CGIAR Gender

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research

GRIT workshop 2016

Workshop participants gather at the end of the first week of the GRIT Workshop at Penn State, USA. Photo: CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network.
Workshop participants gather at the end of the first week of the GRIT Workshop at Penn State, USA. Photo: CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network.

This space contains resources and information related to the Gender Research & Integrated Training Workshop held at Penn State University from June 7-24,2016. To add/request related resources please contact Martina Mascarenhas, m.mascarenhas (at) cgiar.org

Presentations:

Gender, Agriculture and Environment Initiative Symposium (June 6)

(1) Gender and the Impact Pathway of Agricultural Research and Development: Research Needs and Strategies, Jacqui Ashby, CGIAR Consortium Office

(2) Keynote: From “Zombie Facts” to Evidence, Ruth Meinzen-Dick (IFPRI)
GRIT workshop participants, together with Penn State Faculty.
Pictured here at Week 2. GRIT workshop participants, together with Penn State Faculty.
Participants (see complete list below)

Agenda (Download here)

Participants

Esther Njuguna-Mungai

Esther Njuguna-Mungai is a social scientist, currently working as a Gender Specialist for the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes. She is based at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Nairobi. She had been working with smallholder farmers, especially women since 1996.

Tania Carolina Camacho Villa

Carolina Camacho Villa has a multidisciplinary background in Agronomy, Genetic Resources Conservation and Utilization, as well as a Sociology of Rural Development. She has been studying topics such as traditional farming systems and technological changes on agriculture. Currently, she is a Postdoctoral research fellow at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico, working on issues related to agricultural…

Krista Isaacs

My research interests combine crop ecology, human nutrition, gender, and participatory research in order to co-create sustainable agricultural systems with smallholder farmers. Smallholder farmers approach their livelihood strategies from a holistic and complex perspective and in order to co-create resilient systems – we must communicate and collaborate across knowledge systems. From a research perspective, this requires adaptive trans-disciplinary approaches and…

Cecilia Turin

Dr. Cecilia Turin coordinates the gender activities of the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems as gender focal point at the International Potato Center (CIP). She is an interdisciplinary scientist with academic backgrounds on animal science, rural development and rural sociology. Her work focuses on the social dimensions of socio-environmental conflicts and on the adaptation of rural livelihoods to climate,…

Katie Tavenner

Katie Tavenner is based at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)’s Nairobi office, and works with the Livelihoods, Gender, and Impacts (LGI) and Livestock Systems and Environment (LSE) programs. She is currently working under the supervision of Todd Crane and Alessanda Galie to identify emerging gender issues in the East African dairy value chain, with a focus on Kenya. Her…

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