A Portal to Macro-Level Economics through the Lens of African Feminists
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The Nawi - Afrifem Macroeconomics Collective will in December launch a repository of all forms of written and spoken knowledge by African women on economic issues, with a focus on African feminist thought in particular. This session will provide a space to share the idea and cross-learn across and between regions.
The Nawi - Afrifem Macroeconomics Collective will in December launch a repository of all forms of written and spoken knowledge by African women on economic issues, with a focus on African feminist thought in particular. To be developed as a comprehensive, multi-themed annotated bibliography, it will pull together in one place the work of African women from across different fields that have written on economic issues in one form or another, from academic pieces found in journals and anthologies, to Internet articles on popular sites, activist platforms, personal blogs, podcasts and other media. Short annotations will accompany each entry, along with direct open access links wherever available. The platform will also collate as many video and audio knowledge resources available by African women on economic issues. The initial collated annotated bibliography will be arranged across sub-themes - including but not limited to Agricultural policy, financialisation, women’s labour and more.
The proposed platform will be first of its kind to offer an immediate entry point to easily locate and draw on the work of African women in this area. Such visibility is a critical step towards ensuring currently marginalised voices and data sources are more likely to influence the wider works of scholars as well as policy and decision makers. The platform will also act as a space where a community of African women working on these issues can find each other’s contributions and further build and develop rigorous, comprehensive responses that both effectively challenge and offer viable alternatives to the dominant economic orthodoxies. It is hoped that the platform itself will generate the impetus for the development of further work on the issues, creating a form of knowledge activism in its own right.
This session will provide a space to share the idea and cross learn across and between regions.