Call for Panels & Poster Presentations for 2021 'Through the Eyes of She' Conference

09/15/21

‘Through the eyes of She: equity in health, education, business and leadership for the African Woman in the 21st Century’

 

 Important Information

  1. Conference dates: October 15-16, 2021
  2. Submission deadline extended to July 23rd 2021
  3. Yale-affiliation requirement removed. Now accepting submissions (for posters & panels) from non-Yale affiliates. 
  4. To register, click HERE
 

THE CALL:

The organizing committee is soliciting submission ideas for panel and poster presentations from Yale faculty, students and staff for this conference, ‘Through the eyes of She: equity in health, education, business and leadership for the African Woman in the 21st century.’ The conference will convene the Yale community and key leaders from the international community through structured programming. The outcomes of the anticipated program will be important in guiding research, policy, and intervention development at Yale and beyond. We look forward to constructive discourse on advancing the health, education, economic vitality and leadership capacity of women in Africa. 

BACKGROUND: 

Goal 5 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda focuses on the achievement of “gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls.” Targets for this goal include ensuring access to resources for health promotion and disease prevention as well equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life. Indicators for the achievement of this goal include women’s full access to reproductive rights, legal protections against domestic violence, as well as the protection of women’s rights to education and economic resources. 

The 2021 conference ‘Through the eyes of She: equity in health, education, business and leadership for the African Woman in the 21st century,’ funded by the Kempf award will tackle the challenge of gender equality and the empowerment of women on the African continent. The conference aims to assess the progress that has been made towards this goal by examining (i) how African women’s agency has been shaped by a variety of historical processes, (ii) the unique health challenges African women face, (iii) the education of young girls and women, (iv) women’s entrepreneurship and economic access on the continent, and (v) gender parity in leadership positions. 

GUIDANCE FOR PANEL SUBMISSIONS:

  • All Yale faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit panels for consideration 
  • Anyone is welcome to submit panels for consideration. Submissions welcome from non-Yale affiliates.
  • Panel submissions should focus on one or more of the key themes of the conference pertaining to gender in Africa: health, education, business, and leadership
  • Panels should be limited to four total speakers (including panel facilitator) 
  • Inclusion of panelists who are based in Africa are encouraged; equitable gender representation on panels is encouraged

WHAT TO INCLUDE (FOR PANELS):

  • Name of submitting author/panelist
  • Theme focus: health, education, business, leadership (multiple themes can be selected)
  • Title of Panel
  • Brief description (300 words) on rationale, content, and conclusions
  • List three take-home messages that you expect audiences to get from your panel (objectives of the panel)
  • Panel facilitator (name and email), if different from submitting author
  • Proposed panelists (names and emails) and confirmation status of all proposed panelists

GUIDANCE FOR POSTER SUBMISSIONS:

  • All Yale faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit posters for consideration
  • Anyone is welcome to submit posters for consideration. submissions welcome from non-Yale affiliates.
  • Poster submissions should focus on one or more of the key themes of the conference pertaining to gender in Africa that are noted above 
  • Posters that have been presented at a meeting/ conference in the past as well as ongoing/ unpublished work are welcomed (as long as they address one or more of the key themes on gender in Africa, as above)

WHAT TO INCLUDE (FOR POSTER):

  • Name of submitting author 
  • Theme focus: health, education, business, leadership (multiple themes can be selected) 
  • Title of poster 
  • Prior meeting/ conference where presented, if applicable 
  • Abstract for poster presentation including background, methods, results, and conclusion (300 words) 
  • Presenter (name and email), if different from submitting author 

For any questions, please contact: Dr. Christine Ngaruiya (christine.ngaruiya@yale.edu) or Norah Langat (norah.langat@yale.edu). 

Poster/ Panel Proposal Submission Form

Conference Planning Committee: 

Dr. Michael Cappello, Department of Pediatrics, Council on African Studies 

Ms. Marius Kothor, Department of History 

Ms. Norah Langat, Council on African Studies 

Mr. Eddie Mandhry, Office of International Affairs 

Dr. Christine Ngaruiya, Department of Emergency Medicine (Conference Committee Chair) 

Dr. Elijah Paintsil, Department of Pediatrics 

Dr. Jonathan Wyrtzen, Department of Sociology and International Affairs, Department of History

 

Funded by The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund