Compounding Barriers: Access to Economic Opportunities, Gender and Forced Displacement - Shared screen with speaker view
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Xavier Devictor is the Advisor for the Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group at the World Bank, leading work on forced displacement as a development challenge.He has broad experience across regions on country programs, strategy and policy dialogue, most recently as Country Manager for Poland and the Baltic Countries until 2014, and Country Program Coordinator for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti from 2007-2011. He joined the Bank as a young professional. Earlier in his career, he was Program Manager for UNHCR in the former Yugoslavia, where he managed humanitarian programs including leading humanitarian convoys into conflict areas. He holds a Masters of Economics, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.
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Find out more about the Gender Dimensions of Forced Displacement program and research here: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/gender/brief/gender-dimensions-of-forced-displacement-gdfd-research-program
Professor Tilman Brück is the Founder and Director of ISDC. He is also Professor at the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich and Team Leader – Development Economics and Food Security at IGZ near Berlin. Tilman is also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the „Households in Conflict Network” (HiCN) and the Principal Investigator of the Life in Kyrgyzstan Study (LiK Study).
His research interests focus on the economics of household behavior and well-being in areas affected by violent conflict, fragility and humanitarian emergencies, including the measurement of violence and conflict in household surveys and the impact evaluation of programs in conflict-affected areas. He has published over forty articles in peer-reviewed journals (including Demography, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Peace Research, and World Development) and edited over a dozen books and special issues of journals on the economics of conflict and insecurity. Tilman has led as a principal investigator several impact evaluations in conflict-affected and fragile states.
Tilman was previously Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics (LSE), Director of SIPRI, Professor of Development Economics at Humboldt-University of Berlin, and Head of the Department of Development and Security at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). He has also worked as a consultant for the German Foreign Office, BMZ, European Commission, DFID, FAO, GIZ, ILO, KfW, OECD, UNDP, UNHCR, USAID, WFP and the World Bank. Tilman studied economics at the University of Glasgow and the University of Oxford and obtained his doctorate in economics from the University of Oxford.
Dr. Brück and Dr. Stojetz’s full research paper on gender, livelihoods, and forced displacement in Darfur is available here: https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/582571635477505457/the-double-burden-of-female-protracted-displacement-survey-evidence-on-gendered-livelihoods-in-el-fasher-darfur
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Yeshwas Admasu Bogale is an Economist (Consultant) at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Previously, he was a Young Fellow in Forced Displacement at the World Bank, which is supported by the FCDO-UNHCR-WB program on building the evidence on forced displacement. As a fellow, he examined multidimensional poverty in the context of forced displacement and access to resources and opportunities for restoring livelihoods as part of the gender dimensions of forced displacement research program. His main research interests are in development economics and agricultural economics, with a special focus on applying impact evaluation techniques. Yeshwas received his PhD from Heriot-Watt University in the United Kingdom and MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.
Dr. Bogale’s full research paper on gender, refugees, and livelihoods in Ethiopia is available here: https://documents.worldbank.org/en/publication/documents-reports/documentdetail/754711638209414704/forced-displacement-gender-and-livelihoods-refugees-in-ethiopia
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Khwima Nthara is the World Bank’s country manager for Liberia based in Monrovia, a position he has held since 2019.Before assuming this position, he was an economic adviser in the Operations Policy and Country Services (OPCS) Vice Presidency in Washington, where his main duties included providing advice and guidance to senior management and task teams on the Bank’s strategic approaches to supporting client countries as well as on specific financing instruments, such as budgetary support.Prior to this position, Khwima has held various field positions in the World Bank’s Africa and East Asia and Pacific Regions, including program leader in Nigeria and senior country Economist for Nigeria, Myanmar, and Malawi.
Before joining the World Bank in 2005, Khwima was an economics lecturer at the University of Malawi, as well as country manager for the Malawi Trade and Poverty Program, and country manager for Deloitte’s Development Consulting Practice.Khwima holds a Ph.D. in economics and a master’s degree in Economics of Developing Countries, both from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
Line Astrom is a Senior Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Officer at UNHCR. She has worked at UNHCR for the past 16 years and previous positions have included Senior Partership Officer and Senior Regional Livelihoods Officer in Africa.
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Thank you everyone for joining us today! More information on the Gender Dimensions of Forced Displacement program and research is available on our website here: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/gender/brief/gender-dimensions-of-forced-displacement-gdfd-research-program