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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

Rural women cultivate the land and grow crops to feed their families and communities, but many still lack access to the resources, opportunities, skills and services they need to farm more productively and build businesses.

They are often required to spend long hours inefficiently collecting water or firewood, impeding their productivity. They are underrepresented in decision-making...

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Posted on : 15/10/2018

Rural women make up a quarter of the world’s population. They grow much of our food, strengthen economies and build climate resilience.

From championing access to clean water in Kyrgyzstan to boosting sustainable agriculture in Ethiopia, rural women are mobilizing to support one another, and their contributions are vital for both rural communities and urban societies.

Yet, on...

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Posted on : 15/10/2018

Gender-sensitive story writing is not only a professional and ethical aspiration but it can also improve development efforts and co-create more gender-balanced and inclusive societies.

From this conviction, Africa RISING has developed guidelines for capturing gender-sensitive stories which focus on gender-aware selection of sources, stories and visual material, the elimination of...

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Posted on : 11/10/2018

Over 300 researchers gathered in Accra, Ghana, from June 25-29 for the 2018 Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health (ANH) Academy Week. The week began with a lively learning lab – led by Erin Lentz,...

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Posted on : 17/07/2018

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