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News from CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research

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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Rethinking gender and the destructive process

  When the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network met this week, little did they know that destruction would actually be written into the agenda. Albeit constructive, creative destruction of course. Disruptive technology, or disruption caused by technological innovation and change, is today’s tech-savvy way of denoting positive change in an unpredictable environment. But disruptive, destructive processes are also at…

Uncovering the complexity behind gender-sensitive research

Someone once told a story about how a foreign NGO wanted to support women in East Africa to become financially independent. One of the women had recently become a widow as her husband had passed away, leaving her as the new head of the household.

Why women? Why now?

Agricultural development efforts that do not address persistent gender gaps miss opportunities for greater impact. This synthesis written by researchers from IFPRI, CIAT, and World Agroforestry Centre reflects on key findings from integrated quantitative and qualitative analyses at the nexus of gender, agricultural development, and climate change.

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.