Female Perspectives on the Nile

Female Perspectives on the Nile

Monday, April 27, 2015 . Noon

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Estimated Length: 
1 hour and 15 minutes

Women play a vital role in the use, management and supply of resources such as water, food and energy at community and household levels in all the Nile Basin countries. However, they are often overlooked in decision-making and planning processes. What would a Nile Basin look like if its women were fully empowered, and how do their challenges relate to broader regional gender issues?

Join several female musicians from Nile Project Collective, along with Prof. Sahar Khamis, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and an Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Women's Studies and the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity at UMD, Prof. Chloe Schwenke, McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, with moderator Prof. Stacy Kosko, Assistant Director, Minor in International Development and Conflict Management at UMD.

This event is part of The Clarice’s presentation of The Nile Project. Free lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Article from UMD School of Public Policy

Three female musicians from the Nile Project Collective performed a song selection to kick off the “Female Perspectives on the Nile” event, which combined the feeling of an intimate concert with an informative, honest panel discussion about the challenges and opportunities the women living in the Nile Basin countries face in the world of traditional music and how those challenges relate to broader gender issues.

— "SPP Partners with The Clarice to Host Female Perspectives on the Nile Event," School of Public Policy, April 30, 2015


View photos from the event on the UMD School of Public Policy's Flickr account.


Video courtesy of the UMD School of Public Policy