Course Schedule

Veranstaltungen von Dr. Daniel Henao Zapata


Empowerment Towards Gender Equality and Economic Development (FSL) (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Daniel Henao Zapata

Einzeltermin | Mi, 17.01.2024, 14:15 - Mi, 17.01.2024, 19:45 | C 40.154 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Fr, 19.01.2024, 14:15 - Fr, 19.01.2024, 19:45 | C 40.256 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Mo, 22.01.2024, 14:15 - Mo, 22.01.2024, 18:45 | C 16.203 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Mi, 24.01.2024, 14:15 - Mi, 24.01.2024, 19:45 | C 40.154 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Fr, 26.01.2024, 14:15 - Fr, 26.01.2024, 19:45 | C 40.154 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Mo, 29.01.2024, 14:15 - Mo, 29.01.2024, 19:45 | C 11.320 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Mi, 31.01.2024, 14:15 - Mi, 31.01.2024, 19:45 | C 40.606 Seminarraum

Inhalt: The concept of empowerment has gained considerable attention in the field of international development. Institutions such as the World Bank and the United Nations invest considerable funds and efforts trying to facilitate empowerment in developing countries. This is because empowerment is seen as a positive phenomenon that can positively impact on people and their environment. Empowerment provides an implemental mindset that makes people look for the means to action and be ready to move forward toward their goals. Thus, empowerment becomes important when people need to take action and be innovative in overcoming scarcity and fighting against poverty. The course focuses on the state of the art of empowerment frameworks and practices in the promotion of gender equality and international development. The students will learn to identify key characteristics of empowerment interventions, and select best evidence and practices. The course starts defining empowerment addressing its characteristics and implications for international development. The course follows explaining the historical evolution of poverty and empowerment measurement. Typical approaches for poverty assessment will be discussed, including the challenges to address poverty from a gender perspective and the feminist contributions and their implications toward poverty analysis. The participants will learn how to measure empowerment, and to understand data on poverty and gender inequality, as well as the link between empowerment, development, and equality. By means of real examples and case studies, the students will learn how to identify and prevent common pitfalls in empowerment facilitation. Along the course, the students will apply their knowledge by designing an hypothetic goal-oriented intervention aiming to facilitate empowerment, gender equality, and economic development.