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* By Nancy Lee, General Manager, Multilateral Investment Fund

Empowering rural women as farmers, entrepreneurs, and leaders throughout the agricultural value chain is a topic with exceptional importance for agricultural productivity, fighting poverty and food security.

Earlier this month, we at the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-...

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Posted on : 17/04/2015

Using the 2009 round of the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey, this paper examines the medium-term impact of the land registration on investment behavior by households, particularly the adoption of soil conservation techniques and tree planting. It investigates whether men’s and women’s knowledge of their property rights under the land registration (as measured by answers to a list of questions...

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Posted on : 14/04/2015

This success story written by Afrina Choudhury, Gender Specialist at the WorldFish, is part of the "Young women and Youth's Gender Perspectives in Agricultural Development" series that spotlight young professionals' experiences for women's empowerment in...

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Posted on : 02/04/2015

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has launched a writing competition, as part of its global campaign on addressing gender inequalities in energy access.

Dubbed #standtall, the campaign and competition aims to inspire young people to lead the transformation for inclusiveness and equality in the energy sector in West Africa by...

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Posted on : 02/04/2015

Check out the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations' new gender and land rights database.

On this page, you will find a scroll-down list of statistics indicators and their definitions in the box below. The land-related statistics are disaggregated by gender...

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Posted on : 28/03/2015

SPRING gives entrepreneurs tailored support to grow businesses, overcome barriers, and empower adolescent girls. The accelerator includes 9 months of intensive mentorship, prototyping, and networking with leading local and global advisers and investors. Eligible entrepreneurs may submit applications until 16 March 2015 to:

  • Get the funding needed to grow their business
  • ...
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Posted on : 26/02/2015

UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality is pleased to announce its third call for proposals. This year the Fund welcomes submissions from women-led civil society organizations with innovative, high-impact, and multi-stakeholder women’s rights and gender equality programmes that help jumpstart progress towards the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

The Fund will grant applications in the areas...

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Posted on : 26/02/2015

Do you have a project idea that can bring positive change at the community–level, not only in your own country, but in a different region as well? Can your project be implemented in a cross-regional partnership?

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invite non-profit organizations from Europe and Central...

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Posted on : 25/02/2015

The $100 million Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship is an annual programme of training, funding and mentoring designed to empower the next generation of African entrepreneurs. Entries for this flagship entrepreneurship programme are open until 1 March 2015.

In order to submit an application, entrepreneurs are expected to complete the online application form with questions on...

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Posted on : 25/02/2015

This report identifies proven, promising and high-potential interventions that increase women’s productivity and earnings in particular economic and country contexts.

Posted on : 23/02/2015

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