Gerald Action (left) is an orange-fleshed sweet potato farmer, with Felistus Chipungu, breeder and scientist from CIP. Photo: C de Bode/CGIAR.

The CGIAR GENDER Platform works to elevate and promote gender research, both beyond and within CGIAR.

Each CGIAR research center has appointed a gender research coordinator, who provides strategic direction for the gender research and related activities within that center. The gender research coordinators work closely with all gender scientists and those doing gender-integrated research in their center.

As experts in their field, CGIAR gender researchers represent an important resource for anyone working on gender in food systems. We welcome you to contact relevant gender research coordinators and other CGIAR gender experts below for information, resources and updates.

CGIAR gender experts

Marlene Elias of The Alliance

Marlène Elias

Alliances Module Leader, Gender research coordinator at the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
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Dina Najjar

Gender Scientist; gender research coordinator at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
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Vivian Polar

Gender Research Coordinator at the International Potato Center (CIP); Gender, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist