The need for a bottom-up networked approach to win the battle at household, societal and national levels
Women are a social group vulnerable to food insecurity despite being primary actors in the food chain. The problem of food insecurity among women is especially rampant in parts of South Asia and Southeast Asia. The drivers of this vulnerability range from economic to social, cultural, legal and psychological factors. Vulnerability to food insecurity has a definite effect on the health of women and children, as well as social and economic impacts in terms of fewer opportunities for education and greater instances of early marriages.
The author states that a comparison of indicators used to assess vulnerabilities of women in the two regions shows that the overall situation in South Asia is worse than in Southeast Asia. The primary securitizing actors at the national, regional and international levels have to play an individual and collective role in rectifying the situation. It is equally mandatory for regional groupings such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to provide a sound systematic environment for individual countries to work towards achieving these objectives.
A call for proposals focusing on regional integration in the region
The South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI), the South Asian regional partner of the Global Development Network (GDN), is inviting Research Proposals for its 15th Round of Regional Research Competition (RRC) within the thematic focus Regional Integration in South Asia. Proposals should relate to South Asian country(ies).
Some of the research areas that can be covered include estimating the economic impacts of the South Asia Free Trade Area, regional and bilateral trade agreements, impediments to trade and transaction costs, cross border investments, non-tariff barriers, and energy trade.
Other topics include intra-industry trade and trade complementarities in addition to regional and bilateral trade in services. The deadline for proposal submissions is July 15, 2013. More details on the call for proposals and information for researchers can be accessed here.
Call for papers on poverty reduction in Asia, Asian Development Bank The Asian Development Bank (ADB), in collaboration with the School of Economics, Sogang University in Korea and Emory University in the US, invites submissions of substantial abstracts, or preferably completed but unpublished papers that focus on poverty and related issues, in the developing Asia-Pacific. Theoretical, methodological and empirical research and policy oriented papers are welcome provided that findings, conclusions and policy recommendations are based on solid evidence and appropriate methods. ADB will cover reasonable travel and accommodation costs of one author per accepted paper. Papers presented at the workshop will be considered for a special issue of a leading academic journal and a book volume. The workshop will be held in August 21-22, 2013 at School of Economics, Sogang University, South Korea. Deadline to submit abstracts:May 20th, 2013 and full paper: July 15th, 2013 Submit papers to:email@example.com
International Students House (ISH) and London Metropolitan University Scholarship This scholarship scheme is run jointly by International Students House (ISH) and London Metropolitan University. International Students House provides accommodation and a varied, multicultural social program for full-time international students in the center of London. Only students from the ISH Scholarship countries are eligible to apply, which are: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and a variety of other countries from different regions. Application Deadline: February and May 31st for courses starting in September Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
CPPR Announces 3-Day Course on Social Science Research Methods The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is organizing a three day residential “Introductory course on Social Science Research Methods”. Students pursuing their final year Graduation, Post Graduation/MPhil or PhD in social sciences or academicians, researchers in NGOs and journalists who have got the determination to do research for a better cause are wholeheartedly welcome. The course fee is Rs 2500(Early Bird) before April 25th, 2013 and Rs 3000 for regular participants before May 10th. Accommodation is available for limited participants. Conference Dates: 23rd -25th May 2013 Location: Cochin, Kerala, India Contact Email:email@example.com
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