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Class on Gender and Philanthropy in Southeast Asia for the AIT Course “Gender, Enterprise and Organization” Students (Closed Event)
October 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
This class on Gender and Philanthropy is organized by SEA Junction for the students of the course, Gender, Enterprise and Organization, at the Gender and Development Studies program of the Asian Institute of Technology. They are master’s and doctoral students from gender and development studies and aquaculture and aquatic resources management (also working on gender issues in fisheries) and will come to SEA Junction with their professor, gender and migration expert, Kyoko Kusakabe.
The course focuses on women’s economic empowerment, and is designed to analyze gender aspects of business management, both in micro- and large enterprise/ organizations. The latter half of the class focuses on gender analysis of organizations. As many of our students work in donor organizations after graduation, part of our class covers how building gender-responsive organizations can be facilitated by donor organizations.
In this particular lecture, SEA Junction Director, Rosalia Sciortino will discuss philanthropy, both local and international in Southeast Asia and its degree of support of gender equality causes and organizations in the region.
Rosalia Sciortino, MA, PhD is Associate Professor at the Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Visiting Professor in the Master in International Development Studies (MAIDS), Chulalongkorn University, and founder and Director of SEA Junction (www.seajunction.org). Formerly, she served as regional director for the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Singapore and for the Rockefeller Foundation in Bangkok, and as program officer in the Ford Foundation’s Jakarta and Manila offices.
SEA Junction, OUR Venue on Southeast Asia, aims to foster understanding and appreciation of Southeast Asia in all its socio-cultural dimensions –from arts and lifestyles to economy and development. Conveniently located at Room 408 of the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre or BACC (across MBK, BTS National Stadium) SEA junction facilitates public access to knowledge resources and exchanges among students, practitioners and Southeast Asia lovers. For more information see www.seajunction.org and join the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1693055870976440/
Asian Institute of Technology, Department of Development and Sustainability (AIT-DDS)
AIT-DDS aims to respond to emerging challenges to sustainable development in Asia and rest of the world. It provides critical and deep analysis of contexts under a multiplicity of identities –including by gender, religion, ethnicity, class, and age and produce professionals who are able to apply multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving. See further http://dds.ait.ac.th