CGIAR Gender

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research

Events

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Annual Scientific Conference

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosts annual scientific conferences to bring together gender scientists from across all CGIAR research programs. The aim is to share research findings, exchange knowledge, and to identify and progress on system-wide research priorities.

In 2019, the Scientific Conference and Capacity Development Workshop will be hosted by the University of Canberra on 2 – 4th of April. Registration will open on October 15 – the call for papers, posters and panels is already open!

2019 Annual scientific conference and capacity development workshop

2018 Annual scientific conference and capacity development workshop

2017 Annual Scientific Conference and Capacity Development Workshop

2016 Annual Meeting

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All Events

ILRI ICARDA gender training (photo credit: ILRI)

ILRI and ICARDA team up to strengthen gender capacities for organizational effectiveness in Ethiopia

In 2015, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) carried out a gender capacity assessment of their partners in Ethiopia. It revealed low or lack of gender capacities among key CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish partners as one of the bottlenecks in the development of livestock value chains that…

Training for gender equality as subversion – Open webinar on February 12

Can training for gender equality be transformative for professionals and their dominant understandings of development that are hostile to the realization of women’s rights? How can gender trainers maintain their critical edge in support of gender equality while also engaging with professionals in mainstream development? How can gender training be subversive? Of what? For whom? Join the free webinar from…

GREAT Course 4: Gender-Responsive Plant Breeding (apply by 15 Feb)

The 2019-2020 GREAT course will focus on gender-responsive plant breeding. GREAT courses are offered to multi-disciplinary project teams composed of at least one biophyiscal scientist (e.g. plant breeder) and one social scientist (e.g. sociologist, agricultural economist, etc.) working on existing agricultural research for development projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Click to learn more!

Workshops

ILRI ICARDA gender training (photo credit: ILRI)

ILRI and ICARDA team up to strengthen gender capacities for organizational effectiveness in Ethiopia

In 2015, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) carried out a gender capacity assessment of their partners in Ethiopia. It revealed low or lack of gender capacities among key CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish partners as one of the bottlenecks in the development of livestock value chains that…

Workshop report: Gender-Responsive product profile development tool

A small group of breeders, gender specialists and other breeding team members met for two days at Cornell University to review the first two prototype tools developed by the CGIAR Gender in Breeding Initiative. These tools address the key questions of breeding for whom and prioritizing which traits with the Customer Profile and Product Profile Development Tools, respectively.

A groundnut farmer in India. New varieties developed without considering women’s needs or preferences could have a negative impact on their well-being. (photo credit: ICRISAT)

The right tools for the job: enabling breeding programs to be gender-responsive

Over the past few decades, gender initiatives across CGIAR have created broad awareness among scientists about the need to consider the impact of new agricultural technologies on both men and women. However, even with this heightened awareness, breeding programs typically ask questions about the gender impact of a new plant variety or animal breed only in the final stages of…

GRIT training, with Eileen Nchanji first from left (photo credit: GRIT)

GRIT 2018: Did I meet my objective?

By Eileen Nchanji (International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Nairobi, Kenya) After joining the CIAT/PABRA (Center for International Tropical Agriculture/Pan African Bean Alliance), I was on the lookout for collaborations with gender scientists, especially from CGIAR. However, I was not successful. Last month, I received an invitation to attend the third Gender Research and Integrated Training (GRIT) workshop with gender and…

Intersectionality (image credit IWDA)

Complexity of intersectionality: relevance to African research

By Eileen Nchanji (International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Nairobi, Kenya), Lilian Nkengla (International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics, Bamako, Mali) and Susan Ajambo (Bioversity Internationa, Kampala, Uganda). One of the courses we were taught during the Gender Research and Integrated Training (GRIT) workshop focused on intersectionality. As the course went on we realised that the society and institution we…

Webinars

(photo credit: V. Atakos / CCAFS)

Webinar: Guidelines and good practices for achieving gender equality outcomes through climate services

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted the webinar ‘Guidelines and good practices for achieving gender equality outcomes through climate services‘ on Wednesday January 23 (2.00-3.30pm CET). The webinar was organized in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Webinar recording WEBINAR recording Click on the link (left) and enter the password: GqC2B8tJ Presentations Promoting gender…

Milk bar at Maai Mahiu, Kenya (photo credit: North Star Alliance)

Webinar: Gendered barriers and opportunities in milk trading in peri-urban Nairobi

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted the webinar ‘Gendered barriers and opportunities in milk trading in peri-urban Nairobi‘ on Monday December 17 (3.00-4.30pm CET). The webinar was organized in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). Milk bar at Maai Mahiu, Kenya (photo credit: North Star Alliance)…

Nepali man with Peter Cronkleton's partner (photo credit: Carol J. Pierce Colfer, CIFOR/Cornell)

Webinar: Making sense of ‘intersectionality’

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted the webinar ‘Making sense of ‘intersectionality’‘ on Thursday November 15 (3.00-4.30pm CET). The webinar was organized in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Webinar recording WEBINAR RECORDING Click on the link (left) and enter the password: mHqiZkM7   Background There is an increasing recognition within applied agriculture and natural…

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Webinar: Can micronutrient training create women’s demand for high-zinc rice? The case of Bangladesh

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted the webinar ‘Can micronutrient training create women’s demand for high-zinc rice? The case of Bangladesh‘ on Friday October 19 (11am-12.30pm CEST). The webinar was organized in collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Webinar recording WEBINAR RECORDING Click on the link (left) and enter the password: aQhDJjJ8 Presentation Can micronutrient training create women’s demand for…

Planting Gnetum (photo credit: CIFOR / Ollivier Girard)

Webinar: ‘Women’s land: Beyond “access” to rights’

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted the webinar ‘Women’s land: Beyond “access” to rights‘ on Friday September 7. The webinar was organized in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Webinar recording Click on the link (left) and enter the password: xE8gqZW7 Presentation Women’s land rights as a pathway to poverty reduction: A framework and review of available evidence from…