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Change in the Making

The CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network has begun a series of progress reports, called Change in the Making. Prepared in close consultation with gender researchers across the Consortium, the first issue of the series, launched today to mark #Rural Women’s Day 2015 focuses on gender-equitable control over productive assets and resources.

Rural Women’s Day 2015

October 15 is the UN designated International Day of Rural Women. This day recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.” CGIAR has committed itself to making a critical difference in gender equity in agriculture.

Rural Women’s Day: it’s not only for women

October 15th has been declared International Day of Rural Women by the United Nations Organization (UN). It’s a day to celebrate rural women and leave behind their portrayal as victims; a day to look beyond limitations to acknowledge the valuable opportunities they bring about; to present them as empowered agents of change rather than as marginalized groups; and, above all,…

Setting the record straight: Matrilineal does not equal matriarchal

Matrilineal societies are often mistakenly connected with female empowerment. In the development sphere, many assume that women in these societies have more rights and access to property.  But in light of Rural Women’s Day (October 15), as an anthropologist, I feel the need to raise a red flag.

Gender and Sustainability: A Matter of Balance

Rumor has it that women are naturally the more environmentally conscious sex. As farmers, mothers, and “keepers of the earth” they are the ones who selflessly care for the planet and are the ones who will bear the disproportionate burden as it is degraded. But is this really true?

Ethnic minority focus during Humidtropics workshop in Hanoi

Given that ethnic minorities have specific norms, values and needs, we need to develop approaches to agricultural interventions that are socially and culturally acceptable and adaptable for them. At the same time, it is necessary to shift the existing …

Definitions of gender research for CRP gender budgets

First prepared by the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network, and updated in June 2015, this is guidance document for CGIAR Science Leaders and Gender Researchers on planning and integrating gender into CRP budgeting and reporting. The definitions provided and referred to comes from CGIAR Gender Scoping Study (2010), which used the following definitions that have also been incorporated into…

Vacancies

ILRI vacancy: Research Associate III -Gender (Closing date: 30 July 2020)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Research Associate -Gender to coordinate the design and implement gender components of various projects in ILRI, Hanoi Office, Vietnam. ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15…

ILRI vacancy: Team Leader, Gender (Closing date: 15 August 2020)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Team Leader, Gender scientist with a passion for establishing and leading innovative work in world class livestock gender research in the developing world, to lead a growing team of gender researchers. ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe…

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…