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United Nations webcast – Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEIA)

Roundtable discussion and official launch of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEIA).

Speakers: Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Administrator Rajiv Shah; Dr. Sabina Alkire, Director, Oxford Poverty & Human Dev Initiative; Dr. Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow, Health & Nutrition, IFPRI; Dr. ShirinSharminChaudhury, Minister of Women & Children, Bangladesh; Efrain Medina, Minister of Agriculture, Guatemala; Ms. Ann Tutwiler, Deputy Director General, FAO

Launch of Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), an innovative tool to measure women’s roles and engagement in the agriculture sector. Event focusing on surveys done in three pilot countries – Bangladesh, Guatemala, and Uganda.

Read about the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) here.