Announced: Dr. Irene Guijt

Posted on the 4th February 2017 by Ieva

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Warwick Economics 2017 is pleased to announce that Dr. Irene Guijt, Head of Research at Oxfam, will address the audience at the event.

Dr. Irene Guijt leads Oxfam GB's Research Team, which uses evidence to influence economic, environmental, and social justice. Oxfam has been on the forefront of the fight for the poverty eradication. Its research has frequently informed and inflamed public debate, with the latest one being the global inequality report published prior to the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Before joining Oxfam GB in 2015, Irene had worked for 25 years in rural development, natural resource management, collective action, and social justice. Some of the issues addressed in her career have included girls' empowerment, inclusive business, accountable democracy, water service delivery, and youth leadership.

Irene worked at the International Institute for Environment and Development from 1990 to 1998. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University between 1996 -1998 and 2013-2015. She has also co-hosted the annual 'M&E on the Cutting Edge' series, covering themes of complexity and responsible innovation, for 6 years.

Dr. Guijt is currently a Research Associate at the Overseas Development Institute. She holds a BSc and MSc in land and water use engineering from Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands. Her PhD focused on small-scale producers in Brazil.

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