AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023

Nitya Rao
Professor, Gender and Development


University of Easy Anglia


Nitya Rao is Professor, Gender and Development at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom. She has worked extensively as a researcher and advocate in the field of women’s rights to land, employment and education for over three decades. She has done fine-grained research on households and intra-household dynamics in these contexts to draw out implications for gendered wellbeing, empowerment and justice, with a particular focus on food, nutrition and health security. She has published extensively on these themes in international peer-reviewed journals and books. She has consistently engaged with policy and practice, at both the global and local levels. She is currently a member of the Steering Group of the High-Level Panel of Experts to the Global Commission on Food Security.