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Integrating gender and nutrition in Ugandan policy: An assessment

Most of Uganda’s population relies on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihoods. Agriculture is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change: decreasing soil fertility, rainfall variability, extreme weather events, as well as pests and diseases, are only some of the challenges farmers are facing. Rural women in Uganda are especially vulnerable to these challenges, given their cultural responsibility to provide…

Debate: Should gender analysis be embedded in epidemic responses?

In this special SciDev.Net debate, panelists considered: Are more men dying of COVID-19 than women? Are women at greater risk of violence in lockdown? In stretched health systems, who will receive priority care and who could miss out? Do diagnostics, treatments and vaccine trials take gender into consideration? Does personal protective equipment keep everyone equally safe? And why is sex disaggregated data…

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The coronavirus is not gender-blind, nor should we be

By now most of us have experienced firsthand how the new coronavirus, COVID-19, impacts our lives  – our ability to leave home, work, go to school, or access public services. And yet, these impacts are not the same for everyone. Previous epidemics, such as HIV-AIDS, SARS, H1N1, and Ebola, have shown that the most vulnerable – be they countries, communities, households…

City health workers at a checkpoint in Mumbai during India's current coronavirus lockdown.

Why gender matters in COVID-19 responses – now and in the future

Controlling the COVID-19 pandemic in low- and middle-income countries will require applying basic health, hygiene, and physical distancing measures well. Daily implementation of these will largely depend on women, but they face many obstacles men do not. Neha Kumar, Agnes Quisumbing, Ruth Meinzen-Dick, and Claudia Ringler provide lessons and evidence on how women can be empowered to play these roles…

FTA Gender Research and Action Plan

FTA’s new Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Agenda and Action Plan 2020-2021

A Revised Research Agenda and Action Plan 2020-2021 for FTA on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion has just been released. Since its very beginning in 2011, gender and social inclusion have been a core area of research and action for the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Gender equality is a human right and a necessary condition…

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…

Weathering the storm or storming the norms: Can climate-smart agriculture produce gender equality?

As Nitya Rao and colleagues show, a lot is known about the effects of climate change on women. Most research focuses on women’s vulnerability as a result of reliance on natural resources, lower access to resources and information, and gender and social norms that inhibit their ability to take action and participate in making household and community decisions. Less focus has been…

Vacancies

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…

Vacancy: Science Manager, GENDER Platform (closed)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Science Manager to work with the GENDER Platform Director and the Platform management committee to plan strategies and develop goals for the platform. CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food-secure future. Our research is carried out by 15 Research Centers who are members…

Vacancy: Director, GENDER Platform (closed)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a visionary, dynamic, and creative Director for the CGIAR GENDER Platform. CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food-secure future. Our research is carried out by 15 Research Centers who are members of CGIAR and is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving…

Vacancy: Research Officer in Development Economics (deadline: 31 January 2020)

Cheryl Doss is hiring a research officer, to be based in Oxford, to work with her on developing and analysing a household survey interviewing multiple people within the household about decision-making around water in Ethiopia and Kenya.  The person needs field experience implementing household surveys and familiarity with intrahousehold decision-making. It is a great opportunity for a recent Ph.D. with the…

Vacancy: Postdoctoral Associate – Gender in Agriculture at Cornell University

International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (IPCALS) is searching for a highly motivated postdoctoral associate interested in gender research in agriculture. The position will be supporting gender research within multiple large international agricultural research projects, as well as capacity building for gender responsive research. Position open until filled.