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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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Lindiwe Sibanda to speak at the 2016 Justice for Women Lecture

Dr. Lindiwe Sibanda, a global leader in the sustainable farming movement and the fight to end hunger and food insecurity, will present the 2016 Justice for Women Lecture. The Lecture will take place on Thursday, March 24th at 7:00 pm at the Abromson Community Education Center.

Call for papers: Migration, gender and agrarian change in the Global South

The International Water Management Institute has published a call for papers for a panel session on “Migration, gender and agrarian change in the Global South” at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) conference from August 31st to September 2nd in London. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2016.

World Bank Group Launches New Gender Data Products

Earlier this week, the World Bank Ground relaunched its gender data portal. In addition to standard information, new indicators include the percentage in a given economy of businesses with female ownership or top management, percentage of men and women holding mobile phone accounts, percentage of men and women who saved any money over the preceding year, and proportion of women…

Land rights and productivity in matrilineal societies

As the other contributors to the Thrive discussion “What would it take to strengthen women’s land rights” affirmed: strengthening women’s land rights enhances their investments in land productivity. So what happens in matrilineal societies? What are incentives for women and men to invest in higher land productivity?

Winner of the inaugural Paula Kantor Award announced

Earlier today, the International Center for Research on Women announced the winner of the inaugural Paula Kantor Award for Excellence in Field Research. After careful consideration by a diverse panel of judges, the award will be conferred to Dr. Soumya Gupta- a post-doctoral fellow with the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative at Cornell University.

Linking agriculture and health through the gender lens

In this interview with the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), Kelly Jones, Research Fellow with the Markets, Trade and Institutions Division at IFPRI shares an overview of gender issues in health research and then speaks about her recent research that traces how livelihood shocks increase HIV transmission.

2015: a year in review

Significant progress has been made in 2015, despite many sudden obstacles, limited resources and unlimited requests, however, there is much more to be done in the sphere of gender and agriculture, to take into account the interests of both women and men to ensure an equitable future for us all. #genderinag

It’s the ‘time away from home’ that women consider in Ethiopia

It is well documented that acquiring agricultural knowledge by women farmers in smallholder systems is a critical driver for improving agricultural production, closing gender gaps in agricultural productivity, with extended gains in enhancing household food security, nutrition security as well as income generation. These are important goals in the strategic results framework of the CGIAR as well as the Sustainable…

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.