As of September 2004,
we have received funding from the
International Development Research Centre
Canada to develop curricular material to be used in teaching gender and human development, broadly defined.
The specific goal of the project is to create an inventory of material that
represents voices, experiences, and conceptualisations of gender
various structural and geographical
locations, in particular those that are
marginalized. The broader
conceptual goal is to
arrive at a deeper understanding of the
similarities and variations between
these conceptualisations. We are
interested in identifying experiences,
intiatives, issues which are being (or can
potentially be) documented and developed
in formats appropriate for teaching. Our hope is that
this process will stimulate the production
of new, and more participatory, forms of
knowledge and help dissolve the sharp
divide that currently exists between
academic and 'practical'
on the links on the left for a brief description of this project, to
meet our team and to visit our inventory. The inventory is archived on
our electronic gateway the Human Development Resource Net (HDRNet).
HDRNet is supported
by various patners, in particular the
of the United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP). The Secretariat is also collaborating with CEBEM, Bolivia to extend this project through the development of online courses on themes such as gender and human development.