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Want to know what’s going on among platform members? Below you will find the latest news. To know more contact genderplatform@cgiar.org.

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The International Day of Women and Girls in Science calls for more gender inclusion in science fields

The limited role and lack of influence women have in the sciences and policy reduces the number of innovations and scientific breakthroughs while, at the same time, limiting the perspective of policymakers. Sophia Huyer, gender research coordinator for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), discusses the need for gender inclusion on the United Nation’s International Day of…

The new generation of women scientists working for global food security

To mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, CGIAR Research Program on Roots Tubers and Bananas (RTB) shines a light on four inspiring young women scientists, who are working to stop the spread of banana diseases, ensure that new crop varieties benefit women and men equally, develop virus-resistant sweetpotato, improve our understanding of cassava genetics, and…

Celebrating women in science

In this blog, Bioversity International and the Center for International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) feature some of their very own women scientists working to promote and safeguard agrobiodiversity, and improve food systems.

Meet the role models for the next generation of women and girls in science

“It’s challenging being a woman and being young — conditions over which we have no control but which can somehow blind peers to our scientific knowledge and capacity”. This brief shows how the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) challenges this reality by investing in the science education for women and girls.

ILRI ICARDA gender training (photo credit: ILRI)

ILRI and ICARDA team up to strengthen gender capacities for organizational effectiveness in Ethiopia

In 2015, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) carried out a gender capacity assessment of their partners in Ethiopia. It revealed low or lack of gender capacities among key CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish partners as one of the bottlenecks in the development of livestock value chains that…

Training for gender equality as subversion – Open webinar on February 12

Can training for gender equality be transformative for professionals and their dominant understandings of development that are hostile to the realization of women’s rights? How can gender trainers maintain their critical edge in support of gender equality while also engaging with professionals in mainstream development? How can gender training be subversive? Of what? For whom? Join the free webinar from…

GREAT Course 4: Gender-Responsive Plant Breeding (apply by 15 Feb)

The 2019-2020 GREAT course will focus on gender-responsive plant breeding. GREAT courses are offered to multi-disciplinary project teams composed of at least one biophyiscal scientist (e.g. plant breeder) and one social scientist (e.g. sociologist, agricultural economist, etc.) working on existing agricultural research for development projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Click to learn more!

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GREAT Course 4: Gender-Responsive Plant Breeding (apply by 15 Feb)

The 2019-2020 GREAT course will focus on gender-responsive plant breeding. GREAT courses are offered to multi-disciplinary project teams composed of at least one biophyiscal scientist (e.g. plant breeder) and one social scientist (e.g. sociologist, agricultural economist, etc.) working on existing agricultural research for development projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Click to learn more!

STAARS fellowship program: 2019 call for concept proposals (deadline: March 1st)

The Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) fellowship program managed by Cornell University in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and other partners announces a call for concept proposals from early-career African researchers seeking to become STAARS fellows in 2019.