Gender and Sustainable Development

Case Studies from NCCR North-South

Edited by Smita Premchander and Christine Müller

Publisher: Bern, Geographica Bernensia, 2006


The present publication is the second volume in the NCCR North-South Perspectives Series. In mid-2004, two researchers took the initiative to prepare and edit a publication that would constitute an initial compilation of main results from a number of case studies with a focus on women and gender that had been carried out within and in relation to the NCCR North-South programme.  The book is divided into two main sections – conceptual and case studies – bound together by an introduction and synthesis written by Christine Müller. The aim of the conceptual section is to lay out issues relevant to gendersensitive research, and emphasise the nature of transdisciplinary and participatory work, as well as the challenges of making such research useful and relevant to practical promotion of sustainable development through a gender-sensitive approach. The case studies are diverse. They include various types of research being done at the PhD level, along with some at the master’s level, and range from studies in their initial stages to those that have been completed. The articles that represent initial stages of research address issues relevant in terms of content and methodology that are highlighted after a first phase of initial research, and outline an intention to carry out further research in the local context. Those that represent completed research present critical findings and also suggest ways of carrying out deeper and more advanced gender-sensitive research.

Premchander S, and Müller C, editors. 2006. Gender and Sustainable Development: Case Studies from NCCR North-South. Perspectives of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South, University of Bern, Vol. 2. Bern: Geographica Bernensia, 364 pp. ISBN: 3-906151-87-5 


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