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Annual Scientific Conference

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosts annual scientific conferences to bring together gender scientists from across all CGIAR research programs. The aim is to share research findings, exchange knowledge, and to identify and progress on system-wide research priorities.

In 2019, the Scientific Conference and Capacity Development Workshop will be hosted by the University of Canberra on 2 – 4th of April. Registration will open on October 15 – the call for papers, posters and panels is already open!

2019 Annual scientific conference and capacity development workshop

2018 Annual scientific conference and capacity development workshop

2017 Annual Scientific Conference and Capacity Development Workshop

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Applications now open for the 2019-2020 GREAT Course!

Courses by GREAT (Gender -responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation) are intensive, cohort-based training courses for small interdisciplinary teams of researchers from leading agricultural research institutions across sub-Saharan Africa. The next GREAT course is focused on Gender-Responsive Plant Breeding, and open to interdisciplinary teams of 2-3 agricultural researchers focused on any crop. Click to find out more!

Nozomi Kawarazuka (CIP) receives her prize for the best presentation

Gender enters a new era in the agricultural research community

By Nozomi Kawarazuka, Associate Scientist (Gender), International Potato Center (CIP), Vietnam. Last month in Cali, Colombia, I presented my research study on gender and mechanization at the 18th Symposium of International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC). To my delight, out of the 70 presentations with 200 participants, I won the best presentation award. I would like to share this…

A groundnut farmer in India. New varieties developed without considering women’s needs or preferences could have a negative impact on their well-being. (photo credit: ICRISAT)

The right tools for the job: enabling breeding programs to be gender-responsive

Over the past few decades, gender initiatives across CGIAR have created broad awareness among scientists about the need to consider the impact of new agricultural technologies on both men and women. However, even with this heightened awareness, breeding programs typically ask questions about the gender impact of a new plant variety or animal breed only in the final stages of…

COP24: green, gender focus, as UN’s crucial climate change conference gets underway

COP24, the two-week 24th conference of the parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), started on Sunday in Katowice, Poland, with a special focus on carbon neutrality and gender equality. Parties, observers and the Convention Secretariat will showcase the measures they have taken to date on the UNFCCC Gender Action Plan (GAP) that aims to mainstream of gender into…

10 years of African Women in Agricultural Research for Development (AWARD) to celebrate!

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is marking a decade since its founding. For this milestone AWARD will be bringing together actors in agricultural research and development to discuss gains made in advancing inclusive agricultural research and how to accelerate these, at a one-day event on November 29, 2018. See also recently released videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il2IkcocCXA

Workshops

A groundnut farmer in India. New varieties developed without considering women’s needs or preferences could have a negative impact on their well-being. (photo credit: ICRISAT)

The right tools for the job: enabling breeding programs to be gender-responsive

Over the past few decades, gender initiatives across CGIAR have created broad awareness among scientists about the need to consider the impact of new agricultural technologies on both men and women. However, even with this heightened awareness, breeding programs typically ask questions about the gender impact of a new plant variety or animal breed only in the final stages of…

GRIT training, with Eileen Nchanji first from left (photo credit: GRIT)

GRIT 2018: Did I meet my objective?

By Eileen Nchanji (International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Nairobi, Kenya) After joining the CIAT/PABRA (Center for International Tropical Agriculture/Pan African Bean Alliance), I was on the lookout for collaborations with gender scientists, especially from CGIAR. However, I was not successful. Last month, I received an invitation to attend the third Gender Research and Integrated Training (GRIT) workshop with gender and…

Intersectionality (image credit IWDA)

Complexity of intersectionality: relevance to African research

By Eileen Nchanji (International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Nairobi, Kenya), Lilian Nkengla (International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics, Bamako, Mali) and Susan Ajambo (Bioversity Internationa, Kampala, Uganda). One of the courses we were taught during the Gender Research and Integrated Training (GRIT) workshop focused on intersectionality. As the course went on we realised that the society and institution we…

Unpacking masculinities workshop IWMI (photo credit: WLE)

Why we need to discuss masculinity in the water sector

In the development sector, including water, gender is generally misunderstood as ‘by women and for women.’ Similarly, gender equality can sometimes be perceived as something to be achieved through fixed quota systems in user associations. Conversations about cultural and social structures that privilege ‘masculine’ qualities over ‘feminine’ ones are rarely brought into the equation. The question needs to be asked…

GRIT training (photo credit: E. Nchanji)

Connecting social and natural sciences: GRIT experiences from the field

By Eileen Nchanji (International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Nairobi, Kenya), Lilian Nkengla (International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics, Bamako, Mali) and Susan Ajambo (Bioversity Internationa, Kampala, Uganda). The Gender Research and Integrated Training (GRIT) program is a three-year collaborative program between Pennsylvania State University and CGIAR. This collaboration has led to various training courses aiming to see interdisciplinary teams…

Webinars

Milk bar at Maai Mahiu, Kenya (photo credit: North Star Alliance)

Webinar: Gendered barriers and opportunities in milk trading in peri-urban Nairobi

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research is hosting the webinar ‘Gendered barriers and opportunities in milk trading in peri-urban Nairobi‘ on Monday December 17 (3.00-4.30pm CET). The webinar is organized in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR Background and purpose of this webinar…

Nepali man with Peter Cronkleton's partner (photo credit: Carol J. Pierce Colfer, CIFOR/Cornell)

Webinar: Making sense of ‘intersectionality’

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted the webinar ‘Making sense of ‘intersectionality’‘ on Thursday November 15 (3.00-4.30pm CET). The webinar was organized in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Webinar recording WEBINAR RECORDING Click on the link (left) and enter the password: mHqiZkM7   Background There is an increasing recognition within applied agriculture and natural…

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Webinar: Can micronutrient training create women’s demand for high-zinc rice? The case of Bangladesh

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted the webinar ‘Can micronutrient training create women’s demand for high-zinc rice? The case of Bangladesh‘ on Friday October 19 (11am-12.30pm CEST). The webinar was organized in collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Webinar recording WEBINAR RECORDING Click on the link (left) and enter the password: aQhDJjJ8 Presentation Can micronutrient training create women’s demand for…

Planting Gnetum (photo credit: CIFOR / Ollivier Girard)

Webinar: ‘Women’s land: Beyond “access” to rights’

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted the webinar ‘Women’s land: Beyond “access” to rights‘ on Friday September 7. The webinar was organized in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Webinar recording Click on the link (left) and enter the password: xE8gqZW7 Presentation Women’s land rights as a pathway to poverty reduction: A framework and review of available evidence from…

Nepalese woman (photo credit: M. Elias)

Webinar: GENNOVATE, a qualitative comparative study on gender norms and agency in agricultural and environmental innovation – Study concepts and methodology

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted the webinar ‘GENNOVATE, a qualitative comparative study on gender norms and agency in agricultural and environmental innovation – Study concepts and methodology’ on Thursday July 12. The webinar was organized in collaboration with Bioversity International and GENNOVATE. A follow-up webinar will be organized over a few months. Watch our webinars page for more information! Webinar…