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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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The critical role of women in avoiding a Covid-19 “food pandemic” in sub-Saharan Africa

By Gaudiose Mujawamariya Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, Jun 24 2020 (IPS) – As infections with Covid-19 appear to be intensifying in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), fears of severe food shortages have prompted experts to warn that the region may be “on the brink of a hunger pandemic.” Efforts are intensifying to rally a major global response. But averting what some experts believe…

Engagement with local gender norms key for equitable, sustainable agricultural development, say experts

A provocative new article in the journal Development In Practice uses evidence from the global comparative research initiative GENNOVATE to make a powerful call for changing the way development researchers work to reach greater gender equity in agricultural innovations. The article authors, including CIMMYT researcher Lone Badstue and CGIAR Research Program Manager Victor Kommerell, point out that gender norms —  the social rules that…

Miriam Chipulu

Women-led biofortified food businesses: Advancing nutrition and health

HarvestPlus is proud to be working with enterprising women around the world who have created businesses from the ground up, often with very limited resources initially. They chose to invest in better nutrition for their families and their communities and take the mission forward by producing and selling nourishing biofortified products. Shais Foods in Zambia Miriam Chipulu is all smiles…

The new MOPAN report includes some old news about CGIAR

An international network of funders has just released its first assessment of CGIAR, the world’s largest public agricultural research network. The assessment was conducted by MOPAN, the Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network, a group run by 19 countries that share a common interest in assessing the effectiveness of the major multilateral organizations that they fund, […] The post The new…

Gender included from the ‘get go’ in global small-scale fisheries study

Daw Cho Mar salting freshwater fish in Papin village, Maubin township, Myanmar. Photo by Michael Akester. Gender experts from across the globe have sought out scarce sets of sex-disaggregated data for the Illuminating Hidden Harvests initiative, ensuri… The post Gender included from the ‘get go’ in global small-scale fisheries study appeared first on CGIAR.

Safeguarding Gender Integration In Research During The Covid-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented in its rapid transition from a localized public health emergency to a global calamity. This pandemic is shaping up to be an economic, political, and social watershed, accompanied by increased poverty and a potential… The post Safeguarding Gender Integration In Research During The Covid-19 Pandemic appeared first on CGIAR.

Safeguarding gender integration in research during the COVID-19 pandemic

How can researchers ensure that studies inform inclusive COVID-19 responses and that data collection during the pandemic avoids further marginalization? The post Safeguarding gender integration in research during the COVID-19 pandemic appeared first o… The post Safeguarding gender integration in research during the COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on CGIAR.

Vacancies

Opportunity: literature review on gender dynamics in seed systems

Would you like to contribute to the growing body of knowledge on gender dynamics in seed systems? The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is looking for a collaborator to conduct a semi-systematic literature review on gender dynamics in seed systems innovations. The review is a key output from the Integrated Seed System Development in Africa (ISSD-Africa) component on gender…

ILRI vacancy: Senior Gender Scientist – Strategic Research (closing date: 2 March 2020)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Senior Gender Scientist – Strategic Research to contribute to ILRI’s gender team by leading areas of change in gender and livestock. The position will focus on delivering evidence and interventions to partners and policymakers to enable positive outcomes for livestock keepers and owners. ILRI works to improve food and nutritional…

ILRI vacancy: Research Associate III – Gender (closing date: 17 February 2020)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a two (2) Research Associates to provide research support to the Gender Team at ILRI. This includes providing literature review, setting up studies, doing field work, data collection, analysis, synthesizing research findings and writing reports on gender and livestock, related to gender and livestock. ILRI works to improve food and nutritional…

ILRI vacancy: Post-Doctoral scientist – Gender (closing date: 2 March 2020)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral scientist to conduct analysis on women’s empowerment and livestock in Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam and Ethiopia. More specifically, the post-doc will undertake research to contribute to a growing body of evidence that ILRI is building on how livestock can constitute an important stepping stone for the empowerment of rural women…

ILRI vacancy: Gender scientist – Gender Research Economist (closing date: 2 March 2020)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Gender Research Economist to address gender dynamics, using quantitative data and the application of relevant economic and statistical models in developing regions of Asia and Africa. S/he will also be required to contribute to assessing strategies that stimulate the catalysing role of livestock in gender equality and to inform policy…

Vacancy: Science Manager, GENDER Platform (closed)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Science Manager to work with the GENDER Platform Director and the Platform management committee to plan strategies and develop goals for the platform. CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food-secure future. Our research is carried out by 15 Research Centers who are members…

Vacancy: Director, GENDER Platform (closed)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a visionary, dynamic, and creative Director for the CGIAR GENDER Platform. CGIAR is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food-secure future. Our research is carried out by 15 Research Centers who are members of CGIAR and is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving…

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.