CGIAR Gender

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research

Good practices

This space documents good practices via current knowledge, resources and related communities across CGIAR that are working towards better integrating gender across their research activities.

Blog posts

African Chicken Genetic Grains gender strategy

Now available: African Chicken Genetic Gains project gender strategy

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)-led African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project has released its gender strategy. The document draws attention to the integration of gender into the technical research and the day-to-day development operations of the program in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

Bioversity International’s gender research fellowship programme

The overarching goal of Bioversity International’s Gender Research Fellowship Programme was to strengthen the capacity of researchers to conduct participatory gender-responsive research in the field of forest genetic resource use and management. The knowledge generated was intended to contribute to developing conservation and management guidelines that are more equitable and effective in their outcomes. The success of the Programme was…

On gender and plant breeding

Addressing gender differentiated preferences in development oriented research like plant breeding is vital for ensuring that both poor women and men can be empowered, so that they can benefit tangibly from the adoption and sustained use of CGIAR innovations, resulting in more gender-equitable distribution of food and income.

Related events

Women participating in a Nutrition event organized by self-help groups (photo credit: A. Arrieta / IFPRI)

Webinar: Pathways from women’s group-based programs to nutrition change in South Asia

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosts the webinar ‘Pathways from women’s group-based programs to nutrition change in South Asia: A conceptual framework and literature review’ on Wednesday May 9. The webinar is organized in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Register for this webinar   Background and purpose of the webinar Improving the nutritional status of…

Registration open for UN Women Training: Enhance your skills as a Leader for Gender Equality and Women’s rights

The UN Women Training Centre announced the opening of registration to the course ‘Transformative Leadership: Leading for Gender Equality and Women’s Rights’. The course aims at strengthening capacities and knowledge of managers and organizational leaders to advance gender equality, women’s empowerment, and women’s rights. Registration deadline: 8 April 2018.

Women farmers in Central Asia (photo credits: N. Palmer / IWMI)

Webinar: Improving gender equity in irrigation – What approaches can improve participation and benefits for women?

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted the webinar “Improving gender equity in irrigation – What approaches can improve participation and benefits for women?” on Tuesday March 13. The webinar was organized in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE). Webinar recording Missed the webinar? webinar recording Click on the button (left) and enter the password:…

Training workshop on gender integration (photo credit: C.Nguyen / ILRI)

Bridging the Gender Gap in Livestock Projects in Vietnam and Cambodia

Two training workshops were held in January 2018 to develop the capacity of livestock researchers to integrate gender in livestock value chains in projects supported by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research in Vietnam, and the United States Agency for International Development in Cambodia. The key output of the workshops was an increased understanding by the researchers on areas in…

Rakai farmers group (photo credit: John Baptist Wandera/CIFOR)

Webinar: Strengthening women’s tenure and rights to forests and trees and their participation in decision making

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted the webinar “More than a seat at the table: Strengthening women’s tenure and rights to forests and trees and their participation in decision making” on Thursday February 8, 2018. The webinar was organized in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) and the Centre for International Forestry Research…