Gender Action, ActionAid USA, and the Heinrich Böll Foundation hosted a panel to discuss the gendered impacts of International Financial Institution (IFI) investments in agriculture and rural development. Panel speakers discussed the ways in which IFI investments exacerbate food insecurity and poverty in developing countries and thereby undermine the health and livelihoods of women and girls. The panel also discussed how civil society can advocate for rural development and agriculture investments that meaningfully involve women and girls as stakeholders and equally benefit women and men, boys and girls.
Panelists: Zaamu Kaboneke, Solutions for Women's Development in Uganda Elizabeth Arend, Gender Action Marie Clark-Brill, ActionAid USA
Moderator: Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Böll Foundation