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11 April 2014, 2.30pm: Free
at the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen AB15 8QH
for scientists, students and other interested parties
Craig Leisher

Dr Craig Leisher of The Nature Conservancy will deliver this seminar entitled "The natural power of womenat the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen. The seminar will be broadcast live to the Dundee site.


Why is decision-making better in mixed-gender groups? What happens when both men and women have a say in local resource management? This talk draws on evidence from the corporate world and the forestry sector to illustrate the advantages of a greater role for women in natural resource management. It makes the case that empowering women can lead to more sustainable and more equitable natural resources management.


Craig Leisher is a Senior Social Scientist in The Nature Conservancy’s Central Science unit, and his research focuses on amplifying and measuring the benefits to people from conservation initiatives. He has done social science research in 17 countries. Prior to joining TNC’s Central Science, he spent two years as an International Policy Advisor on poverty-conservation issues and three years as the Senior Policy and Finance Advisor for China and Indonesia.

Before that Craig was in Vietnam for six years where he was the Programme Director for WWF Indochina and the Environment Advisor for the UN Development Programme. Prior to Vietnam, Craig worked for the World Bank in the environment sector of Latin America and the former Soviet Union for five years. He has more than 60 publications ranging from Plos One to the New York Times and is an avid triathlete.

The seminar is being hosted by Dr Julia Martin-Ortega.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.