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                Women in Global Science and Technology
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                           No. 29, August 2001


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UPCOMING MEETINGS

1)PLANNING AND CAPACITY BUILDING MEETING FOR THE EARTH SUMMIT 2002 AND
BEYOND, 20-21 August 2001 in Wits, South Africa

The meeting is organised by the Southern African Gender and Energy Network
(SAGEN).
The meeting place will be at the Minerals and Energy Policy Centre (MEPC),
the SAGEN's coordinator and the national focal point for the South African
network on gender and energy. The main objectives of the meeting are to:
  a.. review and evaluate the progress of the regional and national
networks;
  b.. identify obstacles and problems encountered;
  c.. draft a framework for communication strategies;
  d.. develop project ideas for the network and its members;
  e.. streamline activities to be undertaken at national and regional
levels; and
  f.. identify funding strategies for implementing proposed plan of action
and project activities.

For more information, please contact Tieho Theoha at: [EMAIL PROTECTED] or
visit MEPC's website at: www.mepc.org.za

2) CALL FOR PAPERS: WOMEN IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RELIGION
April 19-21, 2002
Berkeley, California

What difference do women's experiences, spiritualities and concerns make
in understanding the relationship between science, technology and religion?

We invite papers that explore the relationship between science, technology
and religion ("religion" broadly construed to include spirituality,
theology, history, medicine, ethics, and questions of value and meaning)
from women's perspectives. These papers can include constructive proposals
that use various theological or philosophical traditions (feminist,
womanist, mujerista, etc.) to explore the engagement between science,
religion and technology.

Proposals may also address specific issues in the sciences the human
genome project, biotechnology, medicine, computer and information
sciences, environmental sciences, women's health issues, responsible uses
of technologies or the implications of scientific research and discovery
on religious concerns what it means to be human, notions of God and divine
action in the world, the generation of meaning and value, creation and
eschatology. We especially invite collaborative projects (including
panels) and proposals that engage socially mindful scientists, religious
persons and activists. In addition, we seek proposals that explore
practical issues in the engagement between scientific disciplines and
religious commitments, including questions in applied science, medicine,
issues for those working in industry (whether individuals or broader
explorations of the influence of industrialized labor, globalization and
development), questions relating to the construction of public policy, the
role of activism, and the influence of science, technology and scientific
discoveries on aspects of religious life, whether personal or communal.
Proposals should be not more than two pages long. Submit 5 copies, only
one of which has your name and any institutional affiliation on it.
Include a cover letter that lists your name, address, any institutional
affiliation, the title of your proposal and the names of any persons who
will be presenting with you.

Please submit to:
Melinda McBride or Ken Rowe
Center for Women and Religion
2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94709
USA
Questions and proposals may also be e-mailed to [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Deadline for the Proposal is September 1, 2001.
Sponsored by: W.i.R.E.S. (Women in Religion, Ethics and the Sciences) and
The Center for Women and Religion. CWR is a member of NWSA.

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JOB POSITIONS/FELLOWSHIPS/ACADEMIC OFFERINGS/FUNDING

1)TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE WITH FAO, ROME, available

Two Associate Professional Officer positions (Information Officer and Food
Safety Officer) in Information Management for Food Safety and Agricultural
Health with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
(FAO) in Rome, Italy.  For vacancy announcements and position
descriptions, contact Lynne A. Reich, 202-690-1825, [EMAIL PROTECTED]


2) CALL  FOR  PROPOSALS -- PRIVATE GRANTS FOR FIELD RESEARCH IN  SOCIAL
SCIENCES

Earthwatch Institute is a non-profit organization that sponsors scholarly
field research in the biological, physical, social and cultural sciences.
To date, Earthwatch has supported over 1,000 field research projects in
118 countries, contributing over $37 million in research grants through
the use of 50,000 volunteers in the field. Volunteers are well-educated
and highly motivated individuals from all backgrounds.

