Webinar: Analysing Gender and Disability through Emancipatory Research in Palestine: Results and Methodological Issues

by
Federico Ciani, PhD and Prof. Mario Biggeri
Department of Economics and Management - University of Florence and ARCO (Action Research for CO-development)

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
8am – 9.30am Eastern Standard Time
1pm – 2:30pm UK time
6:30pm – 8pm New Delhi time

Abstract:
The main point of Emancipatory Disability Research is to let Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to get the full control on the knowledge production process about themselves. In other words, PwDs become researchers while the professional researcher become the facilitator of the research process. This research is framed within the International Cooperation Project “Particip-Action” funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Therefore, the aim of this webinar is twofold. The first objective is to introduce ER as a methodology based on an emancipatory and participatory process able to produce high quality information on disability that are useful for the elaboration of policies and the planning of international cooperation activities. The second, but not less relevant, aim is to analyze the multi-dimensional deprivation of disabled women in the West Bank (Palestine) in terms of access to inclusive and effective education. All the activities included in the projects have been implemented by the Italian NGO Educaid with the cooperation of Local DPOs (Aswat, General Union of Person with Disabilities, Stars of Hope Society) and the Italian Network on Disability and Development.

Speaker’s Bio:
Federico’s research focuses on disability, resilience, rural development, and impact evaluation. He has coordinated several research projects in Italy and in developing countries such as Ethiopia and Palestine. He is assistant lecturer of Human Development and International Cooperation in the School of Economics and Management at the University of Florence. He also teaches impact evaluation methodologies in international residential schools in Italy and abroad. He holds a Ph.D. in the Politics and Economics of Developing Countries from the University of Florence.

Participants must register to participate in this webinar, by filling the following Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/S7ayxbQ2o4FNgJJw1

Please find more information in the attached file. Details on how to participate will be sent to you a few days before the webinar.
For any question about the webinar, please contact Andrea Ferrannini or Giulia Greco: andrea.ferrannini@arcolab.org; Giulia.Greco@lshtm.ac.uk

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