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Himalica Action Research – The Journey: From Disaster to Preparedness [News]

In Udayapur district of Nepal, women generally haven’t had the same access to information, extension services, or opportunities to participate in government programmes and markets as men. However, rising outmigration of men demands that women acquire new skills,...

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26/5/2017
Making the SDGs work for women: Experts meet at the UN ahead of High-Level Political Forum [Event]

UN Women and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) will convene an expert group meeting from 30 to 31 May at UN Headquarters in New York, to discuss “Strategies to Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls through the Gender-responsive Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

The two-day expert group meeting is taking place in...

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25/5/2017
Reducing inequality in a turbulent world: Scaling-up strategies to secure indigenous, community, and women's land rights [Event]

Inequality and the marginalization of women, Indigenous Peoples, and rural communities is driving political unrest, challenging conventional development models, and increasing calls for social, economic, and environmental security across the globe. Today, nearly a third of the world's population does not have secure rights to the lands and forests they customarily claim. This insecurity...

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25/5/2017
Join CGIAR Gender for a webinar on Gender and Large-Scale Land Acquisition: Lessons from Oil Palm in Indonesia [News]

Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Time: 3 - 4 p.m. Central European Time (CET)

Led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), this webinar will present insights from a collaborative research program that explores the science-policy interface from a gendered perspective. It brings together CIFOR researchers, research partners, and NGO partners collaborating on gender research...

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24/5/2017
What does gender have to do with reducing and addressing disaster risk? [News]

The fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, taking place in Cancun, Mexico, from 24 – 26 May, is expected to convene more than 5,000 delegates, including Heads of State, Ministers, disaster experts, along with representatives from civil society organizations, United Nations, academia and technology sector, and the private sector. With natural disasters on the rise—445 million people...

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23/5/2017
The power of self-help: how women in India are achieving economic, social and political empowerment [News]

Women from more than 246,000 households have taken steps to change their lives by becoming part of the IFAD-supported Tejaswini Rural Women’s Empowerment Programme in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. The programme supports three tiers of institutions in six districts:  18,000 self-help groups, 2,600 village level committees and 60 federations. The self-help groups have been strikingly...

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23/5/2017
Webinar: Gender and Agricultural Risk : A Gendered Approach to Agricultural Risk Assessments and Management Strategies [Event]
May 18, 10am EDT (New York Time)

Differences in social, cultural, geographic, and economic contexts at the country level call for a tailored approach that takes into account the unique combination of risks, cultural...

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16/5/2017
Change in the Making: the renewed effort to mainstream gender in CGIAR research [News]

The  CGIAR Gender Research Action Plan – Brief Series  was developed to capture the knowledge and achievements of the Gender Research Action Plan and includes a set of four briefs. These briefs are intended to (1) provide an overview of activities, achievements, lessons learned and opportunities in key...

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15/5/2017
ICBA partners with Gates Foundation and Islamic Development Bank to pilot pioneering leadership program for Arab women scientists [News]

The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) has joined forces with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to pilot a novel leadership program for Arab women scientists in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region....

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8/5/2017

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