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VC Learning Event Video Interview: Ruth Campbell and Caren Grown on gender and culture in market systems

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In this video, Ruth Campbell interviews Caren Grown on why social dimensions matter for value chain development programs. This video was shown during the "Understanding Gender and Culture in Market Systems" session at the February 7-8, 2012 USAID Learning Event, "Meeting the Challenges of Value Chain Development." Read more about the session and check out the related resources here »


Bio: Ruth Campbell, ACDI/VOCA

Ruth Campbell is an enterprise development specialist with 17 years of experience in program design and management, market systems and value chain development, gender issues, monitoring and evaluation, and emergency programming. In her current position as Managing Director of ACDI/VOCA’s Enterprise Development and Competitiveness portfolio, she serves as chief of party for the global Accelerated Microenterprise Advancement Project–Business Development Services (AMAP-BDS) and oversees programs in Ecuador, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Lebanon, Liberia, Kenya, Paraguay and Sri Lanka. Previously, Campbell was chief of party for an agribusiness technical assistance project in Mozambique. Prior to this, she established feeding programs for internally displaced people in Sierra Leone, was responsible for the logistics of a demobilization camp in Angola, and worked in refugee repatriation and mine awareness programs in the Caucasus. She holds a Masters Degree in rural development from the University of London and a Bachelors Degree from Cambridge University.

Bio: Caren Grown, USAID Bureau of Policy, Planning, and Learning

Caren Grown is Senior Gender Advisor in the Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning, where she leads USAID’s efforts to integrate gender equality and female empowerment throughout the agency’s policies and programs. Dr. Grown is on leave as Economist-In-Residence at American University, where she also co-directed the Program on Gender Analysis in Economics. Formerly, she was Senior Scholar and Co-Director of the Gender Equality and Economy Program at The Levy Economics Institute at Bard College and Director of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Governance team at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). She is the author of several books on gender issues in trade, public finance, and development, and her articles have appeared in World Development, Journal of International Development, Feminist Economics, Health Policy and Planning, and The Lancet.