Prof. Nimfa L. Bracamonte, Ph.D., faculty member of the Department of Sociology, joined the project “Assessing Development: Designing Better Indices of Poverty and Gender Equity” of The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics of the Australian National University (ANU) in Acton, Australia.
As part of the ARC-linkage grant, the project held March 28 – 30, 2010 at the ANU, involved a Methodology Workshop that leveled off goals, ethics, design of the study, and other operational issues.
Phase I of a three-phase program defined the dimensions of poverty and gender inequity using these definitions to develop better indices for poverty and gender inequity.
Comprising the Philippine team were three field researchers from Luzon (UP Baguio), Visayas (UP Cebu), and Mindanao (MSU-IIT). This team joined 14 others – two each from Fiji and Indonesia, and the rest who were connected with ANU and the different agencies in Australia.
The workshop was participated in by prominent personalities including Dr. Thomas Pogge and Dr. Alison Jaggar, both based in USA, who interacted with the participants through Skype, the on-line chat facility.
Participation in this international research endeavor opened opportunities for linkages with some ANU faculty and Australian-based development partners such as the International Women and Development Agency.
Photo caption: Nimfa L. Bracamonte, Ph.D. (third from the right) and some of her fellow participants from USA, Thailand, and the Philippines during the Methodology Workshop on March 28 – 30, 2010 at the Australian National University in Acton, Australia.