The Center for Field Research is the affiliate organization of Earthwatch
Institute that develops and recommends programs for Earthwatch support.
CFR will consider proposals for field research in any discipline that can
substantively involve non-specialists in the implementation of a carefully
constructed pure or applied research project. The Center encourages
proposals that are inter-disciplinary and/or transnational.  Professionals
from any nationality are eligible to apply for work in any geographic
region. The following list, not meant to be inclusive, indicates the
breadth of inquiry CFR has historically negotiated and recommended for
support.

* Research on human attitudes and behaviour as driving forces central to
an understanding of the causes and consequences of environmental change
and natural resource use and management.
* Studies of alternative energy and sustainable agriculture programs,
including those that field-test appropriate technology transfers and
sustainable farming systems.
*Research that assesses public health problems in developing and developed
countries, particularly those that focus on how women's socioeconomic
roles impact on health and development, and nutritional and
epidemiological issues that impact the most vulnerable segments of the
population.
*  Studies of indigenous and local knowledge and its application to
achieve sustained levels of development.
* Programs that record, document, or preserve cultural property and ethnic
diversity, including archaeology, music, dance, oral and folk traditions,
decorative arts, vernacular architecture, and antiquities.

Grants average $20,000 per year and projects average 3 years of support. A
typical project would employ 4 to 8 volunteers each on 3 to 5 sequential
teams.  Teams normally spend two weeks in the field, though shorter and
longer teams are encouraged where appropriate.  Research should utilize at
least 20 volunteers over the course of a field season, as the level of
financial support is tied directly to the number of volunteer participants.

Preliminary proposals should be submitted at least 12 months in advance of
anticipated field dates. Full proposals are invited and peer-reviewed.
Proposals are accepted year round.

For more information, please contact
Dr Moises Leon
Program Director for Social Sciences
Earthwatch Institute
The Center for Field Research
3 Clock Tower Place
P.O. Box 75
Maynard, MA 01754
Tel. 978-461-0081, ext. 128
Fax 978-461-2332
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
www.earthwatch.org/cfr/cfr.html

3) POSITION: SPECIALIST IN CONSERVATION TILLAGE AND CONSERVATION
AGRICULTURE

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), a
non-profit research and training organization, seeks a specialist at the
Senior Scientist level in conservation tillage and conservation
agriculture to work in the Natural Resources Program at CIMMYT's
headquarters near Mexico City. The Specialist will employ his/ her
knowledge of conservation agriculture and conservation tillage to
strengthen CIMMYT's global effort in the development and dissemination of
resource conserving technologies, among them zero and reduced tillage,
crop residue management, green manure cover crops, and sustainable crop
rotations, with an emphasis in maize and wheat systems. The Specialist
will also provide leadership in research on links between conservation
agriculture, and greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change. In
this way, the Specialist will further CIMMYT's scope to help millions of
people overcome poverty, hunger, and environmental problems.

The successful candidate will have proven experience with techniques of
field agronomy and farmer experimentation with conservation agriculture
practices, and with the development and adaptation of farm machinery and
implements. Other important qualifications include experience with medium-
or long-term experimentation, familiarity with measurement and modeling of
greenhouse emissions, and excellent communications and writing skills in
English.

Desirable qualifications include: fluency in languages other than English;
the ability to work with skill and sensitivity in multicultural teams; and
doctoral qualifications in an appropriate area, with a minimum of eight
years of experience. The position will entail substantial international
travel.

