Gender integration has become a common topic within research and development circles. The key question is now not whether to integrate gender in a program, but how. In this post, Jemimah Njuki, Senior Program Specialist at the International Development Research Centre discusses 4 entry points for gender integration.
Important deficits in evidence and a lack of practical guidelines are holding back breeding programs from becoming more gender-responsive. This knowledge gap was the impetus for the Gender, Breeding and Genomics workshop organized by the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network in Nairobi from October 18-21, 2016. The workshop aimed to stimulate active cross-fertilization of ideas from different breeding, genomics…
Worldfish highlights the research conducted in their new paper, published in a special issue of Ambio, on how gender norms influence adaptive capacity of people of the Solomon Islands. They found distinct differences in men’s and women’s ability to find support, within or beyond their household, to navigate change and to pursue new livelihood opportunities, among other conclusions.
The 2016 Gender network annual meeting was held at CIAT headquarters in Cali, Colombia from November 1-4. A summary report and related resources are now available.
In this video Q&A, Wanjira Mathai, the Director of Partnerships for Women’s Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER) at the Wangari Maathai Institute (WMI), speaks with CIFOR about gender and climate change, and the need to empower women in order to achieve the targets set out by the Paris Agreement.
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