BLOGPOST: Unlocking Opportunities for Women with Smart Design

Over at the Center for Global Development blog, Mayra Buvinic and Megan O'Donnell share key takeaways from their new report, Revisiting What Works: Women, Economic Empowerment and Smart Design,  building on work done by the UN Foundation and the ExxonMobil Foundation on what works to promote women’s economic empowerment for whom, and how to effectively measure impact. Read the >> Read more

BLOG: Women’s access to land in Ghana: Are we asking the right questions and are we drawing the right conclusions?

Originally posted on the Engendering Data Blog, maintained by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets By Isabel Lambrecht, IFPRI With increased recognition of the importance of gender in development, researchers now often collect data disaggregated at the individual or intra-household level, sometimes with a great amount of detail involved. Yet, once in a >> Read more

EVENT: Forum on Empowerment through Household Methodologies

Date: 27-29 June Venue: IFAD HQ, Italian Conference Room (webcast available) IFAD, Oxfam and Hivos are jointly organizing a "Forum on Empowerment through Household Methodologies" (Rome, 27 - 29 June 2016)  for practitioners and key players, with a special focus on Gender Action Learning System (GALS). The Forum will gather experts and champions in household methodologies, >> Read more

International Women’s Day 2016: Empowering women with data and evidence in Bangladesh

One of a researcher’s biggest fears is that research outputs go unread, gathering dust on people’s shelves before ending up in the recycling bin.  However, this fear was unfounded for our work on the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), which has gone from esoteric research tool to a widely-used data collection tool that has >> Read more

Empowerment matters: “Invisible Women” in Niger produce less food

Fleur Wouterse has a new blog published on Agrilinks discussing recent research using the WEAI in Niger. Her takeaway messages include: Empowerment matters for agricultural production. Less empowered households experience lower returns to their labor and use their traction equipment and animals in a less effective manner. Women are much less empowered in so-called dual households where >> Read more

2015 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium: Empowering Women and Girls through STEM Education

Empowering Women and Girls through STEM Education 2015 Borlaug Dialogue  Join us October 14-16 as we celebrate the 101st Anniversary of the birth of our founder, Dr. Norman E. Borlaug. With an outstanding "faculty" of international experts for Borlaug 101, a 3-day "course" on The Fundamentals of Global Food Security. As we award the World Food Prize to Sir Fazle >> Read more

Help WEAI Help You: New Opportunities to Utilize the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is the first comprehensive and standardized measure to directly capture women’s empowerment and inclusion levels in the agricultural sector. Since its launch in 2012, the WEAI has evolved as global partners have adapted and utilized the Index in diverse ways to design and implement interventions that address the >> Read more

New publication: Rural Women and Empowerment Topic Guide

The Rural Women and Empowerment Topic Guide is now published and available at: http://www.evidenceondemand.info/topic-guide-womens-empowerment-in-a-changing-agricultural-and-rural-context It was prepared through the Evidence on Demand information hub (http://www.evidenceondemand.info/homepage.aspx) for DFID livelihood officers, but can be a resource for a wider audience working in rural areas.  There are 5 sections and links to further gender related resources 1.   >> Read more

Gender Methods Seminar: Gender, Power, and Decision-making in Southern Nyanza, Kenya

The IFPRI Gender Task Force invites you to a Gender Methods Seminar: Gender, Power, and Decision-making in Southern Nyanza, Kenya Presenter: Noora-Lisa Aberman Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:30pm-1:30pm Slides and recording from the presentation are now available here. What types of research questions lend themselves to qualitative versus quantitative analysis?  This presentation will explore the >> Read more

Webinar: Re-Thinking the role of energy technology for women’s empowerment

Webinar: Re-Thinking the role of energy technology for women's empowerment  EmpowerWomen.org is hosting a Webinar organized by UNIDO in cooperation with the Climate Technology Centre and Network, UN Women, and ENERGIA on 6 May 2015 from 8:30am to 10:30am (EDT). Join the debate with remarkable experts and entrepreneurs in the field of sustainable energy to >> Read more