CIMMYT is an equal-opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity in
gender and nationality. The Center makes an effort to accommodate the
needs of dual-career couples and has a work-based childcare facility at
its Headquarters location in Mexico. CIMMYT's Headquarters are located on
its main experiment station that is outside, but within easy reach of
Mexico City, Mexico.  The Center's salaries and benefits are competitive
with those of other international institutions.  Further information about
CIMMYT and the CGIAR can be obtained via the Internet at
http://www.cimmyt.mx, http://www.cimmyt.cgiar.org or http://www.cgiar.org

To apply, please send a letter of application with your recent curriculum
vitae, including address, email and fax number, and supply letters of
recommendation from three referees to the address below, by August 31,
2001 or until the position is filled (Reference 2001/03). For additional
information about this position, contact Dr. Larry Harrington Director,
Natural Resources Group ([EMAIL PROTECTED])

Human Resources Manager
Reference Code 2001/03
CIMMYT, Int.
Apdo. Postal 6-641
Mexico, D.F. 06600 Mexico
Phone: (525) 804-2004; Fax: (525) 804-7558/9
Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] or [EMAIL PROTECTED]

4) INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS, AAUW

Women graduate students from countries outside the United  States are
invited to apply for a fellowship from the American  Association of
University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation  for study or research in
the United States.

International Fellowships are available to women who are not American
citizens or permanent residents.  Of the 58 fellowships  awarded, six are
available to members of the International  Federation of University Women
for graduate study in a country  other than their own.

Awards:
Postdoctoral Fellowship: $30,000
Doctoral Fellowship: $20,000
Master's/First Professional Fellowship: $18,000

* Full-time graduate or postgraduate study in all disciplines for one year
* Studies important to changing the lives of women and girls

The Foundation also awards several annual Home Country Project Grants
($5,000-$7,000 each).  These grants support community-based projects
designed to improve the lives of women and girls in a fellow's home
country. Eligible Foundation International Fellowship recipients will
receive further information on the program.

To download an application, or to request an application on-line, please
visit our website at http://www.aauw.org/3000/fdnfelgra/internat.html

To receive a hard copy of the application, please contact:
AAUW Educational Foundation
c/o Customer Service Center, Dept 141
2201 Dodge St.
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
USA
phone: 319/337-1716 ext. 141
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

5) ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT - AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
WASHINGTON D.C.

The School of International Service invites applicants for a
scholar-practitioner for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant
Professor in International Development, to begin Academic Year 2002-2003.

Candidates should:
- Hold a Ph D or equivalent degree, and have a strong record of research
and
scholarship
- Be able to teach courses in micro-finance and small enterprise
development
- Have significant field/practical experience, with expertise in Latin
America strongly preferred
- Be interested in teaching a jointly developed multidisciplinary course
in  international development and/or methodology courses.
- Familiarity with the workings of NGOs, community development, or poverty
alleviation  programs would be an advantage.

Applications should include: a letter describing research and teaching
interests and relevant field experience, a curriculum vitae, three letters
of reference, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and copies of relevant
publications.

These materials should be sent to:
David Hirschmann,
International Development Faculty Search Committee,
School of International Service, American University,
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8071.

The Committee will commence considering applications on October 1, 2001.
See our Website at www.american.edu/academic.depts/sis/idp

6) FACULTY POSITION -- GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, ASIAN INSTITUTE OF
TECHNOLOGY
Position: Assistant Professor
Deadline: 30 September 2001

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the faculty position
at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. The suitable candidate will
be appointed initially for a period of two years, with a possibility of
extension.

The Gender and Development Studies (GenDev), located in Rural Development,
 Gender and Resources Program, School of Environment, Resources and
Development offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. GenDev conducts teaching,
research and outreach on socio-economic, cultural, technological and
environmental aspects of gender, development and technology. Within the
overall framework of gender, technology and development studies, the
selected candidate is expected to contribute to several of the following
areas.

Areas of Specialization
The Gender and Development Studies emphasizes equitable and sustainable
development through equal participation of women in all spheres and levels
of political, economic and social life. The Assistant Professor is
expected to teach, advise, and conduct research in the area of gender,
technology and development, but focusing especially on one or more of the
following areas

* Industrialization, division of labor, and development economics
* Violence against women and children
* New technologies, especially information communication technology

Qualifications
* Ph.D. degree in the field relevant to areas of specialization
* Strong publication record in the field of gender and development
demonstrating an Asian perspective.
* Teaching experience preferably in the post graduate level
* Fluency in written and spoken English
* Experience in fund/research grant raising is an advantage

The successful applicant will receive a salary that is highly competitive
in the region, with generous benefits including housing allowances,
contribution to an AIT provident fund, and air fares to and from Thailand
at the beginning and end of the employment period.

