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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.

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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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Webinar: The Abbreviated Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (A-WEAI) – September 23

IFPRI will be hosting a webinar “The Abbreviated Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (A-WEAI)” on September 23rd from  9:30-11:00 am EST.  More information about the session and a link to register is below.

This webinar will focus on the newly-launched abbreviated version of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (A-WEAI). The A-WEAI is a shorter, streamlined version of the original WEAI survey tool. It will be launched by USAID one week prior to this webinar, on September 16th. On the 23rd, IFPRI’s WEAI Research Coordinator, Hazel Malapit, joined by Farzana Ramzan and Emily Hogue from USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, will discuss the reasons for developing a shorter version of the WEAI, describe the development and piloting process of the A-WEAI, and highlight the differences between the A-WEAI and the original WEAI. Time will also be allowed for a question and answer session with webinar participants.  Presented by: Hazel Malapit, Research Coordinator, IFPRI, Farzana Ramzan, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, USAID Bureau for Food Security, and Emily Hogue, Team Leader for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, USAID Bureau for Food Security

For more information on the WEAI, please visit the WEAI Resource Center.   Please register for the webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1992709063315119105


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Webinar: Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security During the First 1000 Days through Gender-Sensitive Social and Behavioral Change

Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security During the First 1000 Days through Gender-Sensitive Social and Behavioral Change

brought to you by the CORE Group SBC Working Group   

Details Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 10:00am – 11:00am, Eastern

Location Adobe Connect

Presenter

  • Megan Ivankovich, Program Officer, WI-HER LLC
  • Dr. Taroub Harb Faramand, President and Founder, WI-HER LLC
  • Ann Jimerson, Senior Specialist for Behavior Change, Alive & Thrive, FHI360

 

Webinar Description

During this webinar, presenters will share the results of CORE Group and WI-HER LLC’s TOPS-funded Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1000 Days through Gender-Sensitive Social and Behavioral Change Technical Resource Guide and Technical Brief. These materials are designed to strengthen the capacity of development practitioners working in nutrition and food security to plan, implement, and evaluate gender-sensitive social and behavioral change (SBC) programming in order to improve nutritional outcomes. This guidance is based on the 1000 Days approach, which prioritizes the critical period between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday to maximize impact. Presenters will share an overview of the methodology used to conduct this work and present research findings, with a focus on sharing critical actions, best practices, and resources and tools to promote gender-sensitive SBC to improve nutrition outcomes within the context of nutrition and food security projects. In addition, we will hear how the Alive & Thrive project implemented relevant gender-sensitive SBC programming to improve nutrition outcomes in Ethiopia.

Click here to register for the webinar. 


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Webinar: The Role of Increased Income and Women’s Empowerment on Nutrition

The Role of Increased Income and Women’s Empowerment on Nutrition: A Review of Two Feed the Future Activities in Rwanda

Hosted by USAID and SPRING

Webinar April 30, 2015 | 9:00-10:30 a.m. EDT 

Agricultural livelihoods affect nutrition of individual household members through multiple pathways and interactions. This ultimately raises the question – how might these different routes translate into activity implementation? Two Feed the Future activities, the Integrated Improved Livelihoods Program (IILP) and The Rwanda Dairy Competitiveness Program II (RDCP), provide an opportunity to examine alternative approaches to reach the ultimate goal of improving livelihoods and nutritional status.

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, April 30, 2015, to unpack how two agricultural livelihoods and food systems investments strive to improve household nutrition. SPRING will highlight their recent study documenting IILP’s and RDCPII’s different approaches to considering and integrating nutrition into their activities and both implementing partners will share some of the key challenges and successes in their work. The USAID | Rwanda Mission will also reflect on lessons learned in the first phase of Feed the Future implementation.

Increasing the positive impact on nutrition from agriculture is now a major area of interest in the international development community. This is not the first time, however, that the topic has arisen. What has been tried in the past? Under what circumstances? What worked, and what did not? What can be learned about past attempts, to inform present efforts?


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Webinar: Women’s economic empowerment in inclusive market systems development

This learning series will take place over the first half of 2015, bringing you the chance to closely engage with key experts on conceptual and practical issues around women’s economic empowerment in inclusive market systems. Through a thought-provoking sequence of webinars, e-discussions and social media engagement, participants will learn about good practices, practical implementation considerations and lessons learned. The discussion will consist of four distinct threads:

1. The theory behind the approach: Women’s economic empowerment in inclusive market systems development.
2. Practical implications part I: Inclusive business and women in market systems development
3. Practical implications part II: Labor markets and women in market systems development
4. Measurement methods: Women’s economic empowerment in market systems development

The series will be launched on January 29th, 9:30am-11:00am (EST), with a compelling webinar that explores conceptual theories and recently developed frameworks for women’s economic empowerment in inclusive market systems.

Read more here.