Meeting the world, the work, and colleagues in new ways: Working emergently in sustaining an online learning community
“The work of exploring how the online space could be used to support a Gender Action Learning (GAL) process involving science granting councils (SGCs) across the African continent, without the opportunity to travel and meet one another, began as an experiment. It also began with this question. ‘What will it take to nurture an intimate, active, engaged, cross-cohort online learning community’?”
“Being able to hear one another’s inner music by listening with the heart is at the centre of an embodied and decolonising practice, a practice that emphasises generosity, openness, reflexivity and ongoing self-critique.”
In early 2020, Gender at Work (G@W) was invited by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), to partner in a project to support science granting councils (SGCs) across the African continent to […]
Hélène Diéne partage son expérience de la pandémie, où elle travaillait dans une clinique COVID-19 comme assistante de recherche et tombe elle-même malade par la suite. Elle évoque ses craintes et ses incertitudes et explique comment ces expériences l’ont amenée à comprendre l’importance du genre et de l’intersectionnalité pour l’utiliser dans sa recherche doctorale sur les impacts désagrégés du COVID-19 afin d’être plus pertinente au regard du contexte.
Hélène Agnès Diéne shares her experiences during the pandemic, working in a COVID-19 clinic and later falling ill herself. She reflects on her fears and uncertainties, and how these experiences led her to understand the importance of considering gender differences in coping with illness. Learning about gender and intersectionality through her research role enabled her to realize she would use such a lens in her doctoral research on disaggregated impacts of COVID-19 to be more contextually relevant.