Women’s Empowerment and Entrepreneurship in the Transition to Low-Carbon Economies”

Date of the event: 
11 December 2019

 “Women’s Empowerment and Entrepreneurship in the Transition to Low-Carbon Economies” an in-person seminar and webinar taking place on 11 December 2019 from 1:00-3:00pm at the International Development Research Centre, 150 Kent St., Pearson Boardroom, 8th floor, Ottawa. 

The facilitator for this seminar is Dr. Bipasha Baruah, Professor in the Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research at The University of Western Ontario, and Canada Research Chair in Global Women's Issues. 

This 2-hour seminar/webinar will discuss state of the art research and thinking on women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship in the transition to low-carbon economies. A diverse panel of experts from the worlds of international development research, policy and practice will discuss how to create and optimize opportunities for women in lucrative non-traditional fields such as the natural resource and energy sector, transportation services, and skilled construction that have remained inaccessible for women almost everywhere in the world.

Featured panelists will include:

  • Bipasha Baruah (University of Western Ontario) (Facilitator)
  • Joanne Lebert (IMPACT)
  • Françoise Nduwimana (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Laurent Jodoin (Econoler)

This event is free to attend but space is limited and registration is required. You can register for the in-person seminar here: https://forms.gle/miSYeFit19rTUMmBA

You can register for the webinar version of this event here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bwS4IwFsTMG2qGeZQEEJHA

This is the seventh and final event in a series of research-to-practice training seminars on women’s empowerment being organized by the Women’s Empowerment in Development (WED) Lab at the Institute for the Study of International Development, in partnership with the International Development Research Centre.


Information about the seminar series, including video recordings and related materials from past events can be found here


Kate Grantham

WED Lab Seminar Series Coordinator

Kate Grantham, PhD, MA, HBA

Research Associate, McGill University, Institute for the Study of International Development

Vice President, Canadian Association for the Study of International Development

Phone: (613)-617-0215 | Skype: kate.grantham. | Twitter: @GrOW_Research