On November 29, 2022, ISET Policy Institute hosted the event Gender Equality in the South Caucasus and Beyond: New Tools for Policy Research that brought together the policy community, experts, NGOs, academia, and development partners. The activity is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
A world without poverty is the number one goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Yet, poverty risks have been exacerbated globally in recent years, due to both the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian war on Ukraine. Researchers currently estimate that between 760 and 873 million people around the world will be living in extreme poverty in 2022.
Throughout history, societies have used socio-biological markers, such as gender and age, to assign social positions, prescribe gender and age-based roles, and distribute scarce resources. In the social sciences, scholars tended to look separately at how gender and age shaped the human experience, social roles, and resource allocation.
On 17-19 October, Davit Keshelava and Mariam Lobjanidze of the ISET Policy Institute’s research team were part of the international experts’ team that conducted a training session that aimed at strengthening the capacity of public servants on Gender Impact Assessment (GIA) as part of the UN Women’s training cycle on Gender Impact Assessment (GIA) institutionalization.
Between 5-9 July, ISET-PI together with UN Women conducted a four-day training module on “Gender and Economics” for representatives of numerous Georgian CSOs in Borjomi.