Undercurrents: New Approaches to Peace Building, and Gender-Inclusive Growth at the G20

Agnes speaks with Alistair Burt MP about the UK government’s new approaches to resolving armed conflicts, while Ben and Agnes jointly interview Stephane Dubois and Roxanne Bildan about the Gender and Growth Initiative.

Audio Published 4 July 2018 Updated 6 October 2020 61 minute listen

Alistair Burt MP is Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. In a recent speech at Chatham House he launched a new report from the government’s Stabilisation Unit on new approaches to resolving armed conflicts.

Drawing on examples from conflicts as diverse as Libya and Colombia, the report explores how deal making and peace building can reduce conflicts around the world. Agnes spoke with Alistair after the speech to find out more.

Despite the success and acclaim garnered by movements such as Time’s Up and #MeToo, women’s access to the global economy is still a major issue.

From gender pay gaps to the lack of affordable childcare, in the majority of countries women are still greatly disadvantaged. The Gender and Growth Initiative at Chatham House seeks to develop policies for combating these problems.

In their first joint interview Agnes and Ben caught up with Stephane Dubois and Roxanne Bildan to discuss how the initiative is working with the G20 to drive change in this area.

Watch the speech and learn more about the 2018 International Policy Forum on Gender-Inclusive Growth

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