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Mainstreaming Gender in CGIAR Research: Policy & Good Practice

Friday, January 23, 2015, 11:00am - 12:00pm


Mainstreaming gender in CGIAR research: policy and good practice

Dr. Jacqueline Ashby
Senior Adviser for Gender Research
CGIAR Consortium

Policy instituted by the CGIAR Fund Council and Consortium Board since early 2012 seeks to mainstream attention to gender in research -- to include consideration of gender differences in agriculture across the research cycle, from planning to delivery of outputs and assessment of their impact. After explaining the main components of this policy and the findings of a review of progress with gender mainstreaming in research completed in 2013, the way the Fund Council is now monitoring this mainstreaming will be covered, along with the Gender Action Plan for research recently funded by the Fund Council for three years. Some of the challenges of integrating gender into research for social scientists and research managers will be discussed, as well as some of the good practices emerging. Discussion after the presentation will be an opportunity to share and reflect on experience at IRRI with mainstreaming gender in research.


Harrar Seminar Room, International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, 4030 Laguna, Philippines