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CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research

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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 2018, the Scientific Conference and Capacity Development Workshop will be hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on their Ethiopia campus on 25 – 28th of September. Registration is now closed.

2018 Annual scientific conference and capacity development workshop

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All Events

Course: Gender Approaches to Agricultural Extension Practices (registration deadline: 27 August)

This 5-day training highlights gender equality in the agricultural sector and explores various ways of delivery of agricultural extension services in a way that improves gender-equitable service provision. The course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, research organizations and non-government organizations…

Planting Gnetum (photo credit: CIFOR / Ollivier Girard)

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

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research is hosting the webinar ‘Women’s land: Beyond “access” to rights‘ on Friday September 7. The webinar is organized in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). REGISTER FOR THIS Webinar Background For most rural households, land is the most valuable asset and the foundation for agricultural production. While a large literature exists on…

Audrey Anderson Mercy Corps (photo credit: IFPRI / J. Falik)

Policy seminar: Building resilience by fostering gender equity at the household level

While development programs today increasingly focus on promoting resilience, such efforts often hit barriers where they matter most—at the household level, where traditional gender roles can make it difficult to engage women and girls. A June 27 IFPRI panel explored some of these barriers to resilience and techniques for overcoming them, examining programs that aim to increase gender equity in household decision making.

Agnes Quisumbing of IFPRI presents at the ANH Academy Week (Photo credit: Janet Hodur/A4NH)

Discussing agency, access, and accelerometers in Accra

Over 300 researchers gathered in Accra, Ghana, from June 25-29 for the 2018 Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health (ANH) Academy Week. The week began with a lively learning lab – led by Erin Lentz, Jessica Heckert, Elena Martinez, and Sita Zougouri – on integrating gender into agriculture, nutrition, and health research, in which participants shared their gender research questions and debated the appropriate methods and…

Workshops

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

Planting Gnetum (photo credit: CIFOR / Ollivier Girard)

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

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research is hosting the webinar ‘Women’s land: Beyond “access” to rights‘ on Friday September 7. The webinar is organized in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). REGISTER FOR THIS Webinar Background For most rural households, land is the most valuable asset and the foundation for agricultural production. While a large literature exists on…

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…

CIP Rwanda Good Nutrition and Innovative Urban Farming Campaign (photo credit: CIP / H. Rutherford)

Webinar: Ensuring gender-responsive plant and animal breeding – A practical decision checklist

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted the webinar ‘Ensuring gender-responsive plant and animal breeding – A practical decision checklist’ on Thursday May 17. The webinar was organized in collaboration with the Gender and Breeding Initiative (GBI) and the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB). Webinar recording webinar recording  Click on the link (left) and enter the password: gY45A2d8…

Women participating in a Nutrition event organized by self-help groups (photo credit: A. Arrieta / IFPRI)

Webinar: Pathways from women’s group-based programs to nutrition change in South Asia

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted the webinar ‘Pathways from women’s group-based programs to nutrition change in South Asia: A conceptual framework and literature review’ on Wednesday May 9. The webinar was organized in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Webinar recording webinar recording  Click…

Women farmers in Central Asia (photo credits: N. Palmer / IWMI)

Webinar: Improving gender equity in irrigation – What approaches can improve participation and benefits for women?

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted the webinar “Improving gender equity in irrigation – What approaches can improve participation and benefits for women?” on Tuesday March 13. The webinar was organized in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE). Webinar recording Missed the webinar? webinar recording Click on the button (left) and enter the password:…