Online Discussion: Linking Gender, Poverty, and Environment

The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) would like to invite you to participate in an online discussion titled Linking Gender, Poverty, and Environment to Promote Sustainable Development, that will run from May 2 through June 14, 2011. The discussion will be held in three phases and each phase will focus on a particular topic outlined below. >> Read more

2011 Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger

The Prize carries a $100,000 cash award and honors African women and men from all sectors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership for the well being of Africa’s people. Founded in 1987, the Prize has given early recognition to leaders such as Wangari Maathai and Graça Machel, as well as to heads of state such as >> Read more

Funding: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is searching for scientists who are interested in conducting research on gender issues related to the climate change, agriculture, and food security nexus. CCAFS will award women scientists enrolled in a PhD program or interested in a post doctoral opportunity, and who are >> Read more

Collecting good practices – gender and technologies for agriculture and rural livelihoods

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), are collecting innovative and promising approaches that: (a) promote access to and uptake of technologies by both women and men small-scale farmers in developing countries (with a particular focus on women); >> Read more

News: Michelle Bachelet on Intl Women’s Day

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Call for Participation: Gender Mapping of Agriculture in Africa

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) are undertaking a gender mapping of agriculture in Africa in order to better understand how to best target small-scale water management strategies to farmers.  In order to ensure our information is as accurate as possible we are inviting people who are >> Read more

Call for FSN Network Gender Task Force Members

As many of you know, the Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) Network has been forming a number of task forces in key technical areas to foster cross-organizational collaboration, knowledge sharing around best practices, and innovation.  To-date, task forces have coalesced around agriculture, social and behavior change, nutrition and monitoring and evaluation. The FSN Network task >> Read more

Multimedia: UNIFEM releases video series on gender & the MDGs

In time for the UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals 2010, UNIFEM (part of UN Women), in collaboration with UNTV, has produced a series of five videos highlighting select MDGs from a gender perspective. Introduced by internationally renowned TV journalist Daljit Dhaliwal, all videos are now available for download in English, French, Spanish and >> Read more

Call for comments: How best to address gender issues for increasing livestock and fish productivity for global food security? and here:

FELLOWSHIPS: ISS MA in Development Studies, Agriculture and Rural Development

The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) located in The Hague, one of the world's leading centres of higher education and research in international development studies, has been known for its innovative and exciting MA specialization in Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD). The specialization offers an interdisciplinary, political economy perspective on agricultural and rural development >> Read more