IDS staff or research student

Stephen Chan - Honorary Associate

Honorary Associates


Alyson no longer works at IDS. Previously she was the Senior Gender Convenor and BRIDGE manager at IDS. She is a social anthropologist by training. Her specialist area is gender and migration, with a focus on South East Asia - particularly Thailand.

Alyson has worked in the non-governmental sector in Thailand, focusing on women's and children's rights issues in the Mekong region. Other roles include Programme and Communications Coordinator for Imp-Act, a research programme with the aim of improving the impacts of microfinance in developing countries.

This BRIDGE Cutting Edge Programme on Gender and Food Security makes the case for a new, gender-aware understanding of food security, arguing that partial, apolitical and gender-blind diagnoses of the problem of food and nutrition insecurity is leading to insufficient policy responses and the failure to realise the right to food for all people.

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Our goal is to enable stronger leadership for working with boys and men to promote gender equality. We will do this by gathering, inter-relating and analysing evidence and lessons. These will be strategically disseminated in targeted and accessible formats for improved learning, policy and practice.

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A partnership between Coffey, IDS and RICARDO AEA has been formed to improve mainstreaming and targeting of women and girls in the International Climate Fund.

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Related Programmes and Centres:
Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development.