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Missing Links: Gender Equity in Science and Technology for Development

Edited By: Geoffrey Oldham and Betsy McGregor

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1995 | #56464 | ISBN: 1853392898
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This text examines how science and technology have differentially affected the lives of men and women, focusing on the rural areas of developing countries where most people live. The editors identify two issues: gender inequity in education and careers in science and education on the one hand, and the gender-specific nature of technical change on the other. The contributors make recommendations within their sector of study for policy changes by national governments and science and technology policy agencies. The sectors covered include environment, health, agriculture, energy, information, education, employment, small and medium-sized enterprises and indigenous knowledge systems.


Part 1 Taking action; conclusions and recommendations of the Gender Working Group, United Nations Commission of Science and Technology for Development. Part 2 Key paths for science and technology: on the road to environmentally sustainable and equitable development, Bonnie Kettel. Part 3 Claiming and using indigenous knowledge, Helen Appleton et al. Part 4 Women spearhead food security: science and technology and asset?, Shimwaay Muntemba and Ruvimbo Chimedza. Part 5 A crisis in power; energy planning for development, Judi Wangalawa Wakhungu and Elizabeth Cecelski. Part 6 Looking at health through women's eyes, Soon-Young Yoon. Part 7 Doing the right thing, not just doing things right: a framework for decisions about technology, Arminee Kazanjian.

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