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  • Women Research Institute’s Participation at the Global Forest Watch Summit 2019 in Washington DC

    The Global Forest Watch (GFW) held its inaugural Summit of practitioners and innovators in the field of forest monitoring from the 18th to 19th June 2019 at the Marvin Center, George Washington University in Washington DC. The purpose of this summit was to strengthen the capacity of the forest monitoring community to implement a technology-based monitoring approach in the development of forest management, conservation and restoration.   Women Research Institute, a partner of the World Resources Institute, was invited to participate in the GFW Summit activities and exchange knowledge and experiences related to forest monitoring tools with other World Resources Institute partner institutions.   The GFW Summit 2019 activities included multiple panel discussions that participants could attend.  Women Research Institute researchers participated in various discussion sessions, topics included 1) The latest information about the development of the GFW platform, 2) Discussion on forest monitoring tools and practices 3) Discussion on Community Monitoring and Evaluation 4) Networking Session: user marketplace, 5) Utilizing data for real action.  

Rhonda Sharp is a Professor in economics from Australia. Rhonda Sharp and Debbie Budlender are pioneers in research on the importance of gender issues in drawing up a budget. Her paper How to do a Gender-Sensitive Budget Analysis: Contemporary Research and Practice was written together with Debbie Budlender and Kerri Allen, and published by Australian Agency for International Development; Commonwealth Secretariat, Canberra, 1998.

 

Rhonda Sharp in collaboration with Diane Elson who is also a Professor in economics from Essex University, UK, is currently doing research on the issues of gender-sensitive budget. The result of this research is expected to become materials to formulate tools for gender-sensitive budget and training materials for LAPIS (Learning Assistance Program for Islamic Schools) as a support for educational as well as religious institutions like State Institutes for Islamic Education (IAIN), Ministry of Religious Affairs etc. The training concerned is to provide capacity building to press the implementation of gender-sensitive budget programs.

 

This research wants to see how far gender-sensitive budget programs have prevailed in Indonesia. Related to the research, she visited WRI's office at 20 February 2009 in Jakarta. Rhonda Sharp chose WRI to get information concerning the issue, because WRI is one of the organizations that deals with the issues of gender perspectives in designing a budget. WRI shared its experience in programs being carried out in collaboration with Health Services Program and The Ford Foundation.***

 

Professor Rhonda Sharp 
Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences
Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies
University of South Australia

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    The Women’s Leadership Training Module is a guidebook based on a series of capacity building for women’s leadership held by Women Research Institute (WRI) in five selected areas, namely Padang, Deli Serdang, Mataram, Pekanbaru, and Jakarta. This is a follow-up from WRI’s 2012 research titled “Feminist Leaderships in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia in Influencing Social Movements and Its Correlation to the Improvement of Women’s Prosperity: A Case Study in 5 Regions.”  The research findings...

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