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Want to know what’s going on among platform members? Below you will find the latest news. To know more contact genderplatform@cgiar.org.

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Improving the livelihoods and wellbeing of women fish retailers: Success stories from the STREAMS project in Egypt

In this booklet women fish retailers describe the impacts of the market interventions of the Sustainable Transformation of Egypt’s Aquaculture Market System (STREAMS) project on their own wellbeing and on the wider community. The STREAMS project is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and led by WorldFish through the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH), in…

New case studies are powerful examples of gender-responsive plant and animal breeding

The CGIAR Gender and Breeding Initiative recently published the ‘State of the Knowledge for Gender in Breeding: Case Studies for Practitioners‘. This working document presents 10 cases that emphasize the point that considering gender in breeding program design, working with women in the breeding process, and acting on these findings can have dramatic consequences on breeding programs. Click to find out…

Researchers and partners discuss progress on the project-level WEAI

In this soft launch event of the project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI), researchers had the opportunity to present the tool to practitioners in the field, and explore opportunities for partnership and further development. The WEAI team received valuable feedback to further improve the pro-WEAI for practitioners. For more information about the soft launch as well as the (pro-)…

Bangladeshi women (photo credit: IFPRI)

Opinion: Where is the standardized measure of women’s empowerment?

Devex published an op-ed by Greg Seymour (International Food Policy Research Institute) who detailed the recent surge in representing measures of empowerment, particularly women’s empowerment, in research. Seymour details new research examining measurement concepts around standard-decision making indicators from case studies in Ghana and Bangladesh. Results indicate that decision-making depends on who you are asking, which decision is being made, and if couples…

Blog: How two agricultural development projects boosted women’s empowerment

In this blog post, researchers at the Inter-American Development Bank talk about their experiences with the new project level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (Pro-WEAI). They do so by sharing the results of two projects in which they used the pro-WEAI to assess the project’s impact on women’s empowerment.

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…

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Consultant – gender responsive climate resilient solutions in Africa (deadline: 15 November)

The aim of this consultancy is to: assess the current situation for women and men in the country in relation to the impacts of climate change, identify gaps and opportunities in the country to promote gender equality, and research and identify case studies and best practice for gender equality, climate resilience and sustainable development. The case studies should identify key…

Tackling barriers to women’s participation in soybean value chains

With the recognition that effective integration of gender issues in breeding and scaling out seed systems program will help in improving food security, livelihoods and community well-being, a new study, undertaken as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals, aims to understand the role of gender and identify potential barriers for men’s and women’s participation along…

Designing gender-sensitive and climate-smart technologies: a must for the future of Guatemalan agriculture

On October 11th researchers from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), together with the Climate Change and Gender units of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food of Guatemala (MAGA, in its Spanish acronym), organized a workshop. The aim was to strengthen the capacities of national actors for the formulation and implementation of climate-smart agricultural technologies programs with a gender…

Vacancies

WUSC-EUMC

Consultant – gender responsive climate resilient solutions in Africa (deadline: 15 November)

The aim of this consultancy is to: assess the current situation for women and men in the country in relation to the impacts of climate change, identify gaps and opportunities in the country to promote gender equality, and research and identify case studies and best practice for gender equality, climate resilience and sustainable development. The case studies should identify key…

Global gender advisor vacancy (closing date: 2 November 2018)

SNV, a Dutch not-for-profit international development organisation working in agriculture, energy, and water, sanitation & hygiene, is looking for a global gender advisor. The gender advisor will promote and strengthen the inclusion and mainstreaming of gender issues in SNV programs and projects, and develop SNVs institutional capacity to address issues of gender mainstreaming, economic empowerment and social inclusion.

Secondment opportunity for an associate gender research program manager

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is seeking a secondment to the new position of Associate Research Program Manager (ARPM): Gender. The position is open to Australian residents and will be based in Canberra, requiring considerable international travel. Interested? Click to find out more about the vacancy!

Senior gender specialist vacancy at IITA

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) seeks to recruit a Senior Gender Specialist to provide strategic leadership, develop capacities, and undertake gender mainstreaming and research in its various programs. Duty station: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Vacancy open until filled.

AWARD Pan-African Fellowships: Call for applications is open (closing date: 8 October)

The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellowship is a career development program initiated in 2008 to strengthen and sharpen the research and leadership skills of African women in agricultural science, empowering them to contribute more effectively to accelerating agricultural gains in Africa. The call for applications for the second round of the AWARD Pan-African Fellowship, which will commence…

Tanager seeks a Team Leader, Nutrition expert and a Gender expert (closing date: 15 September)

Tanager is seeking a Team Leader, Nutrition Expert, and Gender Expert for the Impacting Gender & Nutrition through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture (IGNITE) project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This 5-year project will improve household nutrition and women’s empowerment by strengthening African institutions’ ability to integrate nutrition and gender in agriculture interventions and business practices.

International Livestock Research Institute vacancy: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Climate Change Scenarios for Livestock Systems (closing date: 25 August 2018)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a post-doctoral research fellow to lead work that explores possible future livestock development pathways in three focus countries (Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya). The post-doc will identify the key future drivers influencing livestock systems and analyse the effects of alternative livestock development pathways on local contexts with respect to gender issues, water…