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GRACE Represented at TWAS-ROESEAP Symposium on Industrial Biotechnology, Beijing, China, 26-30 August 2011.

Mervat Foda Egypt based GRACE Researcher received an invitation to attend the TWAS-ROESEAP Symposium on Industrial Biotechnology in Beijing, China, to take place from 26-30 August 2011. She has also been invited to give a lecture entitled production of biogas from dairy wastes and be a chair of this session. More information on this workshop on the website...

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GRACE Researchers attend IDRC Supported workshop ‘Supporting Acacia Research Partners in Communicating for Policy Influence’. Johannesburg, South Africa, 8-11 August 2011

GRACE Research Director Ineke Buskens, GRACE Zambia Project leader Kiss Brian Abraham and Susan Bakesha GRACE Africa secretariat head and GRACE Uganda project leader attended the IDRC Supported workshop ‘Supporting Acacia Research Partners in Communicating for Policy Influence’.  Johannesburg, South Africa, 8-11 August 2011. The Workshop objective was to arm participants with communication skills that...

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GRACE Participates at Women’s Worlds Conference, Ottawa, 7 July 2011

A panel of GRACE researchers spoke on “Being and becoming an international research network to contribute to policy change: finding and strengthening our voices/selves” at Women’s Worlds International conference held in Ottawa, Canada in July 2011 http://www.womensworlds.ca/program/grid/7. Panelists where Anne Webb (GRACE research coordinator), research team leaders Gisèle Yitamben from Cameroon, Arwa Oweis from Jordan and...

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GRACE book reviewed in the Journal of International Women’s Studies

The GRACE book ‘African Women and ICTs’, has been reviewed yet again and this time the review was by the notable Journal of International Women’s Studies Vol. 12, #1 of January and February.  Click on title to read….

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GRACE for Change Pleased as Palestinian Penal Code is Amended to Ban Honour Killing

In a milestone ruling, Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas issued a presidential decree amending the Palestinian penal code to ban honour killings. This was after the death of Ayah Barad’iyya a young Palestinian woman.  She died at the hands of her uncle. The state has come under pressure to act against honour killings from Palestinian activists groups....

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“Hiding and Writing” workshop held in Amman, Jordan 24th January to 2nd February 2011

A “Hiding and Writing” workshop was held in Amman, Jordan, 24 January to 2 February 2011 with members of the GRACE-MENA research teams. The workshop was designed for the research teams’ chapters to solidify and start speaking to one another. The workshop was attended by fourteen researchers from Jordan, Palestine, Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia, and...

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Research workshop held in Amman: Training our minds to be conscious of our being and doing On March 24th, 2011

Dr. Arwa Oweis  conducted a workshop on her experience with qualitative research with a group of 18 nursing faculty members at Al-Zaytoona University, a private university in Amman, Jordan. During the 5 hour workshop, Dr. Oweis  gave a quick overview about qualitative research and  talked about her experience with GRACE research  as an example...

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Ikhlas Ahmed Nour invited to become a regular radio contributor, Sudan

Ikhlas Ahmed Nour invited to become a regular radio contributor, Sudan Sudan research team leader Ikhlas Ahmed Nour was invited to become a regular contributor on a radio series about the behaviour changes of the youth and university students and also community changes starting in mid-September. The invitation resulted from Ikhlas’s ground breaking GRACE...

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African Women and ICTs features at the 11th IFIP Conference held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 22-25 May 2011 under the heading: Opportunity 3: New Research Theories and Methodologies

The GRACE Book African Women and ICTs featured at the 11th IFIP Conference held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 22-25 May 2011 under the heading: Opportunity 3: New Research Theories and Methodologies. The book was featured by Professor Geoff Walsham of the University of Cambridge in his presentation; ‘Development informatics research: from early beginnings to...

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