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The Gender & Food Policy Blog has migrated over to a new site. Please navigate over to Gender @ IFPRI for IFPRI gender news and resources:

http://gender.ifpri.info

Gender & Food Policy Blog posts are archived on this new site. We won’t be posting further here. Thanks!

 


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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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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.

RSPV here.

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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!


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UN Women Grants

UN Women Grants: Accepting applications

The United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women is accepting applications for its 20th grant cycle (2016) from civil society organizations and government authorities. Special attention will be paid to applications from women’s rights, women-led, and small organizations (including youth organizations) in recognition of the contribution these make to reaching women and girls at the grassroots level.

This year, the UN Trust Fund is looking to support organizations that qualify for funding under:

(a) the three programmatic areas of the UN Trust Fund’s 2015-2020 Strategy

(b) a “special window” addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the current refugee crisis

(c) those specifically invited to submit proposals.

See the UN Women homepage for criteria, eligibility requirements and application guidelines.


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Gender in Agriculture Partnership Special Issue: Gender in GCARD3

The Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP) has released a Special Issue of the GAP Newsletter on the occasion of the third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3), Johannesburg, 5-8 April 2016, considering the question, Why are Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment critical to strengthen Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages? Read the newsletter here.

 


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Gender project officer with Tanzania Natural Resource Forum

Click here to read the full Terms of Reference. The deadline to apply is April 11th.

With global attention focused on inequitable land-related investments, governments, donors, civil society, and the private sector have come together to improve land governance and investment practices. The African Union’s Guiding Principles on Large Scale Land Based Investments, the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), and other standards and principles are emblematic of the international community’s commitment to improving policy and practice leading to socially responsible land-related investments.
The Responsible Investments in Property and Land (RIPL) project contributes to these on-going global efforts by supporting the participation and empowerment of communities, governments, and investors in such investments. Significantly, RIPL is committed to facilitating gender-equitable investments in land to ensure that women and men are not harmed by such investments and that women and men share equally in the benefits of investments.
The primary output of the RIPL project, in partnership with local land tenure experts, is the development of how-to guides, called “Playbooks,” for each stakeholder group (one for communities, one for investors, and one for government). The Playbooks will be developed in two focus countries—Tanzania and Ghana. These country-specific Playbooks will, in turn, inform the development of Model Playbooks that can be used as templates in other countries.


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Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation: Technical Workshops on gender and irrigation

Reposted from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) website.

Upcoming workshops in Ghana (April 13-14) and Tanzania (April 20-21) will carry forward this dialogue and forge new networks of government agents and practitioners working at the interface of gender and irrigation. If you work in these countries and would like more information about these workshops, please contact Sophie Theis from IFPRI.

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On March 9-10, 2016, the first in a series of Feed the Future ILSSI workshops to strengthen capacity on gender and water was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (agenda, pdf), convened by the International Food Policy Research Institute, the International Water Management Institute, and the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Over 45 participants from the Ethiopian government, NGOs, and research institutes joined for two days of interactive presentations, trainings, and discussion on gender issues in agricultural water management. Workshop materials, including presentations and videos, can be accessed here (Day 1 and Day 2).

The workshop series was motivated by the fact that control over water is essential for productive agriculture, but we have limited knowledge about whether women’s water needs are being met. ILSSI is addressing this knowledge gap, through research and capacity building-for-development in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Ghana to identify the technological, economic, and cultural factors limiting women’s ability to irrigate.

 

The workshop involved presentations from the Women’s Affairs Directorate in the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Agricultural Transformation Agency, and IFPRI describing the state of knowledge on women’s access to water and the benefits of gender equality in water. A dozen NGOs and researchers shared case studies on their work overcoming barriers to women’s access to water. Presenters pointed out that women do have distinct needs that are not being met, and a one-size-fits all irrigation promotion policy is insufficient to achieve national gender equality, food security, and climate resilience goals. (Photo Credits: Apollo Habtamu/IWMI )

Building on early findings from qualitative and quantitative research in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania, the ILSSI team is developing a diagnostic checklist that water-related interventions can draw on to identify the key factors limiting women’s control over water. This instrument is being further refined through these workshops.

In the Ethiopia workshop, participants practiced using the checklist to apply gender concepts to the case study discussions. Participants expressed interest in using the checklist to promote dialogue with communities about solutions to gendered water needs and proposed using the checklist to inform Ministry of Agriculture gender mainstreaming guidelines.