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Empowering Women to Build a More Equitable Future in Vietnam

  • 04 Apr 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sumner School

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Empowering Women to Build a More Equitable Future in Vietnam

Panelist: Mari H. Clarke

Happy Hour from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at The Mayflower Hotel Edgar Restaurant (back room), 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW

Meeting from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at Sumner School: corner of 17th St and M St NW, Washington, DC

Updated Security Protocols at Venue: all guests at the Sumner School should register for this event and check in with Security Officer on Duty prior to entry. Please bring official, government-issued identification.

Mari Clarke will blend photo images and narrative to tell the story of engagement of ethnic minority women to earn income doing basic road maintenance in rural Vietnam. In addition to the organization and outcomes of a series of World Bank pilot activities, she will describe her evolving role as anthropologist on the transport project team. She will also provide an update on her current work on a new follow-on rural roads project in Vietnam that launched last year.

Mari H. Clarke, World Bank Senior Gender consultant, has provided technical support to Rural Transport projects in Vietnam since 2010. In 2015 she was co-winner of the Praxis Award for her work on women-led routine road maintenance within Rural Transport Project 3. She has also advised the World Bank Water Practice, Cooperation on International Waters in Africa (CIWA) on mainstreaming gender, and supported the Papua New Guinea (PNG) National Electricity Rollout Plan (NEROP) and PNG Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project II. Prior to this project specific work, she helped design a web-based knowledge base on gender and transport and developed tools for gender and transport. She also helped design and guide studies of gender, poverty, and environment in Africa and gender and climate change in Bangladesh, and helped develop training materials on Fiduciary Management for community drive development. She managed technical support for USAID Office of Private and Voluntary Cooperation and directed a project supporting the US-Egyptian Education Partnership. She provided technical support to USAID Office of Women and Development for eight years. Her education includes: PhD, in Economic Anthropology UNC Chapel Hill; M.Ed. in Instructional Design, UNC, Chapel Hill; MA in Economic Anthropology U. of Pennsylvania. BA in Anthropology, Michigan State University. Some of her recent publications include: 2015. Interrogating Power: Engaged Energy Anthropology. Reviews in Anthropology 44(4):202-224; 2013a. International Development. In A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology. Riall Nolan ed. Pp.222-236. Wiley-Blackwell; 2013b. Working as a Cross-Disciplinary Team. In A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology. Riall Nolan ed. Pp. 330-342; 2012a. Engendering Transport: Mapping Men and Women on the Move. In Applying Anthropology in the Global Village. Christina Wasson, Mary Odell Butler and Jacqueline Copeland Carson eds.Pp.57-92. Walnut Creek CA, Left Coast Press; 2006. Pursuing International Development Through a Gender Lens. In Making History at the Frontier: Women Creating Careers as Practicing Anthropologists. Cristina Wasson ed. NAPA Bulletin 26: 32-54. National Association for the Practice of Anthropology.

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