CGIAR Gender

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research

News from CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research

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

CGIAR Community

Photo: Icaro Cooke Vieira/CIFOR 

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…

Carly Nichols presents her research at ANH Academy Week 2019 (Photo credit: Elena Martinez/IFPRI)

Digging deeper into gender and equity at ANH academy week

At this year’s ANH Academy Week conference in Hyderabad, India, 350 representatives from 33 countries came together to discuss the challenges of improving agriculture, nutrition, and health around the world. Gender and equity were persistent themes across the conference’s oral presentations, posters, learning labs, and side events. 

From top spots to bottom needs, how ‘gender research hotspots’ can magnify impact

By Nitya Chanana, consultant gender and social inclusion at the CGIAR Research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Gender researchers are often required to work on large projects covering multiple locations, each with unique socio-economic, agricultural, climatic and geographical features. We often shortlist the logistically most suitable research areas, often based on our organizations’ presence. This common…

Ruth Meinzen-Dick (photo credit: IFPRI)

Ruth Meinzen-Dick receives Elinor Ostrom Award

The CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) is excited to congratulate colleague Ruth Meinzen-Dick with the 2019 Elinor Ostrom Award on Collective Governance of the Commons! Dr. Meinzen-Dick is a co-leader of PIM’s Flagship 5: Governance of Natural Resources and a member of the Program’s Management Committee. With over 150 peer reviewed publications, Dr. Meinzen-Dick is widely cited for her research on…

Naila Kabeer’s Seeds of Change harvest: a ‘simple’ question of respect and equality

During the Seeds of Change conference, we approached several people from the ‘Gender in Agriculture’ crowd to interview them on their work, on their insights about the conference and their outlook on the next frontiers of our field of research. Find an overview of all conference related outputs here. In this very special interview, we are privileged to feature eminent scholar…

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research newsletter. Issue #10, June 2019

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research Newsletter June 2019, issue 10

Here is the tenth issue of the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research’s quarterly newsletter! This is a special issue covering the recent ‘Seeds of Change’ conference, as usual prefaced by Rhiannon Pyburn, Coordinator of the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research, for a broad sweep of recent news on the CGIAR Gender Platform and Research front! For this special…

Katrina Kosec (photo credit: IFPRI)

The Pulse: Katrina Kosec

What is on the minds of leading CGIAR researchers as they integrate gender perspectives in pursuit of system-wide objectives? More rigorous research is needed on the drivers of gender norms, with particular attention to norms which tend to limit women’s decision-making authority and ability to participate fully in economic and civic life. A host of factors may contribute to norm change.…

Juan Gonzalo Jaramillo Mejia (photo credit: J. Jaramillo)

Seeds of Change harvest: “We need to work with BOTH women and men” – Juan Gonzalo Jaramillo (formerly CIMMYT)

During the Seeds of Change conference, we approached several people from the ‘Gender in Agriculture’ crowd to interview them on their work, on their insights about the conference and their outlook on the next frontiers of our field of research. Find an overview of all conference related outputs here. In this interview, we feature Juan Gonzalo Jaramillo Mejia, currently a staff at…

(photo credit: REACH?)

Considering gender in irrigation: Technology adoption for women farmers

Access to water is a primary concern and challenge for many rural households, whether for drinking and domestic use, or irrigation and livestock use. With climate change driving changing rainfall patterns in many rural geographies, access to small-scale irrigation systems is becoming an increasingly important tool for reducing farm production risks and improving the well-being of small-scale farmers. But not…

Maasai woman feeding her child milk (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann).

Research approaches required for supporting the empowerment of pastoral dairy women

The especially rich and clearly written results of a livestock-gender-nutrition study in Tanzania deserve wide attention. As the paper’s authors explain: ‘In the context of empowerment and nutrition studies have found that when women earn an income in the household, child and household nutrition are more likely to improve than when men earn an income… However, the mechanisms through which…

Vacancies

Photo: Icaro Cooke Vieira/CIFOR 

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…

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…

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!