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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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EMPLOYMENT: Gender Postdoctoral Fellow – Livestock Plus (CIAT)

Gender Postdoctoral Fellow- Livestock Plus

CIAT is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to address the key research question: How can Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) be designed and implemented to promote inclusiveness, social equity and decrease existing gender gaps?

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to work closely with a team of researchers from CIAT and partner organizations to include gender research in the LivestockPlus project. This project, which is part of the CCAFS, aims to reduce emissions from the cattle sector by promoting sustainable agricultural systems that include tropical forages and improved animal feeding practices.

Specifically, the Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to investigate gender roles and inequalities in the cattle sector in Costa Rica and Colombia as a baseline exercise. Then, work in collaboration with the LivestockPlus team to determine how various NAMAs may impact gender roles and inequalities and how gender relations may impact the uptake of NAMAs by farmers in the cattle sector.

The position will be based at CIAT Headquarters in Palmira, Colombia.


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Visiting researcher position: CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network Communications support

The visiting researcher will support the Communications and Knowledge Management Coordinator for the Gender Network and be responsible for generating, editing and curating content and special features, including social media for the gender network’s website and related online channels, with the aim of increasing the sites’ effectiveness in attracting and engaging with target audiences such as network members and donors.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume (less than 2 pages), and names and email addresses of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience.

All correspondence should be addressed to Martina Mascarenhas (m.mascarenhas@cgiar.org) and must include “Visiting Researcher: CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research network Communications” in the subject line.

Applications received after 30 April 2016 will not be considered. To learn more about the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network visit: gender.cgiar.org.


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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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Does Uganda sufficiently address gender inequalities in climate policies? (via CCAFS)

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) together with partners International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), recently released an Info Note analyzing Uganda’s climate and development policies from a gender perspective. Feel free to explore the following resources:

Download Info Note: Gender and Climate Change in Uganda: Effects of Policy and Institutional Frameworks
Read accompanying blog: Does Uganda sufficiently address gender inequalities in climate policies?


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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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CIAT recruiting a Gender Research Coordinator (Colombia)

CIAT is looking to hire a Gender Research Coordinator to provide intellectual leadership to guide research on gender and agriculture across thematic areas of CIAT.

Please see full details on the position here: http://ciat.cgiar.org/jobs/gender-research-coordinator