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THE INTERNATIONAL WORKING GROUP ON GENDER, MACROECONOMICS AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS GEM- IWG Knowledge Networking Program on Engendering Macroeconomics and International Economics 5th International Intensive Course June 29- July 10 2009 9th International Conference July 13-14, 2009 on GENDER AND GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS Hosted by the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York Gender Equality and the Economy Program With Support from the Ford Foundation, UNDP, UNIFEM, INMUJERES Overall Objective: The current global crisis that has engulfed the world economy makes it more urgent than ever to continue the work of generating and sharing knowledge for the formulation of gender - equitable macroeconomic policy responses. The scope of the crisis also makes it imperative for all groups and networks to work with each other and policy makers. With this purpose, GEM-IWG is organizing a knowledge-sharing program consisting of a 2-week intensive course and a conference on gender and global economic crisis. GEM-IWG is an international network of over 200 economists that was formed in 1994 for the purpose of promoting research, teaching, policy making and advocacy on gender equitable approaches to macroeconomics, international economics and globalization. The Knowledge Networking Program was launched by GEM-IWG , in 2003. It has been supported by the Ford Foundation , the International Development Research Centre (IDRC ) , the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs, Division for the Advancement of Women , UNDP and UNIFEM . The Program has two objectives: (a) capacity building in research, teaching, policy making and advocacy in this area; (b) to increase knowledge networking by strengthening the links among practitioners working on gender, macroeconomics and international economics. The program is intended for economists in academia, research institutions, in government and civil society organizations. Up to thirty fellows will be admitted to the program. Full funding will be provided for up to twenty fellows. Priority will be given to applicants from the global South* The fellows of the program will be required, at a minimum, to have completed two years of study in an economics Ph.D. program and have passed their qualifying exams, or have its equivalent such as a master’s degree in economics. These requirements may be waived only under exceptional circumstances. The program will be conducted in English. Final selection criteria will include the objective of achieving gender balance and regional balance in the composition of fellows. Applications must be received by May 1, 2009 , but will be processed as soon as they are received. Please see further below for application requirements and application forms.
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