Workshop – “Women and Development in the Gulf”

``Women and Development in the Gulf``

A research workshop, ‘Women and Development in the Gulf’ was hosted in partnership with the American Political Science Association (APSA), and the University of Tennessee, USA on at Derasat on November 6-7, 2019. The event was supported by the UNDP and by the Supreme Council of Women in celebration of Bahraini Women’s Day 2019, which this year recognizes the importance of women in higher education and to the opportunities for participation in the field of future sciences.

The workshop panels addressed various topics including gender parity in academia, the obstacles women face in the private sector, and new opportunities for women in the energy sector as it diversifies. The workshop brought together female experts to discuss and present their research findings and professional expertise regarding solutions and pathways to overcoming challenges and obstacles, including highlighting the successes the region has experienced regarding women and economic development.

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