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Andrea Cornwall - Director, Pathways of Women's Empowerment RPC

Participation Power and Social Change
T: +44 (0)1273 872932
E: a.cornwall@sussex.ac.uk

Administrator:
Jenny Edwards

Thematic Expertise:
Gender; HIV; Participatory methodologies; Sexuality.

Professor Andrea Cornwall is a social anthropologist specialising in the anthropology of participation and democracy, masculinities, women's empowerment and women's rights, and sexualities.

Andrea Cornwall is no longer a member of staff at IDS, however, she is still the Director of the Pathways of Women's Empowerment programme, which is hosted at the Participation, Power and Social Change Team at IDS.  

The objective of this research is to improve the prospects for accountability for food security at a time of volatility. This will be achieved through an exploration of the proposition that recent popular mobilisation around food has activated public accountability for hunger.

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The Government of Zambia has initiated a study to look at the affects of the financial crisis on women and children in Zambia.

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Researching the impacts of, and responses to, volatile food prices in poor communities in ten developing countries.

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Promoting a rights perspective to the challenges of poverty, inequality and insecurity.

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Four years on from Irish Aid's landmark Hunger Task Force Report, hunger reduction remains an enormous challenge. This will become more difficult in the context of resource scarcity, climate change, and an increased demand for food in the emerging economies.

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Economic shocks in the form of record rises in food and fuel prices followed by financial crisis and recession have driven home the significance of global economic interdependence for people around the world. These economic crises have confirmed a sense of global connectedness at a time of high concern about the impacts of climate change, epidemics, and conflict.

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How have people and communities experienced recent global economic shocks? In early 2009, the Social Impacts of Crisis project started work in 12 community 'listening posts' in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Yemen and Zambia to answer this question.

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