CGIAR Gender

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research

Post-doctoral fellows

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Ensuring that agricultural innovation benefits poor women and men requires investments at different levels. Spurring a greater body of gender research expertise among young scientists to better integrate gender within research activities is a vital part of this process.

The first round of two-year CGIAR gender post-doctoral fellowships was awarded in early 2015. The program was designed to enable greater collaboration among CRPs by allowing two or more CRPs to qualify for a fellow whose work would then contribute to cross-program synergies. In addition to complementing and developing their expertise, these young researchers will also benefit from mentoring by senior gender experts both within and outside CGIAR.

Successful participants are expected to publish at least one internationally peer reviewed journal article during the two year period. The technical team, where the fellow is embedded, is also expected to demonstrate the impact of the gender post-doctoral fellowship on the research process.

The fellowships are designed so that recipients can contribute to strengthening gender components within CRPs. To continue and retain the skills developed, the expectation is that recipients of the fellowships continue as researchers within CGIAR or with partners, given available funding and performance. The second round of fellowships was open beyond the CRPs and included (but was not limited to) external partners such as universities, with demonstrated ability to strengthen gender integration in the context of agricultural research for development.

Learn more about our current fellows:

Below are the details of the recipients of CGIAR Gender post-doctoral fellowships (2015-2016). 

2016


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Seamus Murphy

Project: Pro-poor aquaculture research in development.
Identifications of the attributes poor and vulnerable consumers and
retealers want in farmed fish and their implications for aquaculture
genetic selection programs in Egypt and Zambia.
Host Center: The World Fish Center
Lead CRP: Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS)
Location: Cairo, Egypt

 
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Pricilla Marimo

Project: Intergrating gender knowledge and preferences in
banana breeding in East Africa: from the end-user to the laboratory
and back again.
Host Center: Bioversity International
Lead CRP: Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB)
Location: Kampala, Uganda

 
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Béla Teeken

Project: Capturing gender-disaggregated cassava trait
preference to inform genomics assisted cassava breeding for gender
responsive outcomes in Nigeria.
Host Center: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Lead CRP: Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB)
Location: Ibadan, Nigeria

 
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Diksha Arora

Project: Identifying cattle NAMA impacts on gender inequalities in
Latin America.
Host Center: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Lead CRP: Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
Location: Cali, Colombia

 
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Tessa Minter

Project: Women at the Cutting Edge. Assessing the gendered impacts
of industrial logging on wellbeing in Solomon Islands.
Host Center: CIFOR
Lead CRP: Forest Trees and Agro-forestry
Location: Solomon Islands

 
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Mamta Mehar

Project: Gender preferences of and impacts on women and men fish
farmers regarding genetically-enhanced fish.
Host Center: WorldFish
Lead CRP: Fish
Location: Penang, Malaysia

2015


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Emily Gallagher

Project: Gender, policy and impact of large-scale land transfers.
Host Center: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Lead CRP: Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)
Other CRPs: Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM), Water, Land
and Ecosystems (WLE)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

 
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Edward Bikketi

Project: Assessing the gender gap in seed deployment, production,
and utilization (Grain legumes) and Analyzing existing data on
gender differentiated varietal preferences (Dryland Cereals)
Host Center: International Crops Research Institute for the
Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Lead CRP: Dryland Cereals and Grain Legumes
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

 
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Giordano Palloni

Project: Gender and nutrition outcomes in value chains
Host Center: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Lead CRP: Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)
Other CRPs: Livestock and Fish, Grain Legumes
Location: Washington D.C., USA

 
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Greg Seymour

Project: How to measure indicators for gender empowerment
Host Center: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Lead CRP: Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM)
Other CRPs: Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), Humid Tropics, Maize
Location: Washington D.C., USA


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Katie Tavenner

Project: Gender, climate smart innovation and value chains
Host Center: International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Lead CRP: Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
Other CRP: Livestock and Fish
Location: Nairobi, Kenya


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Kristie Isaacs

Project: Assessing the gender gap in seed deployment, production, and
utilization (Grain legumes) and Analyzing existing data on gender
differentiated varietal preferences (Dryland Cereals)
Host Center: International Crops Research Institute for the
Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Lead CRP: Dryland Cereals and Grain Legumes
Location: Bamako, Mali

 
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Lemlem Aregu Behailu

Project: Benchmark gender in fish/crop systems; global study methodology
Host Center: Worldfish
Lead CRPs: Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS)
Other CRPs: Water, Land and Ecosytems (WLE), Climate Change,
Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP)
Location: Yangon, Myanmar

 
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Nozomi Kawarazuka

Project: Climate change innovation in value chains; global study methodology
Host Center: International Potato Center (CIP)
Lead CRP: Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB)
Other CRPs: Climate Change,
Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Agriculture for Nutrition and
Health (A4NH), Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS)
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam