Platform team

GENDER is CGIAR’s Platform designed to put gender equality at the forefront of global agricultural research for development. It is hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Platform Director – Nicoline de Haan

Nicoline de Haan
Nicoline de Haan is the Director of the CGIAR GENDER Platform.

Nicoline de Haan is a senior researcher and previously served as the leader of the gender team at ILRI. She has over 15 years of expertise in gender, rural livelihoods, agriculture, and natural resource management. In her present position she is responsible for leading the work on gender and livestock to ensure equitable development. Before ILRI, she lead the work on gender, poverty and institutions under the CGIAR program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) examining the implications of inequity in access and control over natural resources, and finding options to ensure inclusive benefit sharing. In her previous position at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) she led the global socio-economic team on animal health, where her main responsibility was reducing the impact of animal diseases on the livelihoods of smallholders, and especially women impacted by avian influenza. She has a master’s in development sociology from Wageningen Agricultural University, and a PhD in rural sociologist from University of Missouri, Colombia.

Upcoming opportunities

Opportunities to join the CGIAR GENDER Platform team will be announced in early 2020.