Experts

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 any among our selection of CGIAR gender research coordinators and experts below for information, resources and updates.

Nikita

Nikita Sangwan

Visiting Assistant Professor Centre for research on the Economics of Climate, Food, Energy and Environment (CECFEE)
Kumar

Shalander Kumar

Deputy Global Research Program Director of the Enabling Systems Transformation Program International Crops Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Dupar

Mairi Dupar

Senior Technical Advisor Climate and Sustainability, Global Risks and Resilience
Alan Nicol

Alan Nicol

Director: Water, Growth and Inclusion International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Tbuttschardt

Tillmann Buttschardt

Professor for Applied Landscape Ecology and Ecological Planning University of Münster (Germany)
Cornelia

Cornelia Steinhäuser

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Lab Applied Landscape Ecology University of Münster (Germany)
Timothy

Timothy Krupnik

Gender Focal Point in the CGIAR TAFSSA Initiative; Country Representative for Research and Partnerships International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
Renee

Renee Bullock

Gender Focal Point in the CGIAR LCSR Initiative, Senior Scientist International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Katrina

Katrina Kosec

Senior Research Fellow International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Kanui

Mary Ng'endo Kanui

Gender Focal Point, CGIAR ClimBeR initiative International Rice Research Institute
Gotor

Elisabetta Gotor

Gender Focal Point, CGIAR Foresight and Metrics Initiative Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
Philip Mader

Philip Mader

Research Fellow Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK
Maren Duvendack

Maren Duvendack

Associate Professor in Development Economics School of International Development, the University of East Anglia in UK
Greg Seymour

Greg Seymour

Research Fellow International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Melissa Hidrobo

Melissa Hidrobo

Senior Research Fellow International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Sudha Narayanan

Sudha Narayanan

Research Fellow International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Gundula Fischer

Gundula Fischer

Social Scientist and Gender Expert International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Anne Rietveld

Anne Rietveld

Associate Scientist Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT (ABC)
Eileen Nchanji

Eileen Nchanji

Gender Specialist Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT (ABC)
Nitya Chanana

Nitya Chanana

Gender and Social Inclusion Science Officer Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA)
Vanya Slavchevska

Vanya Slavchevska

Gender and Social Inclusion Scientist Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT (ABC)
Manohara Khadka

Manohara Khadka

Senior Researcher and Country Representative, Nepal International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Nisreen Lahham

Nisreen Lahham

Senior Researcher and Regional Project Manager International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

Carol Colfer

Senior Associate Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Pham Thu Thuy

Senior Scientist Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Vidya Vemireddy

Vidya Vemireddy

Assistant Professor Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), India
Sanjiv de Silva

Sanjiv de Silva

Senior Regional Researcher International Water Management Institutes (IWMI)
Linda Etale

Linda Etale

Postdoctoral Fellow International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Angela Meentzen

Angela Meentzen

Social and Gender Scientist International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
Rachel Voss

Rachel Voss

Gender Specialist International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
Elisabeth Simelton

Elisabeth Simelton

Climate Change Scientist and CCAFS Project Manager World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Yufang Su

Yufang Su

Research Programme Coordinator World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Anne Larson

Anne Larson

Team Leader, Equal Opportunities, Gender Justice & Tenure Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Houria Djoudi

Houria Djoudi

Senior Scientist Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Sabine Homann Kee Tui

Sabine Homann Kee Tui

Senior Scientist International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
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K Kavitha

Senior Scientific Officer, Nutrition research International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

Ananya Chakraborty

Associate Scientist, Gender Transformative Approach International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Caroline Hambloch

Caroline Hambloch

Scientist - Value Chain International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
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Elizabeth Bryan

Senior Scientist International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Delia Catacutan

Delia Catacutan

Southeast Asia Regional Coordinator and Social Scientist World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
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Pricilla Marimo

Associate Scientist at the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
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Cynthia M. Caron

Associate Professor of International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE) at Clark University (USA)
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Dina Najjar

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

Environmental Scientist Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Hom Gartaula

Hom Gartaula

Social Scientist and Theme Leader International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
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Steven Cole

Senior Scientist, Gender Specialist International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
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Hazel Malapit

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

CGIAR gender experts

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Elizabeth Bryan

Senior Scientist International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Renee

Renee Bullock

Gender Focal Point in the CGIAR LCSR Initiative, Senior Scientist International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Delia Catacutan

Delia Catacutan

Southeast Asia Regional Coordinator and Social Scientist World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Ananya Chakraborty

Associate Scientist, Gender Transformative Approach International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Nitya Chanana

Nitya Chanana

Gender and Social Inclusion Science Officer Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA)
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Steven Cole

Senior Scientist, Gender Specialist International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Houria Djoudi

Houria Djoudi

Senior Scientist Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Marlene Elias of The Alliance

Marlène Elias

Alliances Module Leader; Gender research coordinator Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
Linda Etale

Linda Etale

Postdoctoral Fellow International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Gundula Fischer

Gundula Fischer

Social Scientist and Gender Expert International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Hom Gartaula

Hom Gartaula

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

Elisabetta Gotor

Gender Focal Point, CGIAR Foresight and Metrics Initiative Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
Caroline Hambloch

Caroline Hambloch

Scientist - Value Chain International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Melissa Hidrobo

Melissa Hidrobo

Senior Research Fellow International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Sabine Homann Kee Tui

Sabine Homann Kee Tui

Senior Scientist International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
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Sophia Huyer

Gender and Social Inclusion Leader Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA)
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Deepa Joshi

Gender and Inclusion Lead International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
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K Kavitha

Senior Scientific Officer, Nutrition research International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Manohara Khadka

Manohara Khadka

Senior Researcher and Country Representative, Nepal International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Katrina

Katrina Kosec

Senior Research Fellow International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Timothy

Timothy Krupnik

Gender Focal Point in the CGIAR TAFSSA Initiative; Country Representative for Research and Partnerships International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
Nisreen Lahham

Nisreen Lahham

Senior Researcher and Regional Project Manager International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Anne Larson

Anne Larson

Team Leader, Equal Opportunities, Gender Justice & Tenure Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
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Hazel Malapit

Methods Module Leader; Gender research coordinator International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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Pricilla Marimo

Associate Scientist at the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
Angela Meentzen

Angela Meentzen

Social and Gender Scientist International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
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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)
Sudha Narayanan

Sudha Narayanan

Research Fellow International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Eileen Nchanji

Eileen Nchanji

Gender Specialist Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT (ABC)
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Vivian Polar

Gender, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist; Gender research coordinator International Potato Center (CIP)
Photo of Ranjitha Puskur. Credit Nathan Ronoh.

Ranjitha Puskur

Evidence Module Leader; Gender research coordinator International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Padmaja Ravula

Padmaja Ravula

Senior Scientist - Gender Research International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
Anne Rietveld

Anne Rietveld

Associate Scientist Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT (ABC)
Greg Seymour

Greg Seymour

Research Fellow International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Sanjiv de Silva

Sanjiv de Silva

Senior Regional Researcher International Water Management Institutes (IWMI)
Elisabeth Simelton

Elisabeth Simelton

Climate Change Scientist and CCAFS Project Manager World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Vanya Slavchevska

Vanya Slavchevska

Gender and Social Inclusion Scientist Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT (ABC)
Yufang Su

Yufang Su

Research Programme Coordinator World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Rachel Voss

Rachel Voss

Gender Specialist International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)