Unit 1: Framing the Analytical Contexts: Gender Methodology and Intersectionality
- Establishing epistemological and theoretical foundations of gender and feminist research and the links to land tenure, resource policies, and mobility
- Building the capacity of young researchers to apply gender sensitive and feminist research methods
Module 1: African Feminists Epistemology
- What is feminism?
- Is there an African feminism?
- How has feminism as a concept been debated in the African continent and which role do postcolonial approaches play?
- How is African feminism linked to politics of knowledge production?
Module 2: Gender-sensitive research methodology
- What does gender-sensitive research mean?
- What is the difference between feminist, gender-sensitive and intersectional and queer research methodology?
- Are there feminist research ethics?
Module 3: Gender and Intersectionality in land research
- What is the state of the art when it comes to the inclusion of gender-sensitive/ intersectional approaches within research on land? (Could be specified to the African continent)
- What has been gained through an inclusion of intersectional and gender-sensitive approaches within land research?
- How has research on gender and land changed?
- Have they had an impact on mainstream research/ politics?
- What is still missing, where are theoretical or empirical gaps?
Module 4: Feminist and intersectional theories on resource policies.
- What are the different feminist/ intersectional and postcolonial theories relating to resources and ecology? What are they all about?
- How are theories of care linked to theories of sustainability?
- Are there emancipatory movements which link feminist approaches to sustainability? If so, where and how do they apply?