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New Online Course on Care Economy offered by UN Women Training Centre

The UN Women Training Centre, ITC-ILO ILSGEN Programme partner, is offering a new online course on Care Economy:  "Why we care about Care: An online moderated course on Care Economy". The course will run for eight weeks from 27 October - 19 December 2014 and will be conducted in English and Spanish. The total cost is USD 1,000. Scholarships are available. The registration deadline is Wednesday 15 October. Click here to enroll. 

The course aims to provide a global perspective on Care. It will enhance awareness, knowledge and understanding on the critical place Care occupies in development, while simultaneously providing skills and tools for analyzing and identifying types of interventions and policies for a fair and equal social organization of Care to advance human development, gender equality and women's empowerment. The course is open to all who want to gain knowledge and understanding about Care/Carework. The course will be of benefit particularly for development practitioners, researchers, policy makers and advocates who are working on economic empowerment, public policy, and gender equality.


Care economy expert Dr. Amaia Pérez Orozco (PhD in International Economics and Development) will moderate the course and it will include lectures by global experts including:

• Dr. Valeria Esquivel, Research Coordinator on Gender & Development, UNRISD (En & Sp)
• Dr. Francisco Cos-Montiel, Policy Advisor on Economic Empowerment, UN Women (En & Sp)
• Dr. Sarah Gammage, Policy Advisor on Economic Institutions, UN Women (En & Sp)
• Dr. Shahrashoub Razavi, Chief of Research and Data Section, UN Women (En)
• Dr. Jeanine Anderson, Professor and Anthropologist, Pontifical Catholic University in Peru (En & Sp)
• Dr. Karina Batthyany, Professor, Universidad de la República de Uruguay (Sp)
• Dr. Corina Rodriguez Enriquez, Economist, Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Public Policies (Sp)

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