NEW FROM IFPRI AUTHORS: Introducing pro-WEAI: A tool for measuring women’s empowerment in agricultural development projects

"In April 2018, the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project, Phase 2 (GAAP2), launched the pilot version of the Project-Level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI). Pro-WEAI is a new survey-based index for measuring empowerment, agency, and inclusion of women in the agriculture sector. Developed jointly by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Oxford Poverty and Human  Development >> Read more

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Programme Specialist for Women’s Economic Empowerment, UN Women

Provide program development advisory services related to women’s economic empowerment (WEE); manage the implementation of the WEE program portfolio; oversee technical assistance and capacity development to partners working in area of WEE; manage the monitoring and reporting of the program; build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies. Applications due June 1, 2018. Click >> Read more

EVENT: Agrilinks Feed the Future’s impact evaluation on water users associations in Tajikistan

Impact evaluations help attribute outcomes to a development intervention, which can be an elusive connection. Feed the Future is excited to showcase findings from its recently completed impact evaluation that assessed the impact of Water Users Associations (WUAs) on water and land productivity, equity and food security in Tajikistan. The findings are of broad interest >> Read more

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Pitch AgriHack 2018: Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

Open to both male and female founders and co-founders of e-agri start-ups, and, more specifically, to owners of platforms (websites, apps, devices using software, etc.) offering digital services to the agricultural sector. Applicants need to be nationals and residents of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, aged 18-35 years old; 50% of finalists will be >> Read more

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Gender Advisor for Heartland Alliance International

The Gender Advisor will lead the team’s progress to achieve HAI’s objectives and results related to gender, as set out in the 5-year Strategic plan, by leading on the development, implementation and monitoring of HAI’s gender action plan in Iraq, with a priority on ensuring the quality and success of current and future programming for >> Read more

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Social Development Specialist, Gender and Development

The Asian Development Bank is looking for a Social Development Specialist, Gender and Development, to work out of Manila. From their job posting: "The Social Development Specialist (Gender & Development) will focus on the development and enhancement of the gender aspects of PSOD projects by providing technical support to gender mainstreaming across the department to >> Read more

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Visiting Youth and Gender Specialist

AgReach at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is searching for a Visiting Youth and Gender Specialist candidate. The candidate will work for an anticipated four-year USAID-funded higher education program in Malawi. The goal of this program is to enhance Malawi’s workforce by expanding access to higher education, especially for vulnerable populations like youth >> Read more

Roddenberry Prize 2018: Solutions for Climate Change

The 2018 Roddenberry Prize is now accepting applications! The search committee would love to hear about novel your solutions to climate change.  This year’s $1mil prize is focused on food waste, plant-rich diets, girls’ education, and women’s rights – all generally underfunded and often unrecognized for their impact on climate change.   12 extraordinary judges will select this year’s prize. >> Read more

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Associate Director, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Food Systems

The Associate Director will leverage Oxfam’s past and current expertise, and network with women’s rights organizations, private sector, government, and other key stakeholders. The position has a strategic leadership role in program conceptualization, delivery through partnership, program quality, innovation, fundraising and evidence-based influencing. The position leads the Expanding Farmer’s Opportunities theme and collaborates with other >> Read more

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: WomenConnect Challenge

The WomenConnect Challenge is a global call for solutions to improve women's participation in everyday life by changing the ways women and girls access and use technology. USAID seeks to identify and accelerate comprehensive solutions that empower women and girls to access and use digital technology to drive positive health, education, and livelihood outcomes for >> Read more