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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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A qualitative study on gendered barriers to livestock vaccine uptake in Kenya and Uganda and their implications on Rift Valley fever control

In this study, researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) show that men and women farmers experience barriers to vaccine uptake differently. The authors conclude that vaccine provision does not guarantee uptake at the community level. Buy-in from men and women farmers is critical to enhance vaccine uptake, therefore these gendered barriers should be carefully considered when designing vaccination…

What does it Mean to Make a ‘Joint’ Decision? Unpacking Intra-household Decision Making in Agriculture: Implications for Policy and Practice

This paper by Mariola Acosta and others from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security and Wageningen University, investigates the meaning of joint decision in agriculture and consumption decisions in Northern Uganda. Results show that these vary widely and not necessarily involving a conversation among the couple. The authors discuss what this means for the use…

Effects of commercialization of sweetpotato on gender relations and wellbeing among smallholder farmers

A two‐day technical workshop was organized by the International Potato Center (CIP) and held in Nairobi in November 2018 to review SUSTAIN project study findings (to understand how commercialization of sweetpotato value chains affected the wellbeing of smallholder farmers) and develop recommendations for improved programming. This workshop report covers its insights and recommendations.

Activity report: Gender integration in agriculture, food Security and climate change policy: a framework proposal

Effective gender integration in policy has been proposed in many sectors and policies. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has endorsed to favor mainstreaming of gender issue within climate and food security policy in agricultural sectors in Latin America. This document aims at providing a framework to analyze the current integration of gender issue…

New publication: Development of the project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

In this paper, researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute and partners describe the adaptation and validation of a project-level WEAI (or pro-WEAI) that agricultural development projects can use to identify key areas of women’s (and men’s) disempowerment, design appropriate strategies to address identified deficiencies, and monitor project outcomes related to women’s empowerment. 

Apply for the Meryl Williams fellowship (closing date: 15 September 2019)

Applications are open for the Meryl Williams Fellowship: a 15-month women’s leadership program, funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). This first offering of the Meryl Williams Fellowship is now open to emerging women leaders in agricultural R&D in Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam.

Findings based on the WEAI lead to greater gender inclusion in decisions and programs

Launched in 2012, the (WEAI) index aims to help improve understanding of the linkages between women’s empowerment, agricultural productivity, and household food security. By doing so, it helps to diagnose empowerment gaps, identify and prioritize interventions to close these gaps, and test the effectiveness of these interventions.

Cobs & Spikes podcast: Interview with Juan Gonzalo Jaramillo Mejía on social inclusion

How can social protection programs be truly inclusive? Taking a social inclusion lens to agricultural development means looking beyond gender to other identity markers and changing the narratives in gender development approaches, which often place a disproportionate burden on women. Social protection programs do not always keep up with the changes of the traditional gender order. Click to find out more!

Gender-inclusive facilitation for community-based marine resource management

This brief from the CGIAR Research Program on Fish helps facilitators use, reflect on, and adapt gender-inclusive strategies in their work with communities. It aims to increase the frequency and quality of strategies used to reach women, men, youth and other social groups in the preparation, design, implementation and adaptation stages of community-based approaches and draws upon lessons and experience…

Vacancies

Apply for the Meryl Williams fellowship (closing date: 15 September 2019)

Applications are open for the Meryl Williams Fellowship: a 15-month women’s leadership program, funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). This first offering of the Meryl Williams Fellowship is now open to emerging women leaders in agricultural R&D in Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam.

Internship vacancy at the International Water Management Institute (closing date 15/8)

The Social Equity and Sustainable Agriculture Intern will work under the supervision of the WLE/IWMI Gender, Youth and Inclusion Lead to support evidence gathering, proposal development, communications and outreach. S/he will work as a core member of the Gender, Youth and Inclusion team to coordinate and facilitate development of key special issues, policy briefs, workshops and webinars that further the…

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Vacancy: Gender and NRM consultancy. Closing date: July 30

The CGIAR-NRM Governance and Rights chapter author team are looking for a consultant to contribute to a book chapter that will analyse rights to land, aquatic and natural resources management (NRM) in feminist theory, development policy, interventions and global policy guidelines.  Deadline for applications: 30 July. Activities will take place between 15 August – 30 September. Click for more information about the…

Post-Doctoral Fellow vacancy in Value Chains and Gender (closing date 28 July)

WorldFish is looking for a Post-Doctoral Fellow to design and implement value chain, gender and markets research, including ensuring effective gender integration and leading the development of high quality science outputs (e.g., briefs, blogposts, and journal articles). The position is based in Lusaka, Zambia. Click for more information.

Gender post-doctoral fellow vacancy (closing date: 20 June)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a post-doctoral fellow to work on gender issues around animal health, specifically the control of Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) through a newly funded project operating in 6 countries in East and West Africa. The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya with a duration of 2 years with possibility of renewal.…

Vacancy: CGIAR senior advisor gender diversity and inclusion

CGIAR is seeking an experienced gender, diversity and inclusion expert to support the development and delivery of workplace strategies, programs, and tools that seek to accelerate the creation of a more inclusive, diverse and engaging global workforce. Closing date: 23 June. Click for more information!

Deadline extended for BioInnovate Africa Fellowships for Women Scientists

The BioInnovate Africa Women’s Fellowship is an initiative to increase women’s involvement in bio-entrepreneurship and bioinnovation in eastern Africa. The fellowship provides opportunities for early and mid-career women scientists to work with and learn from the diverse BioInnovate Africa bioeconomy projects and networks. Deadline to apply or nominate: 13 May. Click for more information!

Gender specialist vacancies at Stanford University

The Global Center for Gender Equality at Stanford is recruiting for three permanent positions and building out an external consultancy bench for their gender mainstreaming/integration work. The nascent group aims to redefine the approach to global health and development by creating a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural network of researchers, policy makers, and practitioners to build on the evidence on what works…

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…