The application should include full personal particulars, details of
qualifications and experience, list of publications, names and addresses
of three referees, and the approximate date by which the applicant would
be available, to be submitted to

Dean
School of Environment, Resources and Development
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O.Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani, 12120, Thailand
 email:  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 tel:  66-2-524-6069
 fax: 66-2-524-6071

The successful candidate will begin his/her appointment in January 2002.

More information on AIT is available at http://www.ait.ac.th

7) POSTGRADUATE TRAINING FELLOWSHIPS FOR WOMEN SCIENTISTS IN SUB-SAHARAN
AFRICA AND LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES (LDCS) AT CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE IN
THE SOUTH

Third World Organization For Women In Science (TWOWS)
TWOWS in collaboration with the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and
with funds generously provided by the Department for Research Cooperation
of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has
instituted a fellowships program for female students in Sub-Saharan
African and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) who wish to pursue
postgraduate training leading to a doctorate degree at centers of
excellence in the South (developing countries) outside their own country.
The general purpose of the scheme is to contribute to the emergence of a
new generation of women leaders in science and technology and to promote
their effective participation in the scientific and technological
development of their countries.

The specific aims of the scheme are:

* To improve access to educational and training opportunities in science
and technology for young and talented women graduates from Sub-Saharan
Africa and LDCs.
* To increase the scientific productivity and creativity of women
cientists in sub-Saharan Africa and LDCs.
* To empower a new generation of talented women to assume a leadership
role in science and technology and their application to sustainable
development.

INQUIRIES:
Leena Mungapen
Tel: +39-40-224-0321
Fax: +39-40-224-4559
mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
http://www.twows.org

Closing date extended to: 31 Oct. 2001

8) INFORMATION AND NETWORK COORDINATOR - BRIDGE

BRIDGE is an innovative gender and development research and communications
unit that targets policy-makers and practitioners (see
www.ids.ac.uk/bridge). BRIDGE is part of the Institute of Development
Studies (IDS), one of Europe's leading centres for research and teaching
on Third World development and with an international reputation for its
research on all aspects of development.

BRIDGE seeks an experienced and creative information and network manager
with a strong background in gender and development networking, writing and
research. The operational and networking experience of this information
specialist will help build capacity within BRIDGE to understand and more
effectively meet information needs of gender practitioners.  The
information and network coordinator will also have the technical
competence to identify and develop information strategies, for both on-
and offline communication. The IDS Information Services department will
provide technical assistance, advice and support. The coordinator will be
responsible for overall cohesion, strategic development, and functioning
of three BRIDGE websites and will contribute to website marketing and
content. The appointment is full-time fixed-term until October 2003.
Salary: Grade 2  - 18,000-23,000 within the universities
Closing Date: 16 August 2001.

APPLICATIONS ON OFFICIAL FORM ONLY TO:

Personnel Office
Institute of Development Studies
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9RE

Confidential Fax and Answerphone: 44 1273-674553
E-mail : [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Further Particulars are also available on the IDS web site
at http://www.ids.ac.uk/ids/news/recruit/index.html>


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TRAINING COURSES

1) ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND CLEANER PRODUCTION IN SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE
INDUSTRIES
Technology and Development Group (TDG), University of Twente in Enschede,
the Netherlands
8 October - 10 November 2001

This course has been offered since 1983 by TDG and the Maastricht School
of Management. The programme is intended for management staff, policy
makers and consultants involved in energy planning and cleaner production.

