CGIAR researchers will discuss cutting-edge gender and social science research, build capacity, and strengthen ties and collaboration among CGIAR gender scientists.
2022 is an important transitional year for CGIAR, as it embarks on a new portfolio to achieve its goals set out in the 2030 Research and Innovation Strategy. In its new role as a CGIAR Impact Platform, GENDER is mandated to set directions to enable CGIAR to generate maximum impact on gender equality, opportunities for youth, and social inclusion in agriculture and food systems by providing cutting-edge robust evidence and methods and by setting strategic directions for current and future research efforts.
To serve this goal, GENDER will bring together CGIAR researchers working toward the Gender Equality, Youth and Social Inclusion Impact Area for a three-day CGIAR GENDER Science Exchange focused on gender and social inclusion in food, land and water systems. This CGIAR-internal event will be an important opportunity for researchers to learn from existing research, capitalize on the significant work and legacies of the former CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) and the centers, and enhance capacities for quality and impactful research that will advance CGIAR’s 2030 development targets.
Outcomes of this science meeting will feed into our next biennial conference, which will be held next in 2023 with key research and development partners and donors. Outputs from the 2021 Cultivating Equality conference, co-organized with Wageningen University, are available via the GENDER resource hub.