IT’S TIME! Are you ready for ‘Health & Gender Equity in a Period of Global Crisis’?

IT’S TIME! Are you ready for ‘Health & Gender Equity in a Period of Global Crisis’?

We’re all set for kicking off ‘HEALTH AND GENDER EQUITY IN A PERIOD OF GLOBAL CRISIS’ in Galway, on 28-29 November 2013!

DSA Ireland (Development Studies Association Ireland), the IFGH (Irish Forum for Global Health)  and Gender Arc are delighted to present a day and half of interesting and thought-provoking sessions that will focus on the conference themes of gender, health and development.

Parallel sessions – which will look at the latest research, and research questions, arising in these areas – will follow, with details of each session below:

Day 1: Development 2.0

Day 2: Gender Equity in Global Crisis: Plenary followed by parallel sessions 

Day 2: Health Equity in Global Crisis: Plenary followed by parallel sessions 


We also invite participants to join us to mark World AIDS Day with a special event on Day 1: The Irish Aid Annual Father Michael Kelly Lecture titled ‘Gender, Sexuality and HIV’.

Keynote speakers are as follows:

  • Deputy Olivia Mitchell, TD and Vice President of the Executive Committee of AWEPA (The Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa)

  • Prof. Lokesh Joshi, Vice-President for Research National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Sally Anne Kinehan, Deputy General Secretary, Irish Congress of Trade Unions

  • Dr. C Rammanohar Reddy, Editor of the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW)

  • Ms. Robin Gorna, Director of AIDS Strategy, Advocacy and Policy

  • Prof. Fr.Michael Kelly

  • Prof. Ronaldo Munck, Head of Civic Engagement, Dublin City University

  • Prof. Diane Elson, Department of Sociology, University of Essex

  • Dr. Simel Esim, Chief and Senior Specialist, Cooperative Branch, International Labour Organization

  • Dr. Una Murray, part-time Lecturer and an International Development Consultant)

  • Dr. David McCoy, Centre for International Health and Development at University College London

  • Dr. Finola Finnan, Head of Programmes, Trocaire


Please find the programme schedule for the conference online here.



The two day schedule has been organised as follows:

Day 1

15:00 – 15:30 – Opening Address
15:30 – 17:30 – Opening Round Table
17:30 – 18:00 – Poster Session
18:00 – 19:30 – Annual Father Michael Kelly Lecture event for World Aids Day – Gender, Sexuality and HIV (Irish Aid/Irish Forum for Global Health)
19:30 – 21:00 – Cocktail Reception

Day 2

08:30 – 09:30 – Arrival/Registration
09:30 – 10:30 – Plenary Session “Gender Equity in Global Crisis”
10:30 – 11:00 – Coffee Break/ Poster Session
11:00 – 12:30 – Parallel Sessions
12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 – Plenary Session “Health Equity in Global Crisis”
14:30 – 15:00 – Coffee Break/ Poster Session
15:00 – 16:30 – Parallel Sessions
16:30 – 17:00 – General discussion


Registration is open here:

Full rate: 35 euros; Concession rate for students/unwaged: 15 euros

Please register early to help us accommodate the numbers.  We advise registering as soon as possible to secure your place.



The conference will take place at the Galway Bay Hotel & Conference Centre, Salthill, Galway. A special room rate of €69 (single room) and €99 (double room) is available to conference participants.  To make a booking please email, phone or fax stating you are participating in the DSAI conference: Telephone: +353 (0)91 520520, Fax: +353 (0)90 6442020, Email:


We strongly advise booking as soon as possible as there is limited room availability.

Directions to the Galway Bay Hotel can be found here:


Further information

If you require further information about the conference please email us at:


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