Get Ready for ‘Health & Gender Equity In a Period of Global Crisis’

November 5, 2013

We have three weeks to go until the ‘HEALTH AND GENDER EQUITY IN A PERIOD OF GLOBAL CRISIS’ conference kicks off in Galway, Ireland: 28-29 November 2013.


Online 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 are pleased to present a day and half of interesting sessions that will focus on the conference themes of gender, health and development organised into:

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

  • Olivia Mitchell, TD

  • 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)

  • Prof. Alfredo Saad-Filho, Department of Development Studies, SOAS University of London

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

  • Professor 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)

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

  • Dr. Finola Finnan, Head of Programmes, Trocaire


The full programme will be available shortly on and



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



The conference will take place at the Galway Bay Hotel & Conference Centre. A special rate of €69 for a single, and €99 for a twin/double room is available for conference goers. 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:

Directions to the Galway Bay Hotel can be found here:

Further information

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