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Gender matters in Forest Landscape Restoration: A framework for design and evaluation (Image credit: CIFOR)

A framework for design and evaluation of gender in forest landscape restoration

The 12-page framework means to ensure that women and men have equal voice and influence in strategic decisions related to forest landscape restoration (FLR) such as the choice of restoration areas, stakeholders involved in governance, priority species to monitor etc. The authors further advocate for ‘free and prior informed consent’, fair and just compensation, and for gender-inclusive mechanisms to distribute…

Webinar on Integrating Gender, Climate Change, and Nutrition in Development Programming (Credit: IFPRI)

Webinar recording: integrating gender, climate change and nutrition in development programming

Talking at the webinar were: Moffatt Ngugi (United States Agency for International Development Bureau for Food Security), Claudia Ringler and Elizabeth Bryan (International Food Policy Research Institute) and Audrey Anderson from Mercy Corps. This webinar was held on 6 December 2017. The recording’s duration is about 1.5 hours. Watch the webinar on integrating gender, climate change and nutrition in development programming

Call for abstracts: ANH Academy Week 2018

The Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy will hold its 3rd Annual Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy Week from 25 – 29 June 2018 in Accra, Ghana.  The call for abstracts for the Scientific Conference on research at the nexus of agriculture-food systems and nutrition and health, is now open. Click here to learn more. 

Engaging with Gender in Water Governance and Practice in Kenya

This paper examines the extent to which water–related policies and plans of the Kenyan government engage with gender. It analyses how the framing conditions set by the policies and plans affect the management of community water groups in Laikipia, and assesses whether the community water groups through their activities reduce gender inequality in access to water and in decision making…

GCAN November newsletter

The November edition of the Gender, Climate Change and Nutrition Integration Initiative (GCAN) is now available online! Access the newsletter here. 

Caring for livestock. Borana women’s perceptions of their changing role in livestock management in Southern Ethiopia

This study investigates how Borana pastoral women in Southern Ethiopia perceive and evaluate their current role and work in livestock management. The study finds that Borana women prefer to carry out the arduous tasks of fodder collecting and livestock watering. This preference is explained by the women’s affection for their animals, and women’s wish to “care for livestock”.

Special issue: Gender & generation in agrarian transformations

Drawing on key concepts in gender studies, youth studies and agrarian studies, the papers in the the special issue “Gender and generation in Southeast Asian agrarian transformations” mark a significant step towards a gendered and ‘generationed’ analysis of capitalist expansion in rural Southeast Asia, in particular from a political ecology perspective. Access the special issue here.


Vacancy: Gender Specialist

ICIPE is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic quantitatively oriented Social Scientist with a strong interest in gender, to join its international team of highly qualified and motivated scientists to contribute to our goal of increasing the food security and health of all Africans. Applications will be accepted up to February 17 2017, or until the position is filled, whichever is earlier. Learn more…

Postdoctoral Fellowship — Rice University

The Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University has announced two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities or social sciences for scholars pursuing research on women, gender and/or sexuality in any of the following thematic areas: health; environment; urban studies; global economy; race; nation; feminist and/or queer theory.

Two internship positions at KIT, Royal Tropical Institute

KIT, the Royal Tropical Institute is looking to hire one Programme Assistant (full-time) and one Research Assistant (full-time). For more information about the positions and the application procedures, please click the links below: Programme Assistant (full-time) Research Assistant (full-time) General information about KIT Sustainable Economic Development and Gender can be found on: or

Vacancy: Gender Specialist (International Potato Center)

The Gender Specialist will help the SERVIR Program to provide expert support on gender issues to teams including social and biological scientists, enabling them to strengthen the gender- responsiveness of their research for the development. She/He will be based in the Amazonian Region, and involve work in Peru, Brazil, and Colombia.

Vacancy – Cluster Leader for PIM’s Cluster 6.1

The CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) invites expressions of interest from CGIAR staff members to serve as Cluster Leader for PIM’s Cluster 6.1 (Gender, Agricultural Productivity, and Rural Transformation).  Terms of reference for the assignment are attached (or linked).  The staff member can be based at any CGIAR Center.  The selected Cluster Leader will work closely…

Vacancy: Gender and M&E Specialist

The International Potato Center (CIP) seeks an experienced Gender and M&E specialist, knowledgeable in the analysis of gender in agricultural development contexts and experienced in project monitoring and evaluation, to specifically support the implementation of the Gender Strategy and the M&E plan of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB). Learn more here.

Vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The postdoctoral Research Scientist will be based at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at the Earth Institute of Columbia University in Palisades, NY. Learn more about the vacancy here.

Vacancy: Visiting Scientist at ICRISAT

The visiting scientist will be responsible for research on gender integration in plant breeding research. The Visiting Scientist will assess two case studies on ICRISAT sorghum and IITA cowpea breeding programs in West and Central Africa (WCA). The case studies will be conceptualized based on findings from a recent systematic review of Gender and Breeding literature and practice since the…