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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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There once was a woman named Mariama

Once upon a time, a 25 year-old woman, Mariama Keita, lived in a village called Sikilo, near Kaffrine in Senegal. She was married and was the mother of 2 children. In her country, where agriculture was highly dependent on rainfall, farmers were particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate variability and change.Everyone’s concern was how to maintain a satisfactory agricultural…

Making Women Visible in Agriculture: New issue of AgriGender

To coincide with the International Day of Rural Women, the Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security has released its current issue which is focused on making women more visible in agriculture policies, institutions and markets. Rural women the world over play a major role in ensuring food security and in the development and stability of the rural areas.

Change in the Making

The CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network has begun a series of progress reports, called Change in the Making. Prepared in close consultation with gender researchers across the Consortium, the first issue of the series, launched today to mark #Rural Women’s Day 2015 focuses on gender-equitable control over productive assets and resources.

Rural Women’s Day 2015

October 15 is the UN designated International Day of Rural Women. This day recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.” CGIAR has committed itself to making a critical difference in gender equity in agriculture.

Rural Women’s Day: it’s not only for women

October 15th has been declared International Day of Rural Women by the United Nations Organization (UN). It’s a day to celebrate rural women and leave behind their portrayal as victims; a day to look beyond limitations to acknowledge the valuable opportunities they bring about; to present them as empowered agents of change rather than as marginalized groups; and, above all,…

Setting the record straight: Matrilineal does not equal matriarchal

Matrilineal societies are often mistakenly connected with female empowerment. In the development sphere, many assume that women in these societies have more rights and access to property.  But in light of Rural Women’s Day (October 15), as an anthropologist, I feel the need to raise a red flag.

Gender and Sustainability: A Matter of Balance

Rumor has it that women are naturally the more environmentally conscious sex. As farmers, mothers, and “keepers of the earth” they are the ones who selflessly care for the planet and are the ones who will bear the disproportionate burden as it is degraded. But is this really true?

Vacancies

Vacancy: Scientist – Gender Research

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is recruiting a Scientist – Gender Research to support implementation of the Evidence Module of the CGIAR GENDER Platform. This position will be based in Nairobi.

Vacancy: Gender Senior Scientist

The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking a dynamic and innovative researcher on gender to enhance the impact of research and development programs on poverty, malnutrition and climate change. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the efforts of international agricultural research to support the transformation of the world’s agri-food systems into more inclusive, gender equitable, sustainable, and profitable…

Vacancy: Science Officer, CGIAR GENDER Platform

GENDER (Generating Evidence and New Directions for Equitable Results), through it’s host ILRI, is seeking to recruit an innovative and creative science leader to serve as the GENDER Platform’s Scientific Officer. The main function of the position is to ensure that the Platform delivers robust scientific research and evidence, leading to impact. This is an exciting opportunity to join and…

ILRI vacancy: Research Associate III -Gender (Closing date: 30 July 2020)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Associate -Gender to coordinate the design and implement gender components of various projects in ILRI, Hanoi Office, Vietnam. ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15…

ILRI vacancy: Team Leader, Gender (Closing date: 15 August 2020)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Team Leader, Gender scientist with a passion for establishing and leading innovative work in world class livestock gender research in the developing world, to lead a growing team of gender researchers. ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe…

Opportunity: literature review on gender dynamics in seed systems

Would you like to contribute to the growing body of knowledge on gender dynamics in seed systems? The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is looking for a collaborator to conduct a semi-systematic literature review on gender dynamics in seed systems innovations. The review is a key output from the Integrated Seed System Development in Africa (ISSD-Africa) component on gender…

ILRI vacancy: Senior Gender Scientist – Strategic Research (closing date: 2 March 2020)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Senior Gender Scientist – Strategic Research to contribute to ILRI’s gender team by leading areas of change in gender and livestock. The position will focus on delivering evidence and interventions to partners and policymakers to enable positive outcomes for livestock keepers and owners. ILRI works to improve food and nutritional…

ILRI vacancy: Research Associate III – Gender (closing date: 17 February 2020)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a two (2) Research Associates to provide research support to the Gender Team at ILRI. This includes providing literature review, setting up studies, doing field work, data collection, analysis, synthesizing research findings and writing reports on gender and livestock, related to gender and livestock. ILRI works to improve food and nutritional…

ILRI vacancy: Post-Doctoral scientist – Gender (closing date: 2 March 2020)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral scientist to conduct analysis on women’s empowerment and livestock in Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam and Ethiopia. More specifically, the post-doc will undertake research to contribute to a growing body of evidence that ILRI is building on how livestock can constitute an important stepping stone for the empowerment of rural women…

ILRI vacancy: Gender scientist – Gender Research Economist (closing date: 2 March 2020)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Gender Research Economist to address gender dynamics, using quantitative data and the application of relevant economic and statistical models in developing regions of Asia and Africa. S/he will also be required to contribute to assessing strategies that stimulate the catalysing role of livestock in gender equality and to inform policy…