IFHE US Grant Recipient Update from the Himalayas

Title of their project: Enabling livelihoods and improved nutrition through micro solar hatchery enterprises for women empowerment and improved nutrition in villages of district Almora, Uttarakhand.

The team works for the “Institute of Himalayan Environmental Research and Education” (INHERE), Chinoni, Uttarakhand, India. The principal contact is Chinmaya Shah.

It is interesting to see the work INHERE is doing in India. You can find more information on the project here. It truly is such an honor to be able to see the work that the IFHE US grant recipients are doing across the globe.

Reminder to Save the Date: IFHE World Congress 2022

Today would have been the grand IFHE World Congress opening in Atlanta, USA. We dearly regret that we had to postpone this important event and networking opportunity for our profession.

Thanks to the committment of our host IFHE-US, we can look now forward to holding the IFHE World Congress 4-10 September 2022. Please save the date and don’t  don’t miss this global event for home economics exchange.

Registration deadlines and information regarding submission (2020 and 2022) can be found attached below or at the IFHE website: https://www.ifhe.org/events/world-congress-2022/

With kind regards
Annette and Anke (IFHE Office)


Development Fund Recipient from Pakistan


We are pleased to announce that the grant proposal project, “Pathways to Pain with Extra
Chromosome: Relations between Societal Discrimination, Parental Functioning & Child
Psychosocial Well-Being” in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) districts of Pakistan has been
selected as one of the 2020-2024 IFHE Development Fund Grant recipients. This proposal was
submitted by Prof Dr. Syeda Kaniz Fatima Haider from the Department of Human Development
and Family Studies, College of Home Economics, University of Peshawar, Pakistan,
The mission of this proposal is to help the lives of people with Down Syndrome and their
families through support, education, public awareness, and advocacy in the rural areas of the
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Districts in Pakistan.

Requests for Congress Refunds

Dear members and friends,

Please note that refund requests for the IFHE World Congress must be received by August 1, 2020.

Requests must be submitted to the Congress Co-chairs Bev Card and Janine Duncan (find their contact details at the Congress Website: http://www.cvent.com/events/ifhe-2020/event-summary-df64e24cf1f64596ad83baaa8c57e21c.aspx?tw=BF-B1-20-35-3E-35-74-67-72-63-73-71-51-71-91-8D).

Other registrations will be credited for 2022 Congress

With kind regards,
IFHE Office Bonn

Challenge to donate to climate exhibitor- IFHE World Congress

From Virginia (Ginny) Vincenti

Challenge to donate to climate exhibitor-IFHE World Congress

The Exhibit Committee of the International Federation of Home Economics (IFHE) 2020 World Congress, August 2-8 Atlanta, GA, is seeking donations to support the participation of Citizens’ Climate Lobby/Citizens’ Climate Education which works nationally and globally. Since the theme of Congress is “Sustainable Development”, we think we really need an exhibitor on climate issues and solutions.

This organization also wants to do an exhibit and 60-minute interactive workshop to help us better understand the complexities of this problem and solutions.   It has produced videos and other science-based materials and info you could use in your professional practice.

However, the cost of $1,000 is more than their budget allows. I feel strongly we need this perspective so I am challenging you to make a tax-deductible donation that I will match so that we can have access to this valuable information.  You will receive a receipt for your donation from IFHE-US.  Send your check written to IFHE-US with a memo for “climate exhibitor” to:

            Luann Boyer, IFHE-US Director of Finance

            22500 CR 21

            Fort Morgan, CO 80701 


Virginia (Ginny) Vincenti

Exciting speakers added to World Congress

The IFHE-US Executive Committee and World Congress (WC) Co-Chairs have been hard at work and are happy to share with you the Keynote- Plenary speakers that are confirmed!

Dr. Lynette Schultz, University of Alberta–Global Citizenship

Dr. Hale Ann Tufan, Cornell University–Socio-cultural/Gender insights for working with farmers

Dr. Seema Puri University of Delhi–Health Status Across the Life Course

It is going to be a wonderful experience coming up in Atlanta, GA August 2nd- 8th. Make plans now to attend!