CGIAR Gender

Events

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The CGIAR GENDER Platform hosts events and conferences to bring together gender scientists and other stakeholders. Our aim is to share research findings, exchange knowledge and build alliances to kick-start a process of genuine change toward greater gender equality and better lives for smallholder farmers everywhere.

Past annual scientific conferences

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

2015 Annual Meeting

All Events

What’s at stake: Gender, agriculture and crisis

As women face unprecedented upheavals, the development community has an opportunity to not only meet immediate needs, but to support a more innovative, equitable future.    While agriculture is the primary source of income and food security for billions of people globally, the sector suffers from a gender gap which often leaves women with limited access to resources, finance, decision-making spaces, and information.…

Virtual launch – Rise up together: Women’s role in transforming Africa’s food systems

CGIAR GENDER Platform Launch at the Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2020 Virtual Summit Monday, September 7, 2020, 17:00-18:00 CAT Register here to participate.  Moving forward on agriculture in Africa and achieving sustainable, productive food systems hinges on establishing gender equality.  This requires changing the norms and policies that favor men today to include women’s preferences, realities, and ambitions. First,…

Virtual Event – What do we need for a gender-sensitive Covid-19 response in agriculture and food security? Insights from research and practice

May 21, 2020 – 09:30 am to 10:45 am EDT Kenya India Policy Seminar Food Security Food Prices Gender Globalization Meeting the SDGs Virtual Event – What do we need… The post Virtual Event – What do we need for a gender-sensitive Covid-19 response in agriculture and food security? Insights from research and practice appeared first on CGIAR.

Workshops

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…

Unpacking masculinities workshop IWMI (photo credit: WLE)

Why we need to discuss masculinity in the water sector

In the development sector, including water, gender is generally misunderstood as ‘by women and for women.’ Similarly, gender equality can sometimes be perceived as something to be achieved through fixed quota systems in user associations. Conversations about cultural and social structures that privilege ‘masculine’ qualities over ‘feminine’ ones are rarely brought into the equation. The question needs to be asked…

GRIT training (photo credit: E. Nchanji)

Connecting social and natural sciences: GRIT experiences from the field

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). The Gender Research and Integrated Training (GRIT) program is a three-year collaborative program between Pennsylvania State University and CGIAR. This collaboration has led to various training courses aiming to see interdisciplinary teams…

Webinars

What’s at stake: Gender, agriculture and crisis

As women face unprecedented upheavals, the development community has an opportunity to not only meet immediate needs, but to support a more innovative, equitable future.    While agriculture is the primary source of income and food security for billions of people globally, the sector suffers from a gender gap which often leaves women with limited access to resources, finance, decision-making spaces, and information.…

Crop residue for fuel wood and fattening (IPMS-Mi'eso) - Mirab Hararghe Zone of the Oromia Region, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu)

Webinar: Youth realities, aspirations and transitions to adulthood in dryland agricultural systems

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted its final webinar ‘Youth realities, aspirations and transitions to adulthood in dryland agricultural systems‘ on December 19th, 2019, 2-3.15pm. The webinar was organized in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC). Webinar recording and presentation slides Webinar recording To access the recording, click on this link and enter…

Webinar: ‘Power through’: a new concept in the empowerment discourse

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted and organized the webinar ‘Power through’: A new concept in the empowerment discourse‘ on November 27th, 2.00-3.30pm CET. The webinar is organized in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR Webinar recording and presentation slides Webinar recording To access the recording, click on this link and enter…

Webinar: Gender dynamics in formal seed system in sub-Saharan Africa and worldwide lessons

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted and organized the webinar ‘Gender dynamics in formal seed system in sub-Saharan Africa and worldwide lessons‘ on November 21st, 2.00-3.30pm CET. The webinar was organized in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Maize. Webinar recording and presentation slides Webinar recording To access the recording, click on this link and enter the…

Gender transformative approaches - an iceberg? (photo credit: Medium)

Webinar: Reflections on gender transformative approaches in agriculture – The promise and cautionary tales

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted and organized the webinar ‘Reflections on gender transformative approaches in agriculture – The promise and cautionary tales’ on June 20th, 2.00-3.30pm CEST. The webinar was organized in collaboration with KIT Royal Tropical Institute. Webinar recording and presentation Webinar recording To access the recording, click on this link and enter the password: uJfJ6P2t Webinar presentation…