:20 - 3:50 pm
◆Venue: Room 105, Research and Lecture Building, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
◆No pre-registration is needed.
◆Jointly organized by African Studies Center - TUFS, the Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University, and Kanto branch of Japan Association for African Studies