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

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Steven Cole

Senior Scientist, Gender Specialist International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
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Marlène Elias

Alliances Module Leader; Gender research coordinator Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
Hom Gartaula

Hom Gartaula

Social Scientist and Theme Leader International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
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Sophia Huyer

Gender and Social Inclusion Research Leader CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
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Deepa Joshi

Gender and Inclusion Lead International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
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Hazel Malapit

Methods Module Leader; Gender research coordinator International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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Iliana Monterroso

Environmental Scientist Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
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Dina Najjar

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

Padmaja Ravula

Senior Scientist - Gender Research International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
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Vivian Polar

Gender, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist; Gender research coordinator International Potato Center (CIP)