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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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New grant equips researchers to advance gender-responsive agricultural research in sub-Saharan Africa

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GREAT (Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation) is a new project that will equip researchers to create more inclusive and effective agricultural systems by addressing the priorities of both women and men in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

 Achieving greater parity among women and men in sub-Saharan Africa so they more equally share the benefits of agricultural research is the goal of an initiative announced today, on International Women’s Day, in the spirit of the Pledge for Parity campaign.

The $5M grant to equip researchers to create more inclusive and effective agricultural systems by addressing the priorities of both women and men in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has been awarded to Cornell University, in partnership with Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation, or GREAT, will deliver training to agricultural researchers from SSA in the theory and practice of gender-responsive research in the key areas of root, tuber, and banana breeding; grain and legume breeding; small ruminant breeding; dairy and legume value chains; nutrition and food systems; knowledge exchange (extension); and agricultural mechanization.

“Women play critical roles in food production and processing, but their input is frequently overlooked by agricultural researchers,” said Hale Ann Tufan, gender specialist and adjunct professor with International Programs in Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, who will lead the project for Cornell. “Gender-blind research projects and products inadvertently increase the burden on women and limit the potential positive impact of research outputs.”

“GREAT will increase opportunities for equitable participation and the sharing of benefits from agricultural research and improve the outcomes for smallholder women farmers, entrepreneurs, and farmer organizations across sub-Saharan Africa,” said Margaret Mangheni, associate professor at Makerere University who has over 20 years of experience with gender-sensitive agricultural development projects in Uganda and across Africa. Mangheni will lead the project at Makerere.

GREAT will train researchers to address the priorities of both women and men when setting project goals, implementing projects, and measuring and communicating project outcomes.

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Training program for social scientists on gender and agriculture research

A training program on Researching Gender and Agriculture is being held in Nairobi over 2016. Applications are due at the end of February.  Participants are responsible for all costs. See the flyer for more information:  Researching Gender and Agriculture pdf


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New UN Women online training: How to manage gender-responsive evaluation

This new UN Women eLearning course has 9 modules that aim to support those initiating, managing and/or using gender-responsive evaluations by providing direction, advice and tools for every step in the evaluation process: planning, preparation, conduct, reporting, evaluation use and follow up.
The course is intended to complement the UN Women Evaluation Handbook, a practical handbook to help those initiating, managing and/or using gender-responsive evaluations by providing direction, advice and tools for every step in the evaluation process: planning, preparation, conduct, reporting, evaluation use and follow up.
While the course is open to anyone around the world, the primary audience is UN Women staff, in particular M&E Officers/focal points and other staff that manage evaluations, and the senior management involved in evaluation processes. However, it may also be useful to international development evaluators and professionals, particularly those working on gender equality, women’s empow­erment and human rights.
The course takes approximately 9 hours to complete. After completing the course participants receive a certificate of completion.  We invite you to enroll in the course today!


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New online course on gender-sensitive governance: what does it look like and how can we work towards it?’

This free web-based course offered by BRIDGE, Institute of Development Studies, and the Gender Hub provides participants with a general grounding in the current concepts of governance from a gender perspective and offers some examples and resources for applying these within key governance institutions, with a focus on governments.

Course objectives: Why does gender matter for governance? How can we expose gender-blind institutions and processes? What strategies have enhanced the opportunities and outcomes for women and girls in government processes? What can we learn from this and how can we integrate this into our own work?

This pilot course aims to support development practitioners who are working to strengthen gender equality in relation to governance processes in their workplace. To support them this course seeks to equip participants with an introductory knowledge that can help them to take forward strategies for positive change.

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Training Opportunity: Designing for Behavior Change in Agriculture and Gender

The TOPS (Technical and Operational Performance Support) program is hosting a five-day Designing for Behavior Change in Agriculture and Gender training in Washington, D.C., November 3-7.

The Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) framework helps practitioners to identify behavioral determinants and create a behavior change strategy in their programs. This training will equip participants to utilize the entire DBC framework. There is no cost to attend the training.

Learn more and register by Oct. 8 for the training here.