Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
Digital Competence Centre
your one-stop for research IT and data
Digital Competence Centre

NWO grant of 2 million for Robert Lensink

18 June 2021
Robert Lensink
Robert Lensink

Professor Robert Lensink has received a NWO grant of 2 milllion for his research project “Improving food and nutrition security by enhancing women’s empowerment”. This project gives new insights in different Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), which were set up by the United Nations. Lensinks research will focus on Bangladesh and Ethiopia.

Food and nutrition security

The empowerment of women affects household food security, the diversity of diets and also the Body Mass Index (BMI) of women themselves. But women's empowerment has many sides and not all of these sides contribute to better nutrition. Within this project, researchers analyze the ways in which women's empowerment can influence food security and contribute to achieving SDG 2: no hunger.

This study is innovative because it provides a new framework for research into the relationship between women's empowerment and food and nutrition security. In addition, this is also the first study in which a combination of conventional economic interventions is tested against newly developed modules that focus on both psychological barriers and gender norms.

Lensink: “I am very much looking forward to cooperate with project partners from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Germany (Passau), and UG/UMCG to help improve food security and women empowerment in developing economies with this multidisciplinary project.”

Together with two other projects that received grants within the NWA (National Science Agenda) programme, Lensink will also participate in the “Knowledge Brokering and Synthesis”project. This cross-programme project aims to synthesize and share the insights gained from the three projects with a wide audience of policy makers, development workers, academics and other relevant stakeholders.

For more information, please contact professor Robert Lensink.

Last modified:01 February 2023 4.20 p.m.
View this page in: Nederlands

More news

  • 27 May 2024

    Four honorary doctorates awarded by the UG

    On Friday, 24 May, the UG awarded four honorary doctorates to Dr Kate Crawford, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Gerrit Hiemstra and Prof. Mariana Mazzucato. The presentation took place in the Aula of the Academy Building and was part of the university's...

  • 08 May 2024

    Juliette de Wit, Femke Cnossen and Maite Laméris receive YAG grant

    Juliette de Wit, Femke Cnossen and Maite Laméris have received a YAG Grant of € 6,000 for an interdisciplinary project on the long-lasting socio-economic consequences of the ‘Arbeitseinsatz’ in the Netherlands. The grant enables them to explore...

  • 02 May 2024

    Johan Remkes te gast in podcast Leiderschap in Onzekere Tijden Live

    Oud-minister en oud-informateur Johan Remkes is op 15 mei te gast in de Podcast Leiderschap In Onzekere Tijden. In de liveopname van de podcastaflevering gaat hij met FEB-hoogleraren Janka Stoker en Harry Garretsen in gesprek over de huidige...