Agricultural Research and Innovation
The Global Gender and Environment Outlook (GGEO), a collaborative project between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and strategic partners, is the first comprehensive global assessment of inter-linkages between gender and the environment. In advance of the report’s release later this...Read more
UN Women has released its Annual Report for 2015-2016, which marks UN Women's fifth year. The Annual Report documents UN Women’s work to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality around the world. It highlights some of the organization’s initiatives during the year and provides summary financial statements, a list of new programmes and projects, and contact information.
“Changing gender roles and responsibilities,” is an important topic of discussion in the world of agricultural research for development today. This is most often owing to the fact that males in India are often perceived as being more outgoing than females, or the simple fact that in most instances men have better access to information, resources, etc. than women. While there is no expectation...Read more
Building up a critical mass of gender expertise, especially among young scientists is crucial to ensuring mutual benefits for both poor women and men in the context of agricultural research for development. For the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network, a strategic partnership with Pennsylvania State University was the first in a series of initiatives...Read more
CGIAR Gender has launched a working paper on "Indicators of gendered control over agricultural resources: a guide for agricultural policy and research". This paper aims to guide the development of new indicators useful for seeking sharply focused feedback on a specific...Read more
IFAD, Oxfam and Hivos are jointly organizing a "Forum on Empowerment through Household Methodologies" in Rome, 27 - 29 June 2016 for practitioners and key players, with a special focus on Gender Action Learning System (GALS).
The Forum will gather experts and champions in household methodologies, including from IFAD supported projects in ESA and WCA, and observers from NGOs, UN agencies...Read more
The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) drew to a close on 24 May, after two days of historic discussions among global leaders from 173 countries, focused on how to respond more effectively and inclusively to major humanitarian crises and be better prepared to meet future challenges. Leaders demonstrated overwhelming support for the Secretary-General’s call for a new ‘Agenda for...Read more
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...Read more