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Webinar: ‘Power through’: a new concept in the empowerment discourse

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research is hosting and organizing the webinar ‘Power through’: A new concept in the empowerment discourse‘ on November 27th, 2.00-3.30pm CET. The webinar is organized in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR Background To get a better grasp on the concept of ‘power’ within the word ‘empowerment‘ four…

Changing the course on gendered transitions to adulthood in Africa

How to best enhance livelihood opportunities for the distinct needs of young men and young women? In this blog, researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute show how youth’s transition into adulthood can harness the potential of a growing population and open up possibilities for brighter futures.

Blog: the road to women’s economic empowerment: Do women (and men) prefer on or off the farm?

Berber Kramer and Isabel Lambrecht (International Food Policy Research Institute) find that men and women have a strong preference for diversified investments. However, increasing financial capital and access to training did not close the gender gap in preferences. In fact, providing skills training led to more specialization, with men and women investing more in the sector that stereotypes prescribe.

Adding a gender component to the Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST)

Understanding the gender angle to livestock feeding is important when it comes to suggesting new feed options. It is essential to avoid reinforcing gender inequalities. The G-FEAST maintains all the existing functionality of FEAST and generates extra gender-related insights into the livestock feed system. New features include graphs showing ownership of different livestock species by women and men farmers, gendered…

From analysis to gender smart plan for Wageningen University

On Tuesday October 29, Wageningen University invites interested parties to join in their planning meeting towards a WUR Gender-SMART. Four domains will be discussed: (1) culture and communication, (2) recruitment and career support, (3) decision-making and governance and (4) expertise and integration in research and education. Click for more information!


Call for proposals: gender dynamics in seed systems, gender dimensions of access to high quality non-hybrid seed for African smallholders

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research together with the Integrated Seed System Development (ISSD) released a call for research proposals that look into sustainable business models for seed distribution reach the diversity of farmers engaging in smallholder production, including both women and men of different social categories. Click to find out more!

Vacancy: women’s leadership trainer

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is looking for a Consultant Trainer to support the #VALUE4HER programme that seeks to improve the leadership capacity of women business leaders and owners. Deadline for applications: 7 October. Click for more information.

IWMI is looking for a gender consultant (closing date: 28 August 2019)

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) on behalf of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems is seeking highly skilled gender consultant experts to strengthen capacity on gender transformative approaches of selected WLE projects and teams in ways that align with the program’s research for development guiding principles. Click to learn more!

Apply for the Meryl Williams fellowship (closing date: 15 September 2019)

Applications are open for the Meryl Williams Fellowship: a 15-month women’s leadership program, funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). This first offering of the Meryl Williams Fellowship is now open to emerging women leaders in agricultural R&D in Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam.

Internship vacancy at the International Water Management Institute (closing date 15/8)

The Social Equity and Sustainable Agriculture Intern will work under the supervision of the WLE/IWMI Gender, Youth and Inclusion Lead to support evidence gathering, proposal development, communications and outreach. S/he will work as a core member of the Gender, Youth and Inclusion team to coordinate and facilitate development of key special issues, policy briefs, workshops and webinars that further the…

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Vacancy: Gender and NRM consultancy. Closing date: July 30

The CGIAR-NRM Governance and Rights chapter author team are looking for a consultant to contribute to a book chapter that will analyse rights to land, aquatic and natural resources management (NRM) in feminist theory, development policy, interventions and global policy guidelines.  Deadline for applications: 30 July. Activities will take place between 15 August – 30 September. Click for more information about the…