IS Academy partner ZOA will present their report ‘Shedding light on a Blind Spot’ – a study on incorporating labour aspects in assessing the feasibility of household livelihoods interventions.
A blind spot for household labour constraints
In livelihoods projects, humanitarian agencies tend to have a blind spot for household labour constraints. These constraints often mean that as people participate in livelihoods projects, they have to cut back on other livelihoods strategies. This reduces the net impact of the livelihoods interventions at household level.
A practical method for incorporating labour aspects
Funded by the IS Academy Human Security in Fragile States, Ir. Roelof van Til conducted an action research in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, to develop a practical method for incorporating labour aspects in assessing the feasibility of household livelihoods interventions. The findings of this short research, and the method that was developed will be presented by Ir. Roelof van Til (ZOA’s sector specialist on food security and agriculture) and Dr. Timmo Gaasbeek (liaison between ZOA and the IS Academy), in the Wageningen University Auditorium on June 20th.
This event is open to all who are interested, registration is not necessary.
PhD defense Winnie Wairimu
The blind spot for household labour constraints was raised by Ms. Winnie Wairimu, IS Academy PhD candidate in northern Uganda and funded by ZOA. Ms. Wairimu’s research focused on household food security from a range of different perspectives (including those from households, local government officials, and humanitarian agencies). Ms. Winnie Wairimu will publicly defend her dissertation on the same day and at the same location, at 11.00 sharp.