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Funding opportunity: Fostering innovative business models for women’s financial inclusion

The second window of the Challenge Fund titled “Fostering innovative business models for women’s financial inclusion” will award up to US$1.8 million in matching grants to projects offering either an innovative approach or scaling-up an existing approach for financial service delivery to women in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam.  Closes 15 April 2016.


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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.