CGIAR Gender

International Women’s Day 2019

“Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”

Click on the campaign below to discover the CGIAR response to new and pressing gender challenges.


international women’s day 2019 by CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research on Exposure (photo credit: IRRI)

The 2019 theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, was: “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. On this most important date, the CGIAR gender community revealed the incredible progress made, current CGIAR gender research efforts, and the next generation of challenges that women and girls, men and boys are facing in their households and communities when it comes to agriculture, aquaculture and natural resource management.

We were pleased to announce: perspectives from CGIAR leadership (Executive Director of the CGIAR System Office, CGIAR Research Program Directors) and from gender scientists; a glimpse of research papers and policy briefs; some multimedia materials and pictures from across the entire CGIAR System.

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See below for more news from across CGIAR:

Women’s Day news from across CGIAR

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) celebrates gender in research

Ahead of the International Women’s Day 2019, the ILRI gender team got thinking about how to sensitize agricultural researchers on the importance of gender in research based on the experiences of its researchers and other staff. They asked them: What does gender have to do with vaccine development, or with breeding or even with herd management? Click to hear their responses!

Women in seed systems in Africa: Grace Malindi

The gender team within the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) interviewed 9 women involved in the seed business. In honor of International Women’s Day, held March 8, 2019, the CGIAR Research Program on Maize (MAIZE) and CIMMYT would like to share some of their stories to recognize these women—and many others like them—and highlight the important work that…

Women in seed systems in Africa: Zubeda Mduruma

The gender team within the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) interviewed 9 women involved in the seed business. In honor of International Women’s Day, held March 8, 2019, the CGIAR Research Program on Maize (MAIZE) and CIMMYT would like to share some of their stories to recognize these women—and many others like them—and highlight the important work that…

Women in seed systems in Africa: Sylvia Horemans

The gender team within the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) interviewed 9 women involved in the seed business. In honor of International Women’s Day, held March 8, 2019, the CGIAR Research Program on Maize (MAIZE) and CIMMYT would like to share some of their stories to recognize these women—and many others like them—and highlight the important work that…

(photo credit: IRRI)

International Women’s Day 2019

“Think equal, build smart, innovate for change” Click on the campaign below to discover the CGIAR response to new and pressing gender challenges. international women’s day 2019 by CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research on Exposure (photo credit: IRRI) The 2019 theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, was: “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. On this most important date,…

Digital summit on March 8: Women Rising for Rights – Promoting inclusivity with technology

Join the next Global Landscape Forum Digital Summit 8 March 2019 at 4:00 PM EAT. In this Digital Summit, speakers will present their experiences in using innovation and technology to bridge the gap — from implementing authentic bottom-up approaches to give farmers a leading role on an international stage or data democratizing through open source tools that empower local communities. Get…