A seminar was held on how does the importance of different species change when economists consider gender concerns?(Gender Concerns When Noah Prioritizes Biodiversity) in Dhaka University,Dhaka,Bangladesh on 25 May 2013.The speaker of the seminar was David W.Martin PhD,Professor of Economics,Davidson College,Davidson,USA who is also a Fulbright-Nehru Research Scholar at Institute of Economic Growth,University of Delhi,Delhi,India.
The seminar was jointly organized by The Zoological Society of Bangladesh(ZSB) and The Department of Zoology,Dhaka University,Dhaka,Bangladesh.The seminar was chaired by Dr.Manjur A.Chowdhury,President,ZSB and it was graced by Mr.Sayed Marghub Murshed,former Secretary of the Government of Bangladesh as the chief guest.They presented valuable speech citing various aspects of biodiversity.The seminar began by the welcome address of Professor Dr.M.A.Bashar.General Secretary,ZSB ,Dr.M.Niamul Naser introduced the speaker, David W.Martin PhD,Professor of Economics,Davidson College,Davidson,USA.Vote of thanks was offered by Dr.Moksed Ali Howlader,Chairman,Department of Zoology,Dhaka University.
The abstract of the seminar has been presented below for the information of interested persons.
Because the financial commitments to preserve biodiversity fall short of what is needed,the elements of biodiversity must be prioritized so that limited funds can be used most effectively.The key issue I address here is the weaknesses of species prioritization mechanisms with respect to gender concerns. I begin by defining biodiversity,gender,and economic development.Finally,I conclude by demonstrating that the net impacts of those biases could lead to either a deflation or an inflation of the ranking for species valued by women and by discussing the implications of that complexity.