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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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Working paper: A typology analysis of agricultural empowerment profiles in rural Egypt with a particular focus on women

This study examines the extent of empowerment for different types of women in Egypt’s Old and New Lands (Noubariya and Kafr Shiekh). Research conducted in the past three decades in Latin America, India, and sub-Saharan Africa shows that land access empowers women in their ability to produce food, to participate in public life, as well as in household decision-making. However, relatively…

How women are unlocking the potential of maize in Mayurbhanj, India

This blog post by Sujata Ganguly, posted on the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) tells the story of a group of women in Odisha, India who were the first in their community to decide to grow maize. It shows how they were successful in cultivate the crop in the face of uncertainty and limited access to land.

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…

Gender in the jungle: a critical assessment of women and gender in current (2014–2016) forestry research

The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) just published this overview of women and gender issues in recent forestry research. Despite women’s crucial contributions to agroforestry and the persistent call for mainstreaming gender in sustainable development, the authors found that women and gender concerns are still largely absent or inadequately addressed in forestry research published in scientific journals.

From working in the wheat field to managing wheat: women innovators in Nepal

This recent paper shows how women in Nepal are increasingly taking control over decision-making in wheat production due to various causes including male outmigration, non-governmental organization work on promoting women’s equality which has developed women’s confidence, individual support from extension agents and strong cooperation between women to foster each other’s ‘innovation journeys’. This article provides recommendations for researchers, rural advisory services…

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…

Documentary: Gender in coffee

Watch this original documentary film about what gender equity means for a coffee family, businesses and drinkers in Central and North America. Created by Xavier Hamon & Hannah Stapleton.

Applications open for the new fellowship for Early Career Women Scientists

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is now officially accepting applications the Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) fellowships. This fellowship is a prestigious award of up to USD 50,000 provided by Canada’s IDRC/CRDI, and is offered to women scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)…

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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…

Applications open for the new fellowship for Early Career Women Scientists

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is now officially accepting applications the Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) fellowships. This fellowship is a prestigious award of up to USD 50,000 provided by Canada’s IDRC/CRDI, and is offered to women scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)…

Research Analyist I/II vacancy with the International Food Policy Research Institute (open until filled)

The International Food Policy Research Institute seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Research Analyst I or Research Analyst II in its Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division to work on several research projects, including impact evaluation projects involving household survey data collection and analysis. The position will be based in Washington, DC, with travel overseas, and is a two-year, exempt, fixed-term,…

World Poultry Foundation is seeking a Nigerian gender and nutrition professional

The World Poultry Foundation (WPF) is looking for a Nigerian gender and nutrition specialist to provide 15 days/month of support on their in-country activities. This position will work closely with the WPF senior staff to facilitate and oversee projects and programs that are critical to the ultimate objective of improving lives through the production and consumption of poultry, while empowering smallholder…

Research analyst vacancy with IFPRI (position open until filled)

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is looking for a Research Analyst for its Spatial Data and Analytics (SDA) team within the Environment and Production Technology Division. The Research Analyst will work on various projects, including Gender-sensitive, Climate-resilient Agriculture for Nutrition (GCAN), Africa Research In Sustainable Intensification for the Next Generation (Africa RISING) and the International Dietary Data Expansion (INDDEX).

Call for proposals for ALIGN’s Convening Fund (closing date: 28 June)

The Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN) project of the Oversees Development Institute (ODI) is currently accepting applications for its Convening Fund. This fund supports convenings that help advance learning and promote debates on gender norms and norm change, and encourage relationship-building by enabling researchers and thought leaders to connect and collaborate. The deadline for submitting applications is…

Development and value chain associate scientist vacancy (closing date: June 8)

The International Potato Center (CIP) is looking for a creative and enthusiastic Development and Value Chain Associate Scientist who can contribute understanding and using the potential of potato markets and market-based interventions to reduce rural poverty in Assam, India. Candidates with experience in gender relations and consumer-oriented research, including nutrition, will be prioritized. Click to learn more!