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WEBINAR: Data and information management tools for the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Time: 09:00 a.m. EST

Background: The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) provides support on communications, data and information management to the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network. A key component of this initiative is to provide data and information management tools and systems to support the needs and requirements of the network and its members.

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to showcase how members of the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network can use two data management tools recently developed by CIAT.

The first is an inventory which aggregates gender research studies from across the CGIAR Consortium and displays it in an easily accessible central space. The second, is a navigator that shows how users can navigate the sex-disaggregated data matrix developed by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM), thereby allowing for a more in-depth search.

Feedback and input from this webinar will be used to further refine and improve these tools and the suite of support provided by CIAT to the gender network.

Presenter:  Leroy Mwanzia, Data and Information Manager, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Leroy leads CIAT’s  data and information management team which is responsible for managing the Center’s research data and outputs in line with the CGIAR Open Access and Data Management policy.  He has over 10 years of experience creating and working with large information management and data management systems. He previously worked with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, creating research data management systems.

About this webinar series: This is the third in a recent webinar series on issues related to gender and agriculture developed by the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network in collaboration with CGIAR Research Programs and partners. It has been designed as a knowledge sharing tool to facilitate learning and exchange.

Click here to register for the webinar.

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EVENT: INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

ingenaes symposium

REGISTER:  http://bit.ly/1XCwkr9

MORE INFO:  ingenaes.Illinois.edu/2017symposium


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TRAINING: Call for United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme

UNU-gest.jpgFor more information, see the attached call: UNU-GEST open call 2017

  1. United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training (UNU-GEST) Programme at the University of Iceland.

The UNU-GEST Programme at the University of Iceland is inviting government ministries and agencies, NGOs, civil society foundations and international development partners working in the field of gender equality to nominate and encourage promising young professionals to apply for a five-month fellowships in the 2017 Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in international gender studies. Attached is the nomination call and information on the UNU-GEST diploma programme.

The UNU-GEST programme invites organizations to co-sponsor a fellowship of local specialists in the area of gender equality in developing countries, conflict and post-conflict countries. To date, the fellows have been drawn from Afghanistan, Malawi, Mozambique, Palestine, Ghana, South Africa and Uganda. There may be opportunities for linking fellowships to Joint Programme-supported activities, particularly for the applied project that the fellows undertake during their programme.

Nominations must be received no later than 1 June 2016 at: http://gest.unu.edu/en/education/diploma-programme/admission. The nomination form is directly accessible from this link: http://gest.unu.edu/en/education/diploma-programme/admission/form-for-nomination-of-fellowships.

Please feel free to forward this call to appropriate partners.  Please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Kristjana Sigurbjörnsdóttir, project manager at UNU-GEST (kristjanas@hi.is) for further information.

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Women and Foreign Policy: The Supply and Demand of Women and Energy

The U.S. Department of State presents,
in cooperation with the George Washington University Global Women’s Institute,

 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 PM
George Washington University

Funger Hall, Room 108
2001 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Sustainable economic growth relies on stable and sufficient energy sources, as well as women’s economic participation. But how are these issues connected? What are the challenges for women in accessing energy? And how can women’s representation in the traditionally male-dominated energy sector help drive progress on the global goals?

For the fourth event in the “Women and Foreign Policy” series, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Cathy Russell, in cooperation with the George Washington University Global Women’s Institute, will convene experts, policymakers, and practitioners to tackle these questions.

This event is open to the public. Doors will open at 1:30 PM.
Light refreshments to follow.

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Event, May 4: More gender equality and justice in climate action

You are warmly invited to an event with CDKN, ODI, Practical Action Consulting and the Institute for Development Studies:

‘More equality and justice in climate action’

 

Date: 4th May 2016, at Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ

14:00 – 15:30 UK time (GMT+1) with international livestreaming, followed by a reception

Please register to attend in person or to take part online.

 

Why does gender equality matter in climate related programming? What does “inclusive” programming look like, in practice? And, do climate programmes in cities pose any special challenges or opportunities for advancing gender equality? 

These are some of the questions that our expert panel will debate and invite you to discuss at this interactive event.

