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Women in procurement: Why the controversy?

Preferential access to public procurement markets is increasingly being voiced as a feasible policy option for empowering women and women-owned businesses. Unfortunately, throughout my different work experiences in procurement, I have noticed the absence of women-owned businesses in tendering processes. 

The reasons for this absence have been insufficiently developed and are not always...

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Posted on : 24/07/2015
Why academia needs emotional, passionate women

‘Feeling passionate about your research is essential and yet, traditionally, academic work should be rational, methodological, and dispassionate’

Last month, Nobel Prize winning scientist and academic, Tim Hunt ...

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Posted on : 23/07/2015
How to manage gender responsive evaluation
The new UN Women eLearning course: How to manage gender responsive evaluation is made available on the Training Centre eLearning Campus. The course complements the...
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Posted on : 22/07/2015
IFAD Annual report 2014

We’re pleased to share IFAD Annual report 2014, an overview of IFAD operational, administrative and financial activities during 2014.

The report pays attention to the fact that women now represent about 50 per cent of beneficiaries in IFAD supported programmes and includes successful IFAD...

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Posted on : 13/07/2015
Small farmers are not who you think- how female farmers are feeding the world

In the US, there’s a common children’s song that goes something like..Old McDonald had a farm..and then proceeds to sing on about animals and the noises they make. Thinking about that song now, it will be stuck in my head for at least the next week. But this song is relevant because not all farmers are like “old McDonald”, in fact most farmers are nothing like this fictional...

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Posted on : 13/07/2015
Sustaining our Farmers

Population growth and climate change are two of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. It’s no exaggeration to say that we are living in a time of population explosion: 2050 is just thirty-five years away and the global population is projected to rise to 9.6 billion by then—some 30 percent more than today’s figure of 7.3 billion, and a rise of more than 50 percent since the beginning...

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Posted on : 06/07/2015

The fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, taking place in Cancun, Mexico, from 24 – 26 May, is expected to convene more than 5,000 delegates, including Heads of State, Ministers, disaster experts, along with representatives from civil society organizations, United Nations, academia and technology sector, and the private sector. With natural disasters on the rise—445 million people...

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Posted on : 23/05/2017

The Fellowship is offered to women scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) to undertake PhD research in the Natural, Engineering and Information Technology sciences at a host institute in the South.

Please note that as from 2017, the OWSD PhD Fellowships applications will...

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Posted on : 23/05/2017

Women and gender in fisheries are critical global topics. In the past 40-45 years feminist and gender researchers have made significant contributions to the field of social science, revealing the importance of gender to understanding human interactions within coastal communities. However work on gender/women has not been equally visible across sub-disciplines. For example, while a gender lens...

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Posted on : 23/05/2017
May 18, 10am EDT (New York Time)

Differences in social, cultural, geographic, and economic contexts at the country level call for a tailored approach that takes into account the unique combination of risks, cultural...

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Posted on : 16/05/2017

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