Catherine Bertini addresses international conferences in Australia
Catherine Bertini, professor of practice in public administration and international affairs, is in Australia to speak at several national conferences. As a panelist at the G(irls)20 Summit in Sydney, she discussed topics including companies' ability to attract and retain women; generating well paid, meaningful work for the millions of female farmers; and incentives, tools, and regulations to encourage more females to pursue agriculture.
In Canberra, Bertini spoke at the 2014 Crawford Fund Annual Parliamentary Conference on Ethics, Efficiency, and Food Security: Feeding the 9 Billion, Well. Her speech, "Effective, Efficient, Ethical Solution to Feeding 9 Billion: Invest in Women," focused on growing more food in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa where the population is increasing most rapidly. The agriculture work force in those regions consists mainly of women who are also responsible for feeding their families so support for the roles of women and girls is essential to feed growing populations.
Bertini will also speak on a panel at the National Library of Australia in Canberra for the Sixth STA Topical Science Forum. The open forum will discuss how to make more with less and how do we feed the world as the population soars? 08/26/14