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Call for participation: Gender Mapping of Africa

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) are issuing a second call for participation for a survey to gather information for a “gendered map” of agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to better understand how to target water management and other agricultural interventions to women and men farmers.

This survey is an important tool for gathering the invaluable knowledge of gender and farming system experts and pooling this information in a centralized public resource. Documentation of gendered farming system knowledge online with the help of GIS tools can reach new audiences across the globe in a way that traditional publications have not; and we hope that this database will influence bilateral and multilateral program funding and CGIAR research.

If you consider yourself knowledgeable about a farming system in a country, state or district in Sub-Saharan Africa, we encourage you to fill out this 20-minute survey. Even if you cannot answer all the questions in the survey, we encourage you to fill in as much of the survey as you possibly can.

The survey can be accessed IN ENGLISH at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MRKR6RN.

Pour une version FRANCAISE: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZTTJ27T.

For survey participants who are interested to learn more about these topics, we are pleased to send a copy of the book “Household Decisions, Gender and Development: A Synthesis of Recent Research.”  To request the publication after completing the survey or if you need a hard copy of this survey, please contact Zhenya Karelina at: Z.Karelina@cgiar.org

To those who have already filled out the survey during the first round, we thank you very much and would be interested in hearing feedback about your experience with this activity. Please also contact us if you would like to obtain the book.

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this important activity!

Please share this survey link with your colleagues.


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Call for Papers: IV Workshop on Gender Economics

The IV Workshop on Gender Economics, co-sponsored by FEDEA and COSME, will
take place on May 26-27, 2011 at the Institute for Economic Analysis,
Barcelona, Spain.

The aim of the Workshop is to offer young researchers interested in gender economics a forum for the presentation and discussion of research papers representing current advances in the field. There will be 10 papers to be presented and discussed in the two-day conference. For more details, visit
<http://www.genderworkshop.com> http://www.genderworkshop.com

Submissions for presentation should include an abstract and, when possible, the paper itself in PDF format (one single file, including tables and figures). Preference will be given to submissions that include a complete
paper. There is no registration fee for participants. Lunch and dinner will be freely provided. Participants must pay their travel and accommodation expenses. For PhD students accommodation will be freely provided. It is necessary that his/her supervisor confirms the student status with a letter attached to the submission.
The submission deadline is March 1, 2011. Acceptance decisions will be communicated by the end of March.

Please, send your paper to cosme.aee@gmail.com (the Subject must contain SUBMISSION followed by your name).


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Call for Papers: Panel on the Diffusion of Women’s Rights Norms in Post-War Contexts

European Consortium for Political Research

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Call for Articles: Monday Developments

Scheduled article topics in our
March issue include (but are not limited to):

  • QDDR/PPD analysis: How will the recent U.S government reviews affect NGOs?
  • Gender and women’s empowerment: What can be done to level the playing field?
  • A review of the new Congress: Will the new Congressional landscape help or hinder foreign assistance?

Monday Developments is the premiere forum for discussions of international development and humanitarian relief. It features the latest issues, trends, controversies and best practices in the development and humanitarian assistance arena. Monday Developments is read nationally and internationally by development professionals, NGOs, volunteer organizations, students and academics, contractors, think tanks, the World Bank, the United Nations, USAID and other offices within the U.S. government.

Prior to submission, interested contributors should contact the managing editor, Chad Brobst, at cbrobst@interaction.org to discuss their ideas, submit a summary for approval and receive a copy of our writer guidelines. The magazine’s complete 2011 Editorial Calendar can be viewed here.


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Call for proposals: ASTI

The International Food Policy Research Institute’s ASTI initiative and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) are currently calling for proposals for papers for their jointly convened conference, “Agricultural R&D: Investing in Africa’s Future: Analyzing Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities,” to be held in Accra, Ghana, 5–7 December 2011. The deadline for paper proposals is 15 January, 2011.

The relevant details are available at http://www.asti.cgiar.org/ASTI-FARA-conference.
Further information about the conference will follow in due course.


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CALL FOR PAPERS: Feminist Economics Special Issue– Land, Gender and Food Security

To date, analyses of land acquisitions have not addressed gender implications of these processes. Given women’s important roles as producers and consumers of agricultural products in affected countries and the implications of gender equality for long-run growth, this is a critical lacuna in research. For this special issue, Feminist Economics encourages scholars from economics and related disciplines to submit papers that reveal gender impacts of the leases and acquisitions, including effects on women’s access to land, intrahousehold allocation, on-farm agricultural productivity, household food security, and investments in children’s well-being. Consideration of gender differences related to class, ethnicity, and location are encouraged. Feminist Economics especially welcomes submissions from the Global South and transition economies.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Gender and Climate Change 2011

Gender and Climate Change is an international conference that will seek to bring together the latest research in key areas of gender and climate change, to highlight impacts of climate change on women, and to draw together a body of knowledge for input into the 2011 United Nations Framework Convention (COP 17) and the Earth Summit 2012.

The complex couplings between human and natural systems that must be understood to respond to climate change, demands a robustly multi- and interdisciplinary approach to research. Furthermore, attention to the differential gendered impacts and opportunities of climate change requires a deeply intersectional approach in which the relevance of factors such as class and race are considered alongside gender. For this reason, the theme of this conference, recognizes the importance of engaging experts from multiple disciplines and engaging local and indigenous knowledges to address critical gender and climate change issues. Strong partnerships among researchers, policy-makers, and community stakeholders are essential for identifying and implementing promising, sustainable solutions that are relevant to the people who are most affected.

More information.

Deadline: November 30, 2010

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