Aims to be a center of excellence in gender and development studies by integrating gender equality as a key intellectual perspective and ethical concern in sustainable development.
Gender and Development Studies (GDS) develops scholars, analysts and practitioners who can integrate gender approaches in to development planning and management, and conduct original gender and development-related research for advancing development goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals, globally and in Asia. As an academic arm of community-based efforts for gender equality and for the advancement of rights and inclusion of women and individuals of all sexual orientation and gender identity expression, GDS aims to be a center of excellence in gender and development studies by integrating gender equality as a key intellectual perspective and ethical concern in sustainable development.
The Vision of GDS is to be center of excellence in Gender and Development Studies in the Asian region that:
By functioning as an academic arm of community-based efforts for the advancement of women, equity-based sustainable development and poverty alleviation, GDS aims to work as a regional center of excellence in the field of gender, technology and development studies, and to integrate gender as a key intellectual perspective and ethical concern in AIT as well. This is to be achieved by:
GDS has a wide network in the region and offers student exchange as well as internship opportunities
Gender and environment, Development planning/management, Globalization, Employment, Health, Politics/human rights, Technologies, Development communication, Migration, Gender-based violence, Gender main- streaming, Masculinities, etc.
UN organizations: UNDP, UN Women, ILO, ADB; International NGOs: Oxfam, Care International; Academic Institutions; Government organizations: Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs
Kusakabe, Kyoko (2020) “Migrant workers and childcare at the place of destination: An overview of issues in the Mekong Region, South East Asia”, in Shirlena Huang and Kanchana N. Ruwanpura (eds.) Handbook on gender in Asia, International Handbooks on Gender series, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham UK and Northampton MA, USA, 360-373.
Kusakabe, Kyoko, Sok Serey and Methinee Phoovatis (2020) “Study on demographic change in fishing communities in Cambodia and Thailand”, in Siar, S.V. and Kusakabe, K. (eds) Demographic change in Asian fishing communities – drivers, outcomes and potential impacts, FAO: Bangkok, 37-84.
Kusakabe, Kyoko (2017) “Street vending in Phnom Penh: Flourishing but invisible” in Simon Springer and Katherine Brickell (eds) Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia, Routledge, 257-268.
Lund, Ragnhild, Kyoko Kusakabe, Nitya Rao and Nireka Weeratunge (eds) (2020) Fisherfolk in Cambodia, India and Sri Lanka: Migration, gender and well-being, Routledge.
Siar, Suzana and Kyoko Kusakabe (eds) (2020) Demographic change in Asian fishing communities: Drivers, outcomes and potential impacts, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Bangkok.
Veena N. and Kyoko Kusakabe (2018) Into the light: Young female migrant workers in Thailand’s seafood sector and their access to decent work, Plan International.
Kusakabe, Kyoko, Khamnuan Kheuntha, Raksa Sok, Apimuk Wichasorn, Thanchanok Khawngoenyuang, Veena N. (2018) Labour migration and human trafficking: An analysis of laws, regulations and policies in Thailand and Cambodia, GVC South East Asia and GVC Italy, Cambodia.
Gopal, Nikita, Holly M. Hapke, Kyoko Kusakabe, Surendran Rajaratnam, Meryl J. Williams (2020) “Expanding the horizons for women in fisheries and aquaculture”, Gender, technology and Development
Venkatesh, Anitha, Kyoko Kusakabe and Veena N. (2020) “Indigenous people’s response to the ban on use of forest resources in South India: a gender analysis of governmobility”, Environment, Development and Sustainability 22, 1489-1504.
Gopal, Nikita, Meryl Williams, Siri Gerrard, Susana Siar, Kyoko Kusakabe, Louis Lebel, Holly Hapke, Marilyn Porter, Anne Coles, Natahsa Stacey and Ram Bhujel (2017) “Guest Editorial: Engendering Security in Fisheries and Aquaculture”, Gender in aquaculture and fisheries: Engendering security in fisheries and aquaculture, Asian Fisheries Science, Special issue 30S, 1-30.
Gender, Technology and Development (GTD) Journal
Gender, Technology and Development is an international, multi-disciplinary, refereed journal serving as a forum for exploring and examining the linkages among changing gender relations, technological change and developing societies. The diverse perspectives of the Asian region are the focus of discussion, while dialogues along East-West and North-South lines are also an important aspect of the journal. The overwhelming changes brought about in our lives by the power of technology only serve to emphasize the need for a cutting-edge journal that focuses on the interface of gender, technology and development. This journal serves this crucial niche, thereby bringing issues of future concern to light and highlighting issues that deserve thought and concern in all fora.
The journal, started in the year 1997, is based in the Gender and Development Studies, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. It was published by Sage Publications between 1997 and 2016, and since 2017 by Taylor and Francis (Routledge). NORAD/NMFA has supported the journal for many years as well as the Rockefeller Foundation, USA, and this support is gratefully acknowledged.
Multidisciplinary in nature, Gender, Technology and Development links the activities of women and men to institutions or governments, on the basis of technology, social relations and management. It develops the theory and practice of gender and technological development and defines policy and programs in their political, economic and social contexts. Gender, Technology and Development invites valuable contributions to this field of ever growing importance which the journal, with great pleasure, is committed to bring to the knowledge of the vast academic world. Over the years, the journal has pursued the following aims:
Gender, Technology and Development (GTD) has become an important tool for the dissemination of practice-oriented research on gender, technology and development. The total number of articles submitted to GTD had tripled between 2004 and 2013. During the last five years, the full-text downloads have increased dramatically, from 3,591 in 2006 to over 20,000 in 2013. The journal has achieved a Number 2 rank among Norwegian universities in 2012, which is the highest rank of excellence appointed to internationally refereed journals in Norway. The journal is now indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). The gains made by the GTD journal, continue to project Gender and Development Studies field in AIT as a regional center of scholarship in gender and development in Asia. It is our view that the strengths of the journal should be sustained and strengthened.
The internationally-based members of the present editorial team of the journal are as follows:
Prof. Yukari Sawada, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan;
Dr. Rebecca Elmhirst, University of Brighton, UK;
Dr. Joy Clancy, Twente Centre for Studies in Technology and Sustainable Development, Netherlands.
Dr. Kyoko Kusakabe, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand;
Dr. Philippe Doneys, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand;
Dr. Joyee Chatterjee, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.
Dr. Bernadette Resurreccion, Stockholm Environment Institute, Thailand;
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