CGIAR Gender

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research

Good practices

This space documents good practices via current knowledge, resources and related communities across CGIAR that are working towards better integrating gender across their research activities.

Blog posts

Open webinar on gender responsive budgeting on May 15!

The United Nations’ Women Training Centre organizes an open access webinar on the importance of gender responsive budgeting (GRB) in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. The webinar is in English and will take place on 15 May 2018 at 8:00 AM New York Time. Click to register!

African Chicken Genetic Grains gender strategy

Now available: African Chicken Genetic Gains project gender strategy

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project has released its gender strategy. The document draws attention to the integration of gender into the technical research and the day-to-day development operations of the program in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

Bioversity International’s gender research fellowship programme

The overarching goal of Bioversity International’s Gender Research Fellowship Programme was to strengthen the capacity of researchers to conduct participatory gender-responsive research in the field of forest genetic resource use and management. The knowledge generated was intended to contribute to developing conservation and management guidelines that are more equitable and effective in their outcomes. The success of the Programme was…

Related events

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…

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…