Webinar on FTF's Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI)
This webinar session provided information on how to calculate the Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) and its indicators. Emily Hogue of USAID and Hazel Malapit of IFPRI discussed the purpose of the Index for Feed the Future, how it is used as monitoring indicator and a diagnostic tool, and gave important information about resources to help with data collection and analysis. Online participants engaged with the presenters via the Adobe Connect chat function. You may watch a redording of the webinar by clicking on the link at right.
Watch a short video on the WEAI here:
USAID Bureau for Food Security
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Hazel Malapit is the Research Coordinator for the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). She provides technical assistance on the implementation of the index through the WEAI Resource Center, and conducts research on women’s empowerment and gender equality. Before joining IFPRI, she was a researcher at the World Bank’s Gender and Development unit, working on gender and labor market issues. She received her MA in Economics from the University of the Philippines, and her PhD in Economics from American University. She also held the Herman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gender and Economics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2009-2010.