Contents
*         Energy conservation
*         Role of renewables
*         Energy management
*         Energy supply
*         Cleaner production
*         Energy policies
*         Modern management of SMI
*         Financial management

For more information and an application form, please contact:

The Course Administration
Technology and Development Group
University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands
Phone: +31-53-4894377/3539
Fax: +31-53-4893087
E-mail:  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
http://www.utwente.nl/tdg

2) COURSE ON GENDER, ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE, AGRICULTURAL AND LEADERSHIP
(GOAL),
13 January-2 February 2002, Wageningen, the Netherlands

The course will be organised by the International Agricultural Centre
(IAC), Wageningen.
The course focuses on 'mainstreaming gender in agricultural and rural
development organisations' and has three core themes:
1. Vision, strategies and tools for gender equity planning and assessment
in agricultural and rural development.
2. Instruments for a supportive organisational structure and culture.
3. Leadership and facilitation techniques and methods for managing change
processes within organisations.

The course is designed for managers, senior staff, gender experts,
trainers and consultants who are expected to incorporate a gender
perspective in agricultural and rural development organisations and
programmes. They are women and men involved in decision-making processes
within governmental, non-governmental and international organisations,
rural development projects, and donor agencies.

For more information, please write to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ,or
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

3) FRENCH INTERNATIONAL TRAINING OF TRAINERS IN GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT
from 21 October - 3 November 2001 at the Goree Institute in Senegal
The Gender and Development Training Centre, Haarlem, the Netherlands

The overall objective of the training of trainers course is to deepen the
participant's motivation and abilities to develop training skills aimed at
 promoting women's full and equal participation in all development
processes  in order to achieve more gender justice in society.
The course is meant for women and men with proven working experience as
trainers. At the time of their application they should be engaged in
gender and development work, so that the are in a position to put skills
acquired during the training course into practice.

If you are interested or you know people that might be interested, please
let us know and we will send you our borchure and application form (by
regular mail or through email).
You can also download the information from our website.
Please note that the deadline for application is 10 September 2001 and
that participants are required to ensure their own sponsorship.

Contact:
Hettie Walters
Aukje Zandstra (secretary)
Gender & Development Training Centre
Wilhelminastraat 18
2011 VM  Haarlem
the Netherlands
email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
http://www.gender-training.nl

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ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NETWORKING

1) ENERGIA
ENERGIA is an International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy,
founded in 1995 to create an institutional base for galvanising action to
strengthen the role of women in the energy sector.  ENERGIA is open to
both men and women from the South and North interested in promoting its
goal to "engender" energy and "empower" women, through the promotion of
information exchange, training, research, advocacy and action aimed at
sustainable energy development that is equitable for all.

ENERGIA's principle vehicle for information exchange is ENERGIA News, a
quarterly newsletter published since 1996. ENERGIA News has more than
1,500 subscribers (about a third of whom are men) in 247 countries, with
60% of the subscribers in developing countries.

Subscribing to ENERGIA News is free of charge but we do ask in exchange
that our subscribers contribute to the newsletter by sending in their own
articles, letters, publications, reports, notes, resources, announcements,
photographs, news and events.  To become a subscriber to ENERGIA News or
with any query please contact:

ENERGIA Secretariat
Postbus 64
3830 AB LEUSDEN
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)33 4326000
Fax: +31 (0)33 4940791
http://www.energia.org
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

2) PRIZE FOR WOMEN'S CREATIVITY IN RURAL LIFE -- 31 Laureates receive a
Prize in 2001

Press Release - Geneva, 15 July 2001

Every year since 1994, Women's World Summit Foundation announces the
winners of the "Prize for women's creativity in rural life" to the
international community and media. The Prize ($500 per laureate) honours
creative and courageous women and women's groups around the world for
their contributions to improving the quality of life in rural communities.
Little by little the world is recognising the role of women in many fields
of development, household food security, the protection of the
environment, the transmission of knowledge and the fight against diseases
among others.

