January 2017 marked the launch of Phase 2 of the CGIAR Research Programs and with that, the start-up of the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research.
CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research is housed in the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and serves all CGIAR research programs. It aims to increase the visibility and impact of gender research undertaken across CGIAR. The Platform supports priority setting for gender research, strategic partnerships, capacity development, and collaboration between and among CGIAR programs, Centers, and partners, building on the work of system-wide gender network established in 2011. The Platform Coordinator, Rhiannon Pyburn, is based at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam, supported by a communications team.
To learn more about CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research watch these introductory videos by Karen Brooks, Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets and Rhiannon Pyburn, Coordinator of CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research.
CGIAR Gender Community
Gender Research Coordinators from each of the 12 CGIAR Research Program, and representatives from 15 CGIAR Centers are core members of the Platform, along with the gender scientists and post-doctoral fellows from across the CGIAR system. The Platform also serves a wider community of researchers integrating gender analysis into their research and those who are interested in collaborating and sharing methods, tools and knowledge to benefit their gender research and practice both within and beyond the CGIAR system. As of February 2018, the Platform has an outreach of approximately 560 subscribers, made up of principally of social scientists, science managers, donors and gender specialists. We are working to grow these numbers.
Highlighting good practices
This website documents good practices via current knowledge, resources, news, event postings and webinars. It also offers space for communities across CGIAR that are working towards better integrating gender across their research activities.
The fellowship program (2015 / 2016) was designed to enable greater collaboration among CGIAR Research Programs by supporting post-doctoral fellows whose work could contribute to cross-program synergies. In addition to complementing and developing their expertise, these young researchers benefited from mentoring by senior gender experts both within and outside CGIAR.
Change in the Making
To provide CGIAR Fund donors and others with news on important advances in research, the predecessor to the Platform – CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network – published this progress report, called Change in the Making.