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Rethinking agriculture session at Seeds of Change (photo credit: Rachel Ryan / WLE)

“It is no longer a question of why we are incorporating gender, but really a question of how” – WLE/IWMI at Seeds of Change

“What kinds of seeds are we sowing? What kind of change are we anticipating? And are the seeds we are sowing fit for the current climate?” These questions by Professor Katherine Gibson of Western Sydney University launched Seeds of Change, the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research’s Annual Scientific Conference, bringing together almost 300 researchers and practitioners from all fields of…

Lori Heise of the John Hopkins School of Public Health and the Prevention Collaborative reviews evidence on how cash transfers reduce intimate partner violence (IPV). The key question, she told participants at a UN Women side event, is scaling up from the successes of smaller programs (photo credit: Michele Iacobini)

Reducing intimate partner violence through cash transfers: The next research frontier

Cash transfers are promising interventions to reduce intimate partner violence (IPV), but more evidence is needed to better understand their effects in both development and humanitarian settings. This was the main message from a side event at the 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63)in New York March 13.  Click to read more!

Webinar: Typologies of change – Making sense of gender integration in agriculture and food security research

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research hosted the webinar ‘Typologies of change – Making sense of gender integration in agriculture and food security research‘ on Tuesday April 16 (3.00-4.30pm CET). The webinar was organized in collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and KIT Royal Tropical Institute. Presentation and webinar recording Gender and food systems research: Key lessons…

Crop residue for fuel wood and fattening (IPMS-Mi'eso) - Mirab Hararghe Zone of the Oromia Region, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu)

Webinar: Youth realities, aspirations and transitions to adulthood in dryland agricultural systems

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research is hosting the webinar ‘Youth realities, aspirations and transitions to adulthood in dryland agricultural systems‘ on (tentatively Thursday May 2 (2.00-3.30pm CET). The webinar is organized in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC). REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR (upcoming) Background In the second phase of the CGIAR Research Programs’ proposal,…

Seeds of Change interview Rhiannon Pyburn (photo credit: ACIAR)

Seeds of Change interview with Rhiannon Pyburn

Rhiannon Pyburn, coordinator of the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research and senior advisor at KIT Royal Tropical Institute was interviewed by Alex Sloan at the ‘Seeds of Change‘ conference. She touches upon the value of the conference, the purpose of CGIAR and the Collaborative Platform for Gender Research, the topic of ‘(harmful and other) masculinities‘ (covered in a dedicated…

‘Seeds of Change’ update – Day 3

The third and final day of the Seeds of Change conference (April 4) created space for funders’ perspectives. Indeed Jayne Curnow, Research Program manager at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) kicked off the day by challenging us to be prepared for the backlash against gender equality, and to reach out to our colleagues who don’t understand gender…

SoC participants (photo credit: Sean Davey)

‘Seeds of Change’ update – Day 2

Wednesday April 3rd was the first full-swing conference day, including a couple of important plenary sessions. The delegates attended with much interest and engagement. In the opening keynote, Prof. Katherine Gibson (Western Sydney University) told five stories that challenged everyone to consider our current ‘game-changing’ era of the ‘anthropocene‘ and to think carefully about the informal economy and the place…

Practice Workshops in full swing on day 1 (photo credit: R. Ryan / WLE)

‘Seeds of Change’ update – Day 1

On this first day of the conference, the nearly 300 participants were directly invited to attend one of the 6 ‘practice workshop’ sessions that were on the menu. In the presentation on practical matters of qualitative and quantitative aspects of pro-WEAI, engaging small group work brainstorming about sample pairs of questions that could be asked in different scenarios. In the…


Vacancy: national trainers to implement Catalysts for Gender Transformative Change (closing date: 22 March)

KIT Royal Tropical Institute is hiring three consultant national gender and agriculture trainers who have experience working with coffee—for its Nespresso Catalysts for Gender Transformative Change project. Applications close 22nd March 2019. The project involces a tailor-made program that strengthens the capacity of over 250 Nespresso agronomists across nine countries to create deep structural changes for gender equality, known as gender transformative…

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.