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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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CCAFS works with a variety of institutions in Guatemala to include a gender perspective in agricultural initiatives. Photo: J.D. Martínez (CCAFS)

Agriculture, food security and climate change with a gender lens

There is an increasing awareness of the importance of adapting agricultural systems and rural livelihoods to the challenges caused by climate change. This awareness has come hand in hand with the need to guarantee that both men and women—of different ages and ethnicities—can adapt equally to the effects of climate change. And while, in recent years, the importance of integrating gender issues…

Village mapping and power ranking with women in Kailali District, Nepal, 2015 (photo credit: E. Karki)

Power within – a ‘critical element’ in measuring women’s empowerment

By Floriane Clément, senior research fellow at Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) and Corey O’Hara, researcher at the International Nutrition Foundation. Introduction Agricultural programs are increasingly measuring women’s empowerment at the household level through standardised tools that can be used across countries and over time. In this blog, we argue that such tools should go beyond agency. Feminist…

Differences in women’s and men’s conservation of cacao agroforests in coastal Ecuador

In this article, Trent Blare (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center – CIMMYT) and Pilar Useche (University of Florida) show how preferences for agroforest conservation differ between men and women. The authors demonstrate how more inclusive land-use decisions may lead to the use of more sustainable farming practices and warn that policies that encourage inclusive land ownership do not necessarily…

Webinar about linking climate change, gender and nutrition: approaches, highlights and the way forward (Sept 17)

In this webinar, panelists from the International Food Policy Research Institute and USAID will share the approaches that the Gender, Climate Change and Nutrition Integration Initiative. They will presents findings and discusses with the audience how to strengthen and scale up integration at USAID and with partners. The webinar takes place on 17 September at 9.30-11h EDT. Click to register!

Webinar on aflatoxins: climate, gender and nutritional Linkages (Sept 12)

In this webinar, panelists from the International Food Policy Research Institute, USAID and partners will discuss how aflatoxins relate to climate change, gender and nutrition. It will discuss the consequences of rising levels of aflatoxins and strategies already underway to address these challenges. The webinar takes place on 12 Sept on 9.30-11h EDT, click to register!

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!

Novel Kenyan insurance programs recognized for helping women as well as men pastoral herders

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the World Bank implemented a pilot livestock insurance program for vulnerable pastoralists. This program, called Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI), in recent years has been expanded by a government-run Kenya and are offering pastoral women as well as men some relief. This is particularly important as climate change is putting Africa’s pastoral livestock systems at increasing…

Vacancies

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.

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!