Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

Live-streamed launch of Gender and Social Inclusion Toolbox

Date: 
15/10/2014

Source:CCAFS

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Gender and Equity theme is, together with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), organising a special event on Wednesday 15 October - 10:00-12:00 East Africa Time, looking at the development and use of gender-sensitive approaches in the context of climate change and agriculture research.

The event will launch a Gender & Inclusion Toolbox: Participatory Research in Climate Change & Agriculture. The toolbox is a participatory methodology guide on how to create socially differentiated research for climate adaptation and mitigation projects.

The event will feature speakers from ICRAF, CCAFS, CARE International, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), all involved in the development of the Gender Toolbox.

How to join online?

The event will be live-streamed to a global audience between 10:00-12:00 am East Africa Time [8:00-09:00 UK Time]. There will be opportunities to ask questions to the presenters via online chat using #gendertoolbox during the seminar.

To get a reminder about the live-stream and to express your interest in joining, email Risper Nyairo: r.nyairo[at]cgiar.org.
 
The web stream will be available on ICRAF's live-stream page.
 

Interested in joining in person?

The launch will take place at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), in Nairobi, Kenya, in the Conference Hall. After the presentations, onsite participants will be able to join a Gender Networking Lunch. The afternoon will include fun games, activities and challenges, all reflecting on the value of gender and social differentiation in agriculture and climate change programming.

Reserve your seat by 8 October by sending an email to Risper Nyairo: r.nyairo[at]cgiar.org. Please indicate name, number of attendees, organization and contact information. 

There is a need to move beyond an ‘add women and stir’ approach to climate change and development is imperative if we are to create relevant and useful gender-sensitive knowledge for a climate-resilient future. Therefore, join the gender-discussions on 15 October!

The event is carried out in collaboration with CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Gender and Equity Theme, CARE International, and World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).

The Toolbox has been put to the test. Learn more on the blog

Photo credit: C.Schubert

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