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Accelerating Gender Equality in India post-COVID

Hosted by LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World

Online public event


Farzana Afridi

Farzana Afridi

Diva Dhar

Diva Dhar


Professor Naila Kabeer

Professor Naila Kabeer

To mark International Women’s Day 2021, we explore how India can adopt more gender inclusive policy planning and implementation to manage the impact of COVID-19. 

Meet our speakers and chair

Farzana Afridi is Lead Academic for IGC India and an Associate Professor in the Economics and Planning Unit at the Indian Statistical Institute in Delhi. Her areas of interest are education, health, gender, and political economy.

Diva Dhar (@diva_dhar) is a Senior Program Officer with the Gender Equality team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she leads a portfolio of grants on gender data, measurement and evidence with a focus on East Africa and South Asia. She was previously with the Measurement, Learning and Evaluation team at the Gates Foundation, leading work on health, nutrition, youth and gender in India. Prior to joining the foundation, Diva worked for over a decade in public policy evaluation research, capacity building and use for J-PAL, Innovations for Poverty Action, World Bank, Planning Commission of India and other non-profit organizations.

Naila Kabeer (@N_Kabeer) is Professor of Gender and Development at the Department of Gender Studies and Department of International Development.  Her research interests include gender, poverty, social exclusion, labour markets and livelihoods, social protection and citizenship and much of her research is focused on South and South East Asia. Naila is currently involved in ERSC-DIFD Funded Research Projects on Gender and Labour Market dynamics in Bangladesh and India. 

More about this event

This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World running from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 March 2021, with a series of events exploring the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.

The International Growth Centre (@The_IGC) aims to promote sustainable growth in developing countries by providing demand-led policy advice based on frontier research. Access IGC's COVID-19 webpage for research content and policymaker resources.

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