The GCRF is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government in late 2015 to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries.

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Global Challenges Research Fund

A Research Services research event
Date6 February 2020
Time12:00 to 13:30
PlaceStreatham Court B, Streatham Campus,

with video link to Peter Lanyon, Seminar Room 4, Penryn Campus.

An overview and the future directions of the GCRF Food Systems portfolio (and gender across all of the GCRF’s six portfolios) and general commentary on the GCRF agenda.

Event Information

Open presentation by Dr Tahrat Shahid who is the GCRF Challenge Leader for Food Systems and Gender Advisor across all of the GCRF’s six portfolios.

Tahrat Shahid has over a decade of international development and policy research experience in a variety of contexts. Her research interests include gender, agricultural development, food security, nutrition, and the politics of religion.

Dr Tahrat Shahid

Tahrat began her career as a corporate debt advisory analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York City, after which she co-founded a non-profit organisation offering free burns and reconstructive surgery in Bangladesh. Afterwards, her work ranged from macroeconomic analysis at the Central Bank of Turkey in Ankara to poverty and social impact analysis at the World Bank in Washington, DC. Additionally, she focused on impact evaluation at Oxford Policy Management, with particular projects on agricultural cooperatives in Rwanda and mobile banking in Kenya. Prior to joining GCRF, she also led research for advocacy on agricultural policy, food security, and nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa for the ONE Campaign’s Global Policy Team in London.

Tahrat has a DPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford, a Master in Public Administration and International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and an A.B. in Economics from Mount Holyoke College.

Programme

Time Activity
12:00 - 12:30 Buffet Lunch
12:30 - 13:15

GCRF Presentation covering:


Dr Tahrat Shahid Presentation and Q&A: An overview and the future directions of the GCRF Food Systems portfolio (and gender across all of the GCRF’s six portfolios) and general commentary on the GCRF agenda.


UoE GCRF Team: Details of Flexi funding to support innovation and translation in GCRF Food Research

13:30 Close

Venue

Streatham Court B, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter. Building number 31 (6H) on the Streatham Campus map.

Video link to Peter Lanyon, Seminar Room 4, Penryn Campus (building number 10 on the Penryn Campus map).

Audience

This event is open to all researchers and professional support staff. It would be of particular interest to those researching global challenges and/or with expertise in food systems and/or gender research.

Registration

Please register your attendance using the online registration form.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact research-events@exeter.ac.uk.


ProviderResearch Services
OrganizerResearch Events Team
Tel01392723062
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