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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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Webinar: Gender considerations in today’s post COP 21 environment; what’s missing?

February 22, 2016 at 10:00 am EST

Register here: bit.ly/1TXgOEj

The first in a new 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, this webinar focuses on what’s missing in terms of gender considerations in today’s post COP 21 environment. Based on work carried out by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS, led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), join our speakers as they discuss their experiences regarding the need for greater recognition of women’s active role in agriculture and climate change adaptation and mitigation from three different policy perspectives.


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CGIAR announces 2nd call for gender postdoctoral fellowships (2016-2017)

CGIAR announces a 2nd call for gender postdoctoral fellowships (2016-2017) to integrate gender in technical areas with an emphasis on plant and animal breeding. See the announcement here.


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CGIAR Roots, Tubers, and Bananas Research Program seeks Social Science Fellow – Gender Research

The CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) seeks an early career stage social scientist as postdoctoral fellow, knowledgeable in the analysis of gender in agricultural development contexts, to introduce gender analysis and gender action research into RTB’s program in Vietnam, especially its collaborative research with other CRPs (e.g. climate change, humid tropics) working in the country.

The position: This position will help the Program widen the contribution of RTB crops to food security and poverty reduction in ways that equitably benefit rural women and men and help retain the involvement of youth in agriculture and agro-enterprise. The selected scientist will adapt and apply lessons learnt in the CGIAR gender norms studies and other gender work in Bangladesh in a more explicit climate change context in Vietnam, through building on existing cross-CRP collaboration between RTB and the CRP Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). She/he will also contribute to strengthening gender responsive approaches in the CRP-Humidtropics work in highland extended mixed farming systems in Vietnam. The position will be based at the CIAT Asia Regional Office in Hanoi, Vietnam. The successful candidate will undergo a short orientation visit to Bangladesh at the beginning of the assignment. He/she will be jointly supervised between CIP’s Leader of Social and Health Sciences and Innovation Systems and CIAT’s Director for Asia, based in Hanoi.

Read the full announcement here.


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IFPRI is recruiting an Associate Research Fellow for gender analysis in value chain research

Please read the full job announcement here, and follow this link for more IFPRI career opportunities. 

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow for a two-year, fixed term, renewable appointment in its Poverty Health and Nutrition Division (PHND). The Associate Research Fellow will assist in strengthening the gender analysis in value chain research in the CGIAR.

Recognizing that gender is one of the main ways that agriculture influences nutritional outcomes, the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) has initiated a series of cross-CRP activities to strengthen understanding of gender-agriculture-nutrition linkages, build capacity to do gender-nutrition research, and catalyze joint research across-CRPs.  In partnership with the Livestock and Fish and Grain Legumes CRPs, A4NH is also working to integrate nutrition into CGIAR value chain research, where women’s and men’s roles in decision making, their level of participation, and asset ownership need to be taken into consideration to understand how value chain interventions may influence nutritional outcomes.

The Fellow will help bring these streams of work together, bringing a value-chain lens to the cross-CRP gender-agriculture-nutrition work and a gender lens to the empirical research on assessing the impacts of value-chain interventions on nutrition and other key outcomes. The Fellow will also be an integral member of project teams in other CRPs, and will be expected to spend approximately four months per year at other CGIAR centers or field sites, particularly in East Africa, which is a focus region for this work.


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Employment: Gender and Development (CIMMYT)

Here is the new career opportunity for a social scientist interested in gender and development issues in maize and wheat systems in the developing regions. We are looking for an applied social scientist with relevant skills in gender analysis for in-depth understanding of gender and development issues and developing solutions working with a multidisciplinary team of scientists. The main research areas where gender will be a cross-cutting theme include:

  •  Analysis of the drivers of change and options for agricultural productivity growth, food security and sustainable intensification in cereal based systems.
  • Improving the understanding of farmers’ economic incentives and adoption constraints under different agro-ecological and socioeconomic settings.
  • Improving the understanding of intra-household decision making processes and their impacts on the gender-specific welfare of individuals in farming households.
  • Analysis of gender-differentiated technology adoption pathways and their impacts on poverty and food security for targeting technology and policy interventions.
  • Developing institutional innovations for enhancing gender-equitable access to and use of promising technologies, inputs and output markets for income growth and food security.
  • Policy options for supporting the development and diffusion of climate smart and sustainable agriculture for enhancing adaptation and reducing vulnerability to climate change in maize and wheat systems.

The successful candidate will work in any of these areas supporting CRP Maize, CRP Wheat, and other projects (e.g. Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa). Attached is the detailed job advert and appreciate your assistance in sharing this widely within your networks and encouraging potential candidates to apply.

Also available at http://www.cimmyt.org/en/about-us/job-opportunities


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Event: ILRI Workshop on Gender & Market-Oriented Agriculture–Research to practice

An ILRI workshop on Gender and Market-oriented Agriculture is scheduled from January 31st to February 2nd in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The workshop’s objectives are:

1)To bring together researchers, practitioners, private sector and donors that have been working on efforts to promote market oriented agriculture in which gender is an integral component, to share lessons

2) To synthesize lessons on what works in integrating gender and promoting women to participate in and benefit from agricultural markets

3) To collate empirical evidence of the poverty, equity, food security and nutritional impacts of market-oriented agriculture

4) To begin to build a new paradigm for market-oriented research and funding that serves the interests of women

More information.

Deadline for registration: November 15, 2010