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Background Information

Employment History

Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences


Development Economist and Feminist Writer Noeleen Heyzer, Director

United Nations Development Programme


Affiliations

Delhi Policy Group

Senior Fellow


Oxford University

Plumer Visiting Fellow


DAWN

Development Economist and Founding Member


Singamma Sreenivasan Foundation for the Network on Women

Trustee


UNFPA

Member of Advisory Committees, Expert and Eminent Persons Groups


UNIFEM

Member of Advisory Committees, Expert and Eminent Persons Groups


Indian Association for Women's Studies

Founding Member


Central Planning Commission

Member of the Group Set


Karnataka State Planning Board

Member of the Government of State Planning Board


Delhi School of Economics

Senior Fellow


Sussex University

Visiting Fellow


Core Committee

Member


Harvard University

Visiting Fellow


Government

Member, Several National Policy Making Committees


State of Karnataka

Member of the Planning Board


UN Development Programme

Member of the Advisory Panel for the Human Development Report


South Commission

Member


Eminent Persons Group on the Impact

Member


Women's Movement

Active Member


UNICEF incorporated

Member of Advisory Committees, Expert and Eminent Persons Groups


UNESCO

Member of Advisory Committees, Expert and Eminent Persons Groups


International Labour Organization

Member of Advisory Committees, Expert and Eminent Persons Groups


FAO

Member of Advisory Committees, Expert and Eminent Persons Groups


WHO

Member of Advisory Committees, Expert and Eminent Persons Groups


Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies

Visiting Fellow


Institute of Development Studies

Visiting Fellow


Education

Mysore University


Economics

Oxford


Honorary Doctorate

University of Durban , Westville


Honorary Doctorate

University of Westville


MA

Economics

Oxford


Web References(108 Total References)


United Nations Intellectual History Project (UNIHP) - List of Interviewees - Devaki Jain

www.unhistory.org [cached]

Devaki Jain
Devaki Jain (1933- ) moved from being a lecturer in economics at Delhi University to found The Institute of Social Studies Trust that pioneered analysis of gender in poverty. In 1984 she convened the first meeting of third-world women social scientists and activists in Bangalore that led to the founding of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era. She has been a member of advisory committees, expert and eminent persons groups for such UN organizations as UNIFEM, WHO, FAO, ILO, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP, and UNFPA as well as for national committees in preparation for the UN world conferences on women. She was born in India and educated there at the Mysore University and in the UK at Oxford University. Her many publications include the book for the UNIHP series, Women, Development, and the UN: A Sixty-Year Quest for Equality and Social Justice.


United Nations Intellectual History Project (UNIHP) - List of Interviewees - Devaki Jain

www.unihp.org [cached]

Devaki Jain
Devaki Jain (1933- ) moved from being a lecturer in economics at Delhi University to found The Institute of Social Studies Trust that pioneered analysis of gender in poverty. In 1984 she convened the first meeting of third-world women social scientists and activists in Bangalore that led to the founding of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era. She has been a member of advisory committees, expert and eminent persons groups for such UN organizations as UNIFEM, WHO, FAO, ILO, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP, and UNFPA as well as for national committees in preparation for the UN world conferences on women. She was born in India and educated there at the Mysore University and in the UK at Oxford University. Her many publications include the book for the UNIHP series, Women, Development, and the UN: A Sixty-Year Quest for Equality and Social Justice.


UNIHP Sponsored Conferences and Seminars

www.unihp.org [cached]

Devaki Jain was a special guest contributor to the panel, Development Financing: Where is the Women's Dividend?
This panel discussion, was moderated by Mr. Sashi Tharoor, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, will include UNIHP author Devaki Jain; Ms. Noeli Pocaterra, an indigenous leader from Venezuela; Ms. Nabeela Abdulla Al-Mulla, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the United Nations; The Honorable Baleka Mbete of South Africa; and Dr. Susan Hockfield, President of MIT. Speakers include: Devaki Jain, Development Economist and feminist writer Noeleen Heyzer, Director, United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM); Joan-Ross-Frankson, Communications Director, Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO); Kristen Timothy, International Consultant on Gender. UNIHP author Devaki Jain will speak at the event. New York, 28 February 2006 Women in International Development and Security Policy In Celebration of International Women's Day and the 50th Anniversary of the Commission on the Status of Women, the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies and the PhD Program in Political Science at The CUNY Graduate Center sponsored an informal conversation on "Women in International Development and Security Policy" with Devaki Jain, development economist and founding member of DAWN, and author of the recently published Women, Development, and the UN and Barbara Haering, vice president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and member of the Swiss Parliament.


Institute of Social Studies Trust for promotion of social justice and equity for the under-privileged with a focus on women

www.isst-india.org [cached]

Ms. Devaki Jain
Former Director, ISST


SWAN 1st Conference held in New Delhi - South Asia Women's Network

www.swaninterface.net [cached]

Ms Devaki Jain, Singamma Sreenivasan Foundation, Bangalore, for the Network on Women and Peacemaking.


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