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What does gender have to do with reducing and addressing disaster risk? [News]

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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The power of self-help: how women in India are achieving economic, social and political empowerment [News]

Women from more than 246,000 households have taken steps to change their lives by becoming part of the IFAD-supported Tejaswini Rural Women’s Empowerment Programme in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. The programme supports three tiers of institutions in six districts:  18,000 self-help groups, 2,600 village level committees and 60 federations. The self-help groups have been strikingly...

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Webinar: Gender and Agricultural Risk : A Gendered Approach to Agricultural Risk Assessments and Management Strategies [Event]
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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Change in the Making: the renewed effort to mainstream gender in CGIAR research [News]

The  CGIAR Gender Research Action Plan – Brief Series  was developed to capture the knowledge and achievements of the Gender Research Action Plan and includes a set of four briefs. These briefs are intended to (1) provide an overview of activities, achievements, lessons learned and opportunities in key...

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ICBA partners with Gates Foundation and Islamic Development Bank to pilot pioneering leadership program for Arab women scientists [News]

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has joined forces with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to pilot a novel leadership program for Arab women scientists in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region....

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A framework for measuring women’s empowerment at multiple levels [News]

Gender and equity are cross-cutting themes across the five flagship programs of the ...

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Results of Independent Evaluation of Gender in CGIAR have been released [News]

The head of the Independent Evaluation Arrangement of CGIAR has shared the final reports of the Evaluation of Gender in CGIAR, which includes two volumes, Gender in CGIAR Research (Vol. I) and Gender at the Workplace (Vol. II). The Evaluation of Gender in CGIAR was originally conceived as a single evaluation covering both gender in research and gender at the workplace. It was later...

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UN Commission on the Status of Women provides roadmap to women’s full and equal participation in the economy [News]

UN Member States today committed to ensure women’s full and equal participation and leadership in the economy, as well as women’s right to work and rights at work, as a vital step to achieving sustainable development. This strong pledge to women’s economic empowerment came at the closing of the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), the two-week meeting that...

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Mekelle University's 1st Conference on Women in Science [News]

10-12 April 2017. Mekelle. First International Conference on Women in Science, Innovation and Development. This 3-day conference celebrated the capacities and achievements of Ethiopian women in Ethiopia and abroad, ranging...

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