CGIAR Gender

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research

Workshops

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research supports and promotes collaborative research, knowledge sharing and capacity development on gender and  agriculture. For workshops, training, events and scientific conferences, see below.

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…

Registration open for UN Women Training: Enhance your skills as a Leader for Gender Equality and Women’s rights

The UN Women Training Centre announced the opening of registration to the course ‘Transformative Leadership: Leading for Gender Equality and Women’s Rights’. The course aims at strengthening capacities and knowledge of managers and organizational leaders to advance gender equality, women’s empowerment, and women’s rights. Registration deadline: 8 April 2018.