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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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7(+1) Ways to improve research on the impact of women’s empowerment on child nutrition

Is there no link between women’s empowerment and child nutrition? The evidence between women’s empowerment and child nutrition has been limited and inconclusive. This blog puts forward eight recommendations for future research to ensure more useful findings in this burgeoning field, and better design programs that support both women’s empowerment for healthier mothers and children.

Gender equality in rural Africa, from commitments to outcomes

How can Africa enhance gender equality and fulfill important development goals? Researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute discuss key insights from the 2019 Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) Annual Conference.

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 December 19th, 2019, 2-3.15pm. 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,…

How is economic security linked to gender-based violence?

Poverty is a driver of gender based violence and interventions that increase economic security may be a promising solution to reducing gender based violence. In this blog post, researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute share new insights from the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum 2019.

Why gender matters in forest restauration

Keeping a focus on the ‘who’ is essential if local people are to benefit equitably from restoration on the short and long term. Scientists from Bioversity International, the International Food Policy Research Institute, and the International Water Management Institute organized a session during the 8th World Conference on Ecological Restoration that placed people and social equity squarely at the center of the restoration discourse. Click to learn more!

Vacancy: Research Officer in Development Economics (deadline: 31 January 2020)

Cheryl Doss is hiring a research officer, to be based in Oxford, to work with her on developing and analysing a household survey interviewing multiple people within the household about decision-making around water in Ethiopia and Kenya.  The person needs field experience implementing household surveys and familiarity with intrahousehold decision-making. It is a great opportunity for a recent Ph.D. with the…

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Advancing gender equality through agriculture and natural resource management

What does research reveal about how agriculture and natural resource management can advance gender equality? And why is it important to ask this question, rather than the more standard question of what gender analysis brings to agriculture and natural resource management? This was the focus of an Oct. 30 policy seminar, organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and…

Vacancies

Vacancy: Research Officer in Development Economics (deadline: 31 January 2020)

Cheryl Doss is hiring a research officer, to be based in Oxford, to work with her on developing and analysing a household survey interviewing multiple people within the household about decision-making around water in Ethiopia and Kenya.  The person needs field experience implementing household surveys and familiarity with intrahousehold decision-making. It is a great opportunity for a recent Ph.D. with the…

Vacancy: Postdoctoral Associate – Gender in Agriculture at Cornell University

International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (IPCALS) is searching for a highly motivated postdoctoral associate interested in gender research in agriculture. The position will be supporting gender research within multiple large international agricultural research projects, as well as capacity building for gender responsive research. Position open until filled.

Call for proposals: gender dynamics in seed systems, gender dimensions of access to high quality non-hybrid seed for African smallholders

CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research together with the Integrated Seed System Development (ISSD) released a call for research proposals that look into sustainable business models for seed distribution reach the diversity of farmers engaging in smallholder production, including both women and men of different social categories. Click to find out more!

Vacancy: women’s leadership trainer

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is looking for a Consultant Trainer to support the #VALUE4HER programme that seeks to improve the leadership capacity of women business leaders and owners. Deadline for applications: 7 October. Click for more information.

IWMI is looking for a gender consultant (closing date: 28 August 2019)

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) on behalf of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems is seeking highly skilled gender consultant experts to strengthen capacity on gender transformative approaches of selected WLE projects and teams in ways that align with the program’s research for development guiding principles. Click to learn more!

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.