Speakers will present – and respond to – the findings of leading-edge research that aims to address major knowledge gaps on the gender dimensions of climate change mitigation, adaptation and development. Commissioned by CDKN, the research was carried out by a cross-cultural team at Practical Action Consulting and IDS Sussex. The study involved field work in urban areas of Peru, Kenya and India.

The team will launch three country reports, ‘How do gender approaches improve climate compatible development: Lessons from India, Kenya and Peru’.

ODI and CDKN will also launch the cross-cutting report, in association with Practical Action Consulting and IDS: ’10 things to know…about gender equality and achieving climate goals.’

 

The findings uncover a range of drivers and constraints to integrating gender approaches in climate programming in cities. The research demonstrates how gender sensitive approaches can increase gender equality and so pave the way for better overall climate and development outcomes — and contributing to wider social development goals.

This event will gather experts from the social development, climate change and disaster risk reduction communities.

Donors will learn about the value of setting gender equality as a requirement in climate programming and funding allocation. Other stakeholders involved in climate and development projects – such as non-governmental organisations, researchers and academics – can learn how to design and deliver more inclusive projects, and so avoid perpetuating gender inequality.

Chair:

Colin McQuistan, Practical Action – Senior Advisor on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

Speakers:

  • Dr. Andrew Norton, IIED –Director
  • Reetu Sogani, Practitioner/ Researcher on Gender, Traditional Knowledge & Climate change from India
  • Dr. Virginie Le Masson, ODI – Research Fellow
  • Sam Bickersteth, CDKN- CEO

With representative from DFID, Climate and Environment Department

Please register to attend in person or to take part online. Participants who wish to join remotely by livestream will have a chance to pose questions to the speakers in writing.


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Webinar – Beyond Male Engagement: Creating Male Champions for Women’s Economic Empowerment

 

 

Beyond Male Engagement: Creating Male Champions for Women’s Economic Empowerment

In order to shift gender norms, it is important to meaningfully include men in the conversation, but how do you move beyond engagement and towards behavior change?

This webinar will discuss technical best practices and promising approaches to promote men’s participation in women’s economic empowerment.

The panelists will highlight specific approaches and methods being utilized by The SEEP Network and MenEngage Alliance members in the field, highlighting innovative tools, trainings, activities, and programming that promote male champions for women’s economic empowerment.

Speakers and Details >>

Join us for a webinar!

Beyond Male Engagement: Creating Male Champions for Women’s Economic Empowerment

Wednesday, May 4
9:30 – 10:30 am
US EST

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This webinar is hosted by SEEP’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Working Group, as a part of its “Innovations in Women’s Economic Empowerment” webinar series.

 


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Webinar, May 3: Gender and Social Protection

 

SAVE THE DATE
socialprotection.org presents:
The Gender and Social Protection Webinar Series
commencing with:
Gender and Social Protection:
Current Issues and Policy Trends

organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UNDP’sInternational Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (the IPC-IG).
 We invite you to register for the webinar.
The webinar will take place on 3 May, at 9am – 10:30am (Washington DC), and will address the following topics:
• Gender equality and women’s empowerment in terms of poverty reduction strategies, particularly in rural areas.
• The impact on gender relations within the household and in the community.
• Social protection interventions and services that matter the most for women, particularly rural women.
• Complementary services that can make a difference in enabling gender equality and women’s economic and social empowerment.
• Gaps in research on social protection programmes.
 
We also invite you to join the Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Online Community to continue the webinar discussion and learn more about how social protection programmes contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Community is administered by the IPC-IG and the FAO. You will also be able to stay up-to-date on the Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Webinar Series.
Take this 1 minute Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Survey to ensure The Gender and Social Protection Webinar Series features content you are interested in!Webinar Panelists and Schedule:

9 – 9:30:
Speaker: Nicola Jones (Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute)

9:30 – 9:45:
Speaker: Agnes Quisumbing (Senior Research Fellow, The International Food Policy Research Institute)

9:45 – 9:55:
Discussant & Moderator: Ana Paula de la O Campos (Gender Policy Officer,Food and Agriculture Organization)

9:55 – 10:30:
Questions from the audience
Date: May 3 2016
Time: 9am – 10:30am
(Washington DC) 

Register for the Webinar!