Gender research in CGIAR Research Programs has a dual function: (1) to influence the way a Program plans and conducts its research and (2) to produce gender research that is put into use for development impact. Three rounds of discussions were held with gender research coordinators to facilitate the sharing of their experiences with regards to
- what extent gender research has influenced planning and priority setting in their relevant CRPs
- crucial bottlenecks impeding progress on this task
- good practices or initiatives that could be adopted more widely.
This discussion drew on the Gender Annex (view all annexes submitted here) prepared by each Program for its Phase II Proposal- an analytical essay prepared because the Fund Council had asked for a reflection on how the past four years of emphasis on gender mainstreaming had influenced and shaped the direction of the new proposals. The purpose of these discussions was therefore, to distill some lessons learned, identify challenges faced and exchange good ideas that have been developed thus far.