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UN Women SDG monitoring report "TURNING PROMISES INTO ACTION: GENDER EQUALITY IN THE 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT"

UN Women’s 2018 flagship report on gender and the SDGs: What’s in it for gender researchers?

The UN Women’s 2018 flagship report on gender and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offers a framework to monitor each of the 17 goals of the SDGs from a gender perspective, and takes stock of that performance to date. In this short blog post series, Bimbika Sijapati Basnett (Gender Coordinator for the Center for International Forestry Research – CIFOR) analyzes this…

The making of a decision: Women’s voice in the management of cocoa in coastal Ecuador

In this conference paper, Trent Blare (World Agroforestry Center) and Pilar Useche (University of Florida) describe how and why households are more likely to manage agroforestry parcels when women are wealthier, receive welfare payments and are willing to pay more for ecological services. The authors conclude that interventions to strengthen women’s economic position by granting them equal property and inheritance…

Improving women’s access to climate information services will improve their ability to adapt to climate risks

This blog from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) outlines the main findings of their recent study on gender and climate risk management in Ghana. It reveals that the design of climate information systems must consider gender-specific needs, including by exploring various dissemination channels that address the constraints experienced by women, to ensure the development…

The gendered effects of corporate logging in the Solomon Islands

Logging in Solomon Islands is openly deemed unsustainable, with round-log exports doomed to decline if the present production rate – which is 11 times the sustainable yield – continues. This blog by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) explains how and why women are among the most afflicted by this malpractice, in ways ranging from food and water insecurity…

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…

Blog: Identifying challenges and constraints experienced by women smallholder farmers in northern Ghana

The Feed the Future Soybean Innovation Lab’s Socioeconomic and Gender Equity Research team explores how gender-based inequalities and constraints impact smallholder farmers’ productivity. They developed an adapted version of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index called WEAI+, that includes a module focused on soybean production. In this blog, Rosemary Keane describes the results of a study that piloted the WEAI+ among smallholder farmers…

Weather forecasts for all: Improving access to weather information for women and ethnic minorities

As climate change reshapes weather patterns, forecasting helps smallholder farmers protect themselves and their farms against erratic weather. Smallholder farmers, however, especially women and ethnic minorities, are often unable to fully access and make use of meteorological data. In this interview Tam Thi Le, a research assistant with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) explains about the ongoing project in Vietnam’s…

Vacancies

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…

IDRC fellowship: Agriculture and Food Security (deadline: 5 September 2018)

The Agriculture and Food Security (AFS) program of the International Development Research Center (IDRC) is looking for a research award recipient to conduct research on emerging critical trends in the agricultural sector within the context of increased productivity and reduction of post-harvest loss, rural economic development, improved food and nutrition security, and the empowerment of women. The research will contribute…

International Food Policy Research Institute position: Research Analyst I/II (open until filled)

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Research Analyst I or Research Analyst II in its Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division (PHND). This is a two-year, exempt, fixed-term, renewable appointment. The position will be based in Washington, DC, with travel overseas. Final position title will be based on experience.  The successful candidate will work…

Call for Applications: AIMS small research grants in climate change science (closing date: 30 July 2018)

The Research Department of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has opened a call for applications for its AIMS Small Research Grants in Climate Change Science program. These grants will support projects that make substantive use of mathematical concepts to provide solutions to climate change issues in Africa. Projects will be supported for a period of 6 to 12…