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Policy gaps between creation & implementation: Putting climate change policy into action

Researchers from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) have conducted a study with the objective of identifying constraints to effective formulation and implementation of climate change related policies and strategies in Uganda. Access the study here.

Voices on chicken genetics: Co-creating gender strategies that empower farmers

Katrine Danielsen and Julie Newton, gender specialists based at KIT, Royal Tropical Institute, are working with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and other partners in devising a gender strategy for the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) program. In this interview they reflect on their own aspirations, what about the project that has impressed them so far, and what’s next…

Engineering Masculinities in Water Governance

The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems has supported the development of a special issue on masculinities in water governance. The overall purpose of the special issue is to advance both the theorization of gendered mechanisms in the profession, power and politics of engineering, as well as the understanding of hegemonic and multiple masculinities in water governance. Access the special…

AWARD Women’s Leadership and Management Course

Register now for the “Women’s Leadership and Management Course”, delivered by African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) from October 29 – November 04, 2017. The course will be hosted by the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) at their campus in Hyderabad.

Chicken to the rescue: How farmers in Nyando are managing climate risks

Keeping higher flocks of village chicken by women farmers is becoming more common in the rural areas as long experiences of uncertainty about weather patterns has spurred smallholder farmers into looking for ways to address climate change related risks. Learn more about how village chicken farming, which has been prioritized and embraced by women, improves farmers’ food security.

Innovations to support Climate Information Services (CIS) Uptake

African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) has posted a call for climate information services (CIS) innovations. Selected innovations will be presented on the sidelines of the 7th Climate Change and Development in Africa conference (CCDA-VII), which will be held on 11-13 October 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. The deadline for submitting entries is the 28th August 2017. Learn more here.

Rural transformation, cereals and youth in Africa: What role for international agricultural research?

In this article, researchers from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) propose a framework that can be used to analyze young people’s economic room to manoeuvre in different rural contexts, and the differential abilities of young people to exploit associated opportunities. Using cereal agri-food systems as an example, the article identifies two new research areas…

Why China should include a gender-perspective in its climate change policies

A study on adaptation to water related hazards and climate change conducted in China’s Yunnan province by researchers from the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and the Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences demonstrates the importance of gender inclusion in responses to climate change in the region, and warns that lack of a gender perspective in…


Vacancy – Cluster Leader for PIM’s Cluster 6.1

The CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) invites expressions of interest from CGIAR staff members to serve as Cluster Leader for PIM’s Cluster 6.1 (Gender, Agricultural Productivity, and Rural Transformation).  Terms of reference for the assignment are attached (or linked).  The staff member can be based at any CGIAR Center.  The selected Cluster Leader will work closely…

Vacancy: Gender and M&E Specialist

The International Potato Center (CIP) seeks an experienced Gender and M&E specialist, knowledgeable in the analysis of gender in agricultural development contexts and experienced in project monitoring and evaluation, to specifically support the implementation of the Gender Strategy and the M&E plan of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB). Learn more here.

Vacancy: Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The postdoctoral Research Scientist will be based at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at the Earth Institute of Columbia University in Palisades, NY. Learn more about the vacancy here.

Vacancy: Visiting Scientist at ICRISAT

The visiting scientist will be responsible for research on gender integration in plant breeding research. The Visiting Scientist will assess two case studies on ICRISAT sorghum and IITA cowpea breeding programs in West and Central Africa (WCA). The case studies will be conceptualized based on findings from a recent systematic review of Gender and Breeding literature and practice since the…

Vacancy: Gender Specialist

The World Vegetable Center is searching for a Gender Specialist to contribute as an individual consultant (about 25 days/year for a 4 year period) to an ACIAR-funded project evaluating the potential impact of mechanical mungbean harvesting on rural women and men in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Click here for more details.

Vacancy: Gender, Youth and Inclusion (GYI) Coordinator

WLE, the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems, is seeking an outstanding social scientist, with very strong development impact credentials, in the field of gender, youth and inclusion to take this work stream forwards. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with the enthusiasm and inspiration to make WLE the place to go for evidence, insights and knowledge…

Tender Notice – KIT Gender Research Associates

The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) is looking for 4 research associates to contribute to the development of the “State of the African Woman” report. Preferred candidates would be specialised in gender and women’s rights, have experience with policy analysis and multi-country reviews and be active in regional and continental gender and advocacy networks in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Scientist, Gender, CIFOR, and CRP FTA

The Scientist, Gender will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of the CRP Forests, Trees, and Agroforestry (FTA) Gender Strategy in collaboration with gender resource persons in the CRP research centers and Scientists at CIFOR. They will support capacity building initiatives of CIFOR and CRP FTA Scientists to address gender in their research and to ensure continuous learning and improvement…