Join CID for our Road to GEM

Harvard University’s Center for International Development hosts important conversations with practitioners, researchers, and change-makers during the months leading up to the annual Global Empowerment Meeting (GEM). The focus of GEM24 is gender, with a particular focus on the barriers women and girls in developing countries face. 

Road to GEM programming provides opportunities to learn from leaders on the front lines of gender-related work in developing countries. All events are open to the public.

Road to GEM events
Watch the recordings of CID's Road to GEM24 events on our YouTube channel

Road to GEM Podcast Series



Road to GEM on CID Voices


Empowering Women as the Key for Prosperity

As future policymakers and international program designers, I have to ask: how can we push the envelope to lift up women and create a more equal world? Beyond just checking boxes and requiring gender-based quotas, how do we ensure programs incorporate women’s lived experiences and voices?

Harvard Faculty are Breaking Down Barriers for Women and Girls in Developing Countries

With decades of research specific to issues of gender inequality, the individuals highlighted here are just a few of the Harvard faculty who are changing the circumstances for, and bringing understanding and hope to, women and girls in developing countries around the world.