In 2001 31 winners have been selected. We hope their stories will inspire
you and encourage other women to make their mark in ending poverty and
injustice and preserving our planet and our cultural heritage. Among the
31 prizewinners, five will be invited to Geneva to personally present
their work at a Prize award ceremony to be held at the Palais des Nations
on Monday 15 October, 2001.

For information on how to nominate candidates for the year 2002, and to
read about the 179 laureates awarded since 1994, please visit our Internet
site at www.woman.ch (Rural Women's Hall of Fame) or contact Women's World
Summit Foundation to receive the profiles of the 31 laureates honored in
the year 2001.

CONTACT: Elly Pradervand, Founder/Director, Women's World Summit Foundation
ADDRESS: P.O.Box 2001, 1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland
Tel.: (41-22) 738-6619
Fax: (41-22) 738-8248
E-MAIL: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
INTERNET: www.woman.ch

3) ONLINE PROPOSAL APPRAISAL
OPA is an Internet-based software application that facilitates the
submission and review of proposal applications.  OPA provides a complete
online worksite module for a project's home location, the associated calls
for proposals, and public discussion.  A secure administration site also
offers full-featured online appraisal workflow and communications for the
end-to-end management of proposals.

The application and source code are both available FREE of charge under
the General Public Licence.

Please visit the new OPA website at < http://www.bellanet.org/opa/ > for
further information.

Mark Faul
Bellanet International Secretariat
[EMAIL PROTECTED] | +1(613)233-4351 ex 2388

4) NigeriaWIT.

You are invited to join NigeriaWIT(Nigeria Women In Technology).
NigeriaWIT is a FREE email discussion list for Nigerian women (and their
male friends) in the new economy. It is the newest list in the WorldWIT
family (World Women In Technology - http://www.worldwit.org).  So far
there are 34 sister WIT lists around the globe with over 8,000 subscribers.

NigeriaWIT has been created as a resource for networking and advice! You
may use the list to:
- publicize events
- ask for and give business advice or recommendations
- post jobs
- support women in technology (or those who wish to learn more about
technology)
- make new business acquaintances and friends

The easiest way to subscribe to NigeriaWIT is by sending a message to:
nigeriawit [EMAIL PROTECTED]

For questions about NigeriaWIT, please write to William Phillips, WorldWIT
Web Site Director or Liz Ryan, [EMAIL PROTECTED], the list moderator
and WorldWIT founder.

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BOOKS, JOURNALS, E-PUBLICATIONS

1) COMMUNITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT: ETHNICITY, GENDER, AND THE STATE IN
COMMUNITY-BASED CONSERVATION
Arun Agrawal and Clark Gibson, editors
Rutgers University Press, 2001.

This balanced volume interrogates this unexamined acceptance of
community-based conservation policies.  Although the contributors to this
volume generally advocate the inclusion of local people in decisions about
their natural resources, they also offer a much-needed corrective to the
prevailing view, and give a more nuanced and realistic assessment of both
the contexts and outcomes of community-based policies.  Covering a wide
variety of natural resources in South Asian, African and North American
countries, the case studies in this volume focus especially on how the
roles of ethnicity, gender, and the state can be pivotal to the success of
failure of community-based conservation.

Contributors:  Arun Agrawal. Clark Gibson, Hsain Ilahiane, Tania Murray
Li, Ruth Meinzen Dick, Melanie Hughes McDermott, Bonnie McKay, Bettina
Ng'weno, Elinor Ostrom, Sara Singleton, Margreet Zwarteveen

2)DEVELOPMENT GOALS WEBSITE DATA ON GENDER EQUALITY

The new Development Goals website presents the latest data on country and
regional progress towards the International Development Goals on poverty,
education, gender equality, child, infant and maternal mortality,
reproductive health, and the environment. Country tables present time
series data for four of the last ten years.

