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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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Webinar: Gender dynamics in formal seed system in sub-Saharan Africa and worldwide lessons

The CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research is hosting and organizing the webinar ‘Gender dynamics in formal seed system in sub-Saharan Africa and worldwide lessons‘ on November 21st, 2.00-3.30pm CEST. The webinar is organized in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Maize. REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR Background Improved maize seed is essential for African farming systems because of its…

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!

Integrating “gender” in research for development: How you interpret the term can shape project achievements

The authors summarize below analyses of how gender approaches were applied in three different CIMMYT projects in Africa and Asia. In particular, we examine the differing interpretations of “gender” by scientists, staff and participants and how each interpretation affected interventions, strategies and project outcomes. They also show what happened as the understanding of gender and related concepts evolved over each…

Rural women building resilience (Vol. 3, Issue 7)

This year’s theme for IDRW is Rural Women and Girls Building Climate Resilience. The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) maintains as a priority cross-cutting theme the advancement of gender equality and social inclusion. Click to find out what this latest FTA newsletter entails!

CCAFS celebrates International Day of Rural Women

This International Day of Rural Women, learn how researchers from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) work with farmers and organizational partners to implement gender inclusive climate services in Vietnam.

In discussion: Discussing Pro-WEAI and efforts towards supporting rural women

As we mark International Day of Rural Women 2019, Hazel Malapit, Senior Research Coordinator at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and A4NH’s Gender Research Coordinator, and Ramona Ridolfi, Regional Gender Advisor, Asia Pacific Office, Helen Keller International, sat down to discuss the project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI) and what it has meant for efforts towards supporting…

Husband and wife harvest potato. Photo credit J. Okonya/CIP

Study sheds new light on roles of women and men on RTB farms

Results from a household survey of farmers in Rwanda and Burundi challenge our stereotypes about how women and men engage in growing roots, tubers and bananas. In male-headed households, decision-making and labor-provision were most of the time joint efforts by men and women, while in female-headed households, men made most of the decisions and supplied most of the labor. Click…

Vacancies

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.

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…

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…

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.