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International Women's Day 2019

"Think equal,build smart,innovate for change"

Click on the campaign below to discover the 金沙mgCGIAR response to new and pressing gender challenges.


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The 2019 theme for International Women's Day,8 March,was: "Think equal,build smart,innovate for change".On this most important date,the 金沙mgCGIAR gender community revealed the incredible progress made,current 金沙mgCGIAR gender research efforts,and the next generation of challenges that women and girls,men and boys are facing in their households and communities when it comes to agriculture,aquaculture and natural resource management.

We were pleased to announce: perspectives from 金沙mgCGIAR leadership (Executive Director of the CGIAR System Office,金沙mgCGIAR Research Program Directors) and from gender scientists;a glimpse of research papers and policy briefs;some multimedia materials and pictures from across the entire 金沙mgCGIAR System.

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Women's Day news from across 金沙mgCGIAR

I.Wright (photo credit: ILRI)

Gender in livestock development: Iain Wright (ILRI)

Iain Wright,deputy director general at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI),shares his ‘aha' moment when he really understood the central importance of women in livestock development.This film was produced to mark the International Women's Day 2019 which is themed ‘Think equal,build smart,innovate for change'.

P.Ericksen (photo credit: ILRI)

Gender in livestock development: Polly Ericksen

Polly Ericksen,program leader at ILRI,shares her ‘aha' moment when she really understood the central importance of women in livestock development.This film was produced to mark the International Women's Day 2019 which is themed ‘Think equal,build smart,innovate for change'.

Video J.Smith (photo credit: ILRI)

Gender in livestock development: Jimmy Smith (ILRI)

Gender in livestock development: Jimmy Smith Smith,director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI),shares his ‘aha' moment when he really understood the central importance of women in livestock development.

Video: Gender in livestock development

Marisa Michell,Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) volunteer at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Vietnam,shares her ‘aha' moment when she really understood the central importance of women in livestock development.

Photo essay: Tribal women in India find value in maize cultivation

Maize is a staple crop that requires a limited amount of water and inputs,and earns farmers a profit,thanks to its growing demand as food and feed for livestock.Adivasi women farmers in India's Odisha state are increasing their yields by applying improved maize intensification technologies.  Click to learn more about these women and their work in honor of International…

A farmer harvests rice on a field in Nepal (photo credit: REUTERS / Navesh Chitrakar)

World Economic Forum op-ed: Better data can help close the global gender gap

At the current pace of change,it is going to take us over a century to close the global gender gap.Research conducted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) shows that poverty here is accentuated by equalities by caste,ethnicity and gender.This op-ed shared on the World Economic Forum blog was written by Claudia Sadoff,Dirdctor General of…

gennovate - H.Rutherford CIP

Global study guides agriculture towards gender equality

Now more than ever,the agricultural research for development sector recognizes that women's needs,preferences and realities need to be both understood and considered in the development and roll-out of new technologies and projects.A "one size fits all" approach is not only ineffective,often leading to discarded technologies,but can also have unintended consequences.

FISH GTA timeline

Pioneering the Gender Transformative Approach in fisheries and aquaculture

WorldFish has been pioneering the gender-transformative approach in fisheries and aquaculture since 2012. In this special timeline,developed for International Women's Day, we look at the genesis,testing and uptake of the approach within and through our research,including FISH,and start to map its progress toward broader application,with the goal of enabling the achievement of the sustainable development agenda,notably SDG…