Visit the website at: www.developmentgoals.org/

3) ENERGIA News
Issue 4.2 of ENERGIA News was published in July 2001. This is a special
issue on gender in the supply side of energy. The main articles in this
issue include:
- Responses of rural households on the decline of woodfuel collecting
areas: Case study of expanding sugarcane area in Masindi district of
Uganda by Wim Klunne and Charles Mugisha;
- A Tale of Two Women and their Charcoal Technology: A case from Mali by
Cheikh Sanogo and Margaret Skutsch;
- Involvement of Women in Joint Forest Management in Andhra Pradesh State:
Grass root concerns by D. Suryakumari;
- Information and Women in the Supply Side of the Energy Sector by J.
Shuma and G. Ngoo.

Forthcoming issues of ENERGIA News will be devoted to:
Issue 4.3 (October 2001): This issue will be based on the UNDP publication
"Generating Opportunities: Case studies on energy and women".
Issue 4.4 (December 2001): Gender, Energy and Health. Deadline for
submissions: 17 September 2001.
Issue 5.1 (March 2002): Women and Sustainable Energy in Asia. Deadline for
submissions: 5 January 2002.

For more information, or to submit articles, please contact the ENERGIA
Secretariat:

ENERGIA Secretariat
Postbus 64
3830 AB LEUSDEN
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)33 4326000
Fax: +31 (0)33 4940791
http://www.energia.org
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

4) NEW ISSUE:  GENDER, TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT

Volume 5, Number 1: Special Issue: Gender Relations in Forest Societies

Gender Relations in Forest Societies in Asia: by Govind Kelkar and Dev
Nathan
Forest Management in Mosuo Matrilineal Society, Yunnan, China: by He
Zhonghua
Bobolizan, Forests and Gender Relations in Sabah, Malaysia: by Paul
Porodong
Appropriation of Women's Indigenous Knowledge: The Case of the Matrilineal
Lua in Northern Thailand: by Cholthira Satyawadhana
Gender Roles in History: Women as Hunters: by K.S. Singh

plus Review Articles, Book Reviews, People's Initiative, Conference
Reports and News and Events.

You can read more about this journal at:
http://gendevtech.ait.ac.th/gtd/gtd.htm and sagepub.co.uk and sagepub.com

To purchase copies, contact Sage Publications, Inc. at [EMAIL PROTECTED] in
North and South America; [EMAIL PROTECTED] in Europe, Africa and
Australia; and [EMAIL PROTECTED] in Asia.

For contributions and other inquiries, write to the Editors at
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

The journal is published by Sage Publications India Private Limited, New
Delhi, India, (www.indiasage.com) and is based at Gender and Development
Studies in the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
(http://www.ait.ac.th/AIT/schools/serd/gendev/gendev1.htm).

5) GEORGIA TECH ANNOUNCES CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR NEW WOMEN, GENDER &
TECHNOLOGY BOOK SERIES
ATLANTA (July 5, 2001) Three notable gender and technology scholars in
Ivan Allen College, the liberal arts college of Georgia Tech, will edit a
new book series entitled, "Women, Gender & Technology" to be published by
University of Illinois Press. The editors, Dr. Sue V. Rosser, Dr. Mary
Frank Fox, and Dr. Deborah Johnson, invite proposals for volumes for the
book series.

The Women, Gender & Technology Series brings together women's studies and
technology studies, focusing upon women and technology, feminist
perspectives on technology, and the gendering of technology and its impact
upon gender relations in society.

Volumes may be written from multiple perspectives and approaches,
reflecting and aimed toward audiences including women's studies, science
and technology studies, studies of occupations and organizations, ethics
and technology, cultural studies of science and technology, history of
technology, and public policy. Topics focus on:
* Cultures and societies: comparative approaches in the study of gender,
science, and technology; representations of gender and technology;
politics and the state as they reflect and reinforce patterns of gender,
science, and technology.
* Institutions: gender in technological training; structures of education
and outcomes; work and organizational contexts among women in technology;
programs and interventions to support gender equity.
* Individuals: social psychology of gender, science, and technology;
interactions, expectations, identities, and networks as they are embedded
in institutions (e.g., education and work) and outcomes of science and
technology; effects of technology on human development and life-span
development between generations.

