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at Cave Hill, Barbados

Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit

Outreach

Outreach | Certificate Course | Public Lectures

The Institute hosts and facilitates public lectures, seminars, panel discussions (including television and radio) workshops, and focus groups comprising the academic and NGO community. Expertise for these activities is available through a coordinated pool of associate faculty, research associates affiliated with the Institute, and members of the WDS Group.
 
IGDS:NBU Cave Hill has a responsibility to assist in t he planning and design of programmes on gender and development issues in the OECS community and to disseminate information whenever possible.

Some of the outreach activities of the Centre are:
 
  • Caribbean Institute for Gender and Development Studies
  • The Caribbean Women Catalysts for Change Lecture Series
  • Women and Caribbean Culture - International Women’s Day
  • Staff Seminars

The Certificate Course in Gender and Development Studies is the major outreach activity of IGDS. It is offered by the Institute at Cave Hill between June-July to September every two years. Read more about this course »


The Caribbean Women Catalysts for Change Lecture Series was inaugurated in 1995 by Dame Eugenia Charles of Dominica and in 1996 was dedicated to honouring the memory of Dame Nita Barrow, Governor General of Barbados, 1990 - 1995. The lecture series is now in its fourteenth year. Twelve of the fourteenth lectures planned were delivered, (see lecture no. 3). Several of the lectures have been published in the Working Paper Series. View past lectures and presenters »

 
Women and Caribbean Culture - International Women’s Day
IGDS complements its academic programme by celebrating and providing opportunities for the public to appreciate women's contribution to Caribbean culture. This includes special publications,poetry reading, dance, Caribbean story telling and drama. Past events hosted are:
  • Special Publication in Honour of the Late Kathleen Drayton (2010)
  • Award Ceremony for Women in Communities in Barbados (2009)
  • An Evening of Poetry
  • Caribbean Evening of Story Telling and Drama
  • 10th Anniversary (Womens Study Programme) Evening of Dance and Drama
  • Amina Blackwood Meeks A Window for Dreaming
  • Women of Africa and The African Diaspora
 
Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit
Telephone: (246) 417-4490-93 Fax: (246) 424-3822 Email: gender@cavehill.uwi.edu