Jonny Casey Gender Equality and Technology Innovation

Jonny leads the organisation's efforts to mainstream gender across its work, and supports the organisation's policy advocacy on Technology Justice. Jonny is leading a pioneering research project, Technology and the Future of Work, with WIEGO and the Rockefeller Foundation, and supports the team's work on post-2015 global processes.

Jonny is a graduate of Lancaster University and Linnaeus University, has conducted rural livelihoods research into primary school dropout rates in Mozambique, and previously worked on outreach projects with disadvantaged children and institutional carbon management strategies.

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  • Skeletons, Castles, and Closets – a reflection on technology negotiations at SB46
    Over the last 2 weeks, national government delegations, civil society organisations, and members of the private sector convened in Bonn, Germany for the inter-sessional meetings of the UNFCCC COP – the annual winter meeting where climate change actions are negotiated. On the agenda during this session, known as SB46, were two matters relating to the role of technologies in climate action, covering mitigation, adaptation, and ‘loss and damage’ activities. The Technology Framework The purpose of this is to provide new […]
  • Can agroecology disrupt agriculture to achieve the SDGs?
    Agriculture is back in the spotlight of development efforts, and is seen as central to achieving many of the interdependent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and achieving the mitigation and adaptation targets of the Paris Agreement on climate change. With the global population expected to grow to over 9 billion by 2050, coupled with the negative impacts of climate change on agricultural production, a serious strain is being placed on the sector. This is exacerbated by the concentration of extreme poverty […]
  • Youth driving transformation of African agriculture
    On 16th and 17th February, the MasterCard Foundation will host the Young Africa Works Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, to address the opportunities for empowering young people to drive transformational change in African agriculture. Practical Action will be there to share evidence from its work of how technologies – from MP3 podcasts, to solar irrigation systems – can support young people to lead productive lives in agricultural areas, and move towards more sustainable, resilient farming. Education drives social change Significant improvements […]
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