Inquiries and proposals should be sent to:
Sue V. Rosser, Dean, Ivan Allen College, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Ga.
30332-0525 USA; [EMAIL PROTECTED];
Mary Frank Fox, Professor of Sociology, School of History, Technology, and
Society, and Co director, Center for Study of Women, Science, &
Technology, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Ga. 30332 0345 USA;
[EMAIL PROTECTED];
Deborah Johnson, Professor and Director of Program in Philosophy, Science,
and Technology, School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Ga.
30332-0345, USA; [EMAIL PROTECTED]

6) WOMEN'S RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL **  (1972 and earlier to present)
Over 350 000 citations & abstracts
FREE ACCESS over the Internet until 31 August 2001

Click on the: "Free access to ... BiblioLine" link on the NISC home page:
http://www.nisc.co.za

Women's Resources International is the most comprehensive women's studies
resource available. Citations and abstracts are drawn from a variety of
essential women's studies databases, which range in coverage from classic
works and core studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research.

Source documents include related websites, internet documents,
professional journals, conference proceedings, books, book chapters,
government reports, theses etc.

Margaret Crampton NISC (National Inquiry Services Centre)
22 Somerset St,
PO Box 377 Grahamstown 6140,
South Africa
Tel: +27 46 6229698
Fax: +27 46 6229550
Cell: 083 6350970
Internet [EMAIL PROTECTED]  http://www.nisc.co.za

7) NATIONAL TIME USE STUDY - SOUTH AFRICA
Statistics South Africa has just released the report (and a
poster/pamphlet  in different languages) on the first national time use
study - "How South African women and men spend their time"

To obtain a copy, contact Stats SA at [EMAIL PROTECTED] or
012-3108600 or fax 012 3108500

8) PARTICIPATORY INTERVENTION METHODOLOGIES IN IRRIGATION PROJECTS
The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) offers a training kit
with video on participatory intervention methodologies in irrigation
projects, as successfully applied in Andean irrigation schemes. The video
presents the case of the Licto Irrigation Scheme in Ecuador, and is
accompanied by a booklet with a facilitator's guide. The training kit is
available free of charge in English and French. To request an order form,
send an e-mail to: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

9) WOMEN ENCOUNTER TECHNOLOGY: CHANGING PATTERNS OF EMPLOYMENT IN THE THIRD
WORLD
http://www.unu.edu/unupress/unupbooks/uu37we/uu37we00.htm
Entire book available online

This collection of essays explores the effects of information technology
on women's employment and the nature of women's work in the third world.
Contributors discuss the challenges faced by women, along with their
responses and organizing strategies, as they adjust to new technologies in
less affluent communities. Also outlined are the roles that family,
ideology, state policies and trade union structures can play in
distributing information technology-related employment among women and
men. Particular chapters highlight differences in the interests and needs
of different groups of women, challenging the concept of a monolithic,
specifically feminine vision of technology and science. The book provides
a critique of postmodernism and ecofeminism and suggests ways in which
modern technologies could promote gender equality in the developing world.

Edited by Swasti Mitter and Sheila Rowbotham
Published in association with the United Nations University Press
 1995 UNU - United Nations University/INTEC - Institute for New
Technologies

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WIGSAT ELECTRONIC SERVICES

1)  World Wide Web Site -

Other interesting resources and links to gender, science and technology
organisations are found at the WIGSAT and OFAN web sites. They include the
International Gender, Science and Technology Policy Issues Information
Map, the new Gender, Science and Technology Gateway, and the latest Once
and Future Action Network (OFAN) newsletter. The WIGSAT home page is found
at http://www.wigsat.org and the OFAN page at
http:/www.wigsat.org/ofan/ofan.html.

2) WomenSciTech Conference

To subscribe to this discussion on international gender, science and
technology, send a message to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "subscribe" in the
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