In 2015, ICRW created the Paula Kantor Award to commemorate our former colleague Paula, who died in a terrorist attack in Kabul while working for the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center. Paula was an expert in the integration of gender into agriculture, rural development and economic empowerment.
A panel of experts selected Dr. Soumya Gupta as our first Paula Kantor awardee. Soumya is a researcher from India who has made outstanding achievements in the field of gender and empowerment of women and girls. Her research was among the first to systematically and empirically assess the empowerment status of women in India, as it relates to agricultural determinants and nutritional outcomes.
Here’s an interview we had with her in 2016, and below we’ve included a brief backgrounder on what Soumya will be discussing on the 12th.
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