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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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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.

New York Women of Agriculture Conference

The NY Women for Agriculture team is excited to be hosting the first annual NY Women in Agriculture conference, Friday November 3rd, in Syracuse, NY. This conference will focus both personal and business growth skills and tools for women involved as either primary or partner operator for their agriculture operation. Learn more here.

Channeling the power of ‘self-help’ for gender empowerment in agriculture

An initiative by Bioversity International on crop diversification through horticultural nurseries, with support of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), is working with women’s self-help groups to promote empowerment and resilience of rural women farmers. Learn more here.

The role of gender norms in access to agricultural training in Chikwawa and Phalombe, Malawi

Based on qualitative research conducted in Chikwawa and Phalombe in Malawi, this article from the International Potato Center (CIP) discusses how gender relations shape men and women’s access to and participation in agricultural training. The article finds that the perception of men as household heads and women as carers or helpers who are illiterate often has implications on women’s ability…

Study of the determinants of chronic malnutrition in northern Nigeria: Qualitative evidence from Kebbi and Bauchi states

This working paper from the International Food and Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) observes that poor nutritional care is an outcome, in part, of the relative social and economic disempowerment of women in carrying out their nutritional care roles and in obtaining information on proper care. Women do not have control over sufficient resources or have access to sufficient knowledge so that both…

Vacancies

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: www.kit.nl/sed or https://www.kit.nl/gender/.

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…

Vacancy: Gender Specialist

The World Vegetable Center is searching for a Gender Specialist to contribute as an individual consultant (about 25 days/year for a 4 year period) to an ACIAR-funded project evaluating the potential impact of mechanical mungbean harvesting on rural women and men in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Click here for more details.