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Session Overview
3-RT134: Water, Food and Social Justice
Tuesday, 06/July/2021:
2:00pm - 3:15pm

Session Chair: Prof. Lyla Mehta, Institute of Development studies, United Kingdom
Session Chair: Dr. Deepa Joshi, International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

Session Abstract

This roundtable seeks to advance a social and gender justice perspective on water, food and the environment. It will

(1) Critically examine mainstream discourses in the water, food and environmental realms, and highlight some key limitations around inclusion and equity;

(2) Dismantle sectoral boundaries between water, food, nature and wellbeing;

(3) Explore how the human rights to water and food can be joined up in a meaningful way to promote a gender just human rights approach to water and food security

(5) Advance bottom-up alternatives calling for transformative change beyond technical solutions to address complex socio-political and environmental exclusions.

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Lyla Mehta - Institute of Development Studies, UK

Dr Shilpi Srivastava - Institute of Development Studies, UK

Dr Deepa Joshi - International Water Management Institute, Colombo

Dr K J Joy Joy - SOPPECOM, India KJ

No contributions were assigned to this session.

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