Special Issue of Gender, Technology, and Development: Gender, Climate Change and Agriculture

The Journal of Gender, Technology, and Development has a special issue on gender, climate change, and agriculture, with articles free for download! Articles touch on ICT, cookstoves, climate smart agriculture, micro-insurance, and more.

WEBINAR, August 24: Assessing Agricultural Technologies for their Impacts on Gender Roles and Nutrition

Designing and disseminating technologies through Agricultural Extension Services in a gender-responsive and nutrition-sensitive way can help extend the benefits of technologies like increased productivity, income, and food availability to both men and women. Join the Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) webinar to learn about a new methodology to assess the degree >> Read more

Reducing rural women’s domestic workload through labour-saving technologies and practices toolkit

IFAD has released a toolkit on reducing rural women’s domestic workload with the following components: Teaser describes why labour-saving technologies and practices are needed to reduce women’s domestic workload and the benefits to be gained, with examples from IFAD-supported projects. How To Do note offers practical guidance to help practitioners address this issue in the >> Read more

Blogpost: Gender research beyond fairy tales: we can still do more and better

Isabel Lambrecht, Associate Research Fellow at IFPRI’s office in Ghana, writes about her choice to investigate gender in agricultural technology adoption. In this blogpost for Economics that Matters, she shares some surprises from what she has learned asking the question central to her dissertation, do we get higher uptake of agricultural technologies if agricultural extension programs work with >> Read more

How can ICTs promote gender equality in rural areas?

e-Agriculture is collecting information on the topic 'Gender and the use of ICTs for agricultural and rural development - How ICTs can promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in rural areas', to prepare a paper on the subject. ICT initiatives are often generic and fail to recognize that the introduction of ICTs in a community will >> Read more

Nominations open for 2015 Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in Technology Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in Technology (GEM-TECH) Awards - See more at UN Women. This year, the global community commits to a new UN framework for sustainable development for the next 15 years and in the current draft, the use of ICTs is included as an important means of >> 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

Publication: Gender-specific Approaches, Rural Institutions and Technological Innovations

A new publication from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), is available, titled: Gender-specific Approaches, Rural Institutions and Technological Innovations: Identifying Demand- and Supply-Side Constraints and Opportunities in Access, Adoption, and Impact of Agricultural Technological Innovations. >> Read more

News: In Kenya, Survey of Female Farmers Uncovers Challenges

A World Bank survey in Kenya that seeks women’s input and data to inform agricultural policy shows that female farmers have limited access to water, energy and finance, and few women own property they can use as collateral for loans. As agriculture becomes ‘feminized’ and men abandon farms to work in cities, policies must change to >> Read more

Event (DC): Passports to Progress ICRW’s 35th Anniversary Colloquy

Join ICRW as we kick off our 35th anniversary celebration on March 8, International Women’s Day, with a conversation about breakthrough innovations poised to transform the trajectory of women’s lives. Game-changing Innovations for Women Moderator: Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Host, MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" Confirmed Speakers: Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair >> Read more