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

Publication: Women, marriage and asset inheritance in Uganda

Using a unique dataset from Uganda, which collected individual-level asset ownership data and women’s life histories regarding assets, this paper examines the relationships between inheritance, marriage and asset ownership. Land is the most important asset in rural Uganda. The majority of couples (both married and those in consensual unions) report owning land jointly. Men who >> Read more

Publication: Gender Implications of Biofuels Expansion in Africa: The Case of Mozambique

We use a gendered dynamic CGE model to assess the implications of biofuels expansion in a low-income, land-abundant setting. Mozambique is chosen as a representative case. We compare scenarios with different gender employment intensities in producing jatropha feedstock for biodiesel. Under all scenarios, biofuels investments accelerate GDP growth and reduce poverty. However, a stronger trade-off >> Read more

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

Publications: ILC on Women and Land

Over the last three years, the International Land Coalition (ILC) has carried out a project entitled "Securing Women's Access to Land: Linking Research and Action" in Eastern and Southern Africa with support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The project aimed at learning from grassroots women and promoting a transformative agenda for women's land >> Read more

Publication: Gender and sustainable forest management in East Africa and Latin America

Mwangi, E., R. Meinzen-Dick, and Y. Sun. 2011. Gender and sustainable forest management in East Africa and Latin America. Ecology and Society 16(1): 17. http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol16/iss1/art17

Publication: The wealth and gender distribution of rural services in Ethiopia

Over the past several years, the Ethiopian government has committed a substantial portion of the public budget to expanding public services and infrastructure in rural areas. This paper assesses who exactly is benefiting from this public spending. To do so, this paper undertakes a public expenditure benefit incidence analysis across gender and wealth groups of >> Read more

Funding: AWARD

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is inviting applications for its 2011 fellowships to advance the careers of African women scientists and professionals for pro-poor agricultural research and development. AWARD is a project of the Gender & Diversity Program of the CGIAR. Eligibility extends to women agricultural scientists who are nationals of Ethiopia, Ghana, >> Read more

Webinar: Integrating Gender into Agriculture and Food Security Programs

USAID's Bureau for Food Security and Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance invite you to participate in the rollout of two assessments that have examined USAID's past performance with respect to gender integration into agriculture and food security. From these assessments, USAID has developed a series of briefs to help USAID field staff and >> Read more


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