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How connecting capabilities can challenge inequalities in gender, education and COVID | RFTRW S05E04

26 October 2020

Professor Elaine Unterhalter joins our podcast to discuss gender equality in education in Africa and beyond with Dr Humera Iqbal.

Professor Elaine Unterhalter, Research for the Real World podcast

Elaine Unterhalter, Professor of Education and International Development

We begin by hearing about Professor Unterhalter’s fascinating personal and academic journey, raised in an activist family in apartheid South Africa, working with the ANC (African National Congress) and forming a vision of the country post-apartheid through the lens of education, and through to her current role at UCL.

Professor Unterhalter’s current research focuses on the ‘capability approach’, a conceptual framework developed by Professor Amartya Sen. We also hear about how this can be applied to address concerns facing education and international development, as well as how we can understand the policy challenges arising from COVID-19 drawing on the approach’s core concepts.

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