Hazel Malapit coordinates research, training and technical assistance on implementing the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), and conducts research on gender, women’s empowerment, agriculture, health and nutrition issues. She led the development of subsequent iterations of the WEAI and leads the technical assistance team providing guidance to partners. She works with agricultural development projects, CGIAR Centers and developing country partners to develop and apply women’s empowerment metrics in impact assessments. As theme leader for the Gender, Equity, and Empowerment unit of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Health and Nutrition (A4NH), she coordinates and monitors the integration of gender and social equity into A4NH research and manages strategic research projects in priority topics. She holds a PhD in Economics from the American University in Washington D.C., USA.