Mainstreaming gender research is a fundamental part of ensuring that the CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) achieve major strategic results. In an effort to encourage systemwide collaboration and harness the collective knowledge of gender expertise, the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture network was first established in 2012. Currently, the network consists of approximately 140 members which includes a gender research coordinator from each CRP, a wider community of CGIAR researchers who have some responsibility for conducting gender research, program managers and communication specialists.
Engaging in collaborative strategic research activities and sharing methods, tools and knowledge is an essential part of the Network’s function. Whilst coordination across such a network with researchers and specialists from a variety of disciplines and locations is not an easy task, several initiatives are in place to facilitate this process and support the network, its members and overall purpose. Looking externally and leveraging both internal and external partnerships and knowledge is one such piece.
The first in a series of such initiatives is this curated list of news items from with the CGIAR and beyond, related to the broader theme of gender and agriculture. Aimed at a wider audience and just recently launched, this weekly round-up is an example of how information on related resources and research activities can be shared across the network. You can access it here: http://www.scoop.it/t/genderandagriculture.
If you would like to contribute to this curated list, please contact the Communications and Knowledge Management Coordinator for the CGIAR Gender Network at m.mascarenhas[at]cgiar.org. Please share it within your networks using the url provided.