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Technology for Women Empowerment: Issues and Challenges

Meera Bai M. (Author)

The book entitled ‘Technology for Women Empowerment : Issues and Challenges’ is a collection of papers presented in the two day national seminar held during 16-17 September,2011 which was funded by the SER Division, Planning Commission, New –Delhi held at the Department of Applied Economics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi-22.There are 24 papers in the collection . Different papers discussed are Disabled Women and Socio-economic Exclusion : Technology as a Barrier Breaking Tool , A Study on Self-Help Group Dynamics of Women Fisher Folk in Coastal Kerala for Technological Empowerment, Technology for Women Entrepreneurship Development in Rural India, Technology for Women Empowerment : A Study with a Focus on Kudumbasree Programme in Kerala State, Women and Empowerment : An Exploration of Income Generating Activities from Solid waste BandRain Water Harvesting Structures with the input of Science and Technology, Women Empowerment through Kudumbasree based ICT Enterprises: A Study of Kerala, Technology for Women Empowerment: A Case Study of Kudumbasree Micro Enterprises, Empowerment and Economic Mobility of Women Employees in the IT Sector in India, Digital Technologies, Gender and Social Inclusion, Rural Water Governance, Women Empowerment and Environmental Sustainability, Beneficiary Attitude and Technology Enabled Empowerrnent among Women in Fisheries, Role of Professional Organisations in Technical Women Empowerment, Biotechnological Intervention for Enhancing the Health Status of Tribal Women : Observations from Kerala, Impact on Technology on Female Employment : Evidence from Cochin Special Economic Zone, Information and communication Technology: Opportunities and Challenges for Empowerment of Women, Role of Information and Communication Technology on Women Empowerment : A Micro Level Study, Technology vs Women Employment,Health and Empowerment, Financial Inclusion through Mobile Banking and Micro Finance for Women’s Empowerment, Technology and Women Empowerment : A Legal Perspective, Gendered Technology for Women in the Informal Sector, Rural-Urban Migration : Technology Impact on the Women Migrants, Cooking Fuels, Indoor Air Pollution and Women’s Health and Women Empowerment and Livelihood Opportunities in the Marine Fisheries Sector in India.The present book will be of great use to the students and research scholars.

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About the author

Meera Bai M.

Dr. Meera Bai M. started her career as Lecturer in the year 1988 at Chhatrapathi Shahu Central Institute for Business Education and Research, Shivaji University, Kolhapr, Maharashtra. Then she joined as Lecturer at the Bharathi Dasan Government College for women, Pondicherry in the year 1991. Later in the same year she was posted as Lecturer in the Department of Applied Economics at the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi. In 1993 she was promoted to the post of Senior Lecture and was made Reader in 1998 at the same University, where she has been working now. Meera Bai is a recipient of the prestigious Indo-Greek Fellowship under the Cultural Exchange Programme between the countries of India and Greece and visited Athens, the cradle of world culture, in the year 1996. She was awarded Post Doctoral Fellowship by the NUFFIC (the Higher Education Department of the Government of the Netherlands) for Six times under the SEPTRA (MHO) Programme between the Department of Applied Economics, Cochin University of Science and Technology and the Development Research Institute (IVO), Tilburg University, the Netherlands during 1999-2005. Many are the students doing research under her guidance and more than Seven students of her have been awarded PhD. during 1998-2004. She had undertaken UGC sponsored minor project and Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) world-Bank Forestry Research Education and Extension Major Project in the yeas of 1994 and 1996 respectively. To add to her credit, Meera Bai has presented many papers at national and international seminars and more than 30 articles on timely issues based on Economics and Gender have been published in standard periodicals and magazines. Presently Meera Bai is focusing more on gender issues, convinced of its paramount importance, and this work is a clear evidence there of.

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Bibliographic information

Title Technology for Women Empowerment: Issues and Challenges
Author Meera Bai M.
Format Hardcover
Date published: 11.07.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788183875394
length xii+375p., Illustrations; 23cm.