Gender research in the Livestock and Fish research program

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Poster prepared for CGIAR Knowledge Day, Nairobi, 5 November 2013

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Gender research in the Livestock and Fish research program

  1. 1. CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food secure future Gender research in the Livestock and Fish research program Implementation Impact pathway The Consortium approved the program’s gender strategy in June 2013. The strategy has informed the program’s project development and activities and guided ILRI’s gender research Achievements to date: • Partners identified in 5 value chain countries • Training manual on gender analysis in agriculture developed • Capacity development of partners on gender analysis undertaken in 6 value chain countries • Gendered value chain analysis tools developed and tested, and partners trained • Publications prepared and presented at international conferences A= accommodating; T= transformative • Proposals/concept notes on gender transformative Vision approaches developed and submitted for funding • Appreciate gender research in its own right as a driver to achieve the CGIAR’s goal of enhancing marginal livelihoods; Implementation challenges • Recognize value of both effectiveness and equity rationales for gender research; Challenge: Limited staff capacity in gender analysis/research • Allocate appropriate budget for gender research and activities; Response: Create gender capacity development strategy; • Include gender-related qualitative and quantitative indicators in monitoring Incorporate experiential learning methods into all training and research; Integrate gender staff in value chain countries. learning and evaluation frameworks; • Participate fully in social science-bio-physical science interdisciplinary teams. Challenge: Gathering data on the links between gender norms and value chain development Response: Design, test and disseminate innovative tools on gender norms and value chain development. Challenge: Scarcity of gender-specific funding opportunities Response: Collaborate with partners to proactively develop concept notes to engage donors and new funders. Partnerships • National universities for shared expertise, to build local gender Pictures capacity, develop research projects, scale-up interventions • National and international NGOs to implement culturally Key contacts appropriate transformative interventions, using research Kathleen Colverson : K.Colverson@cgiar.org Paula Kantor: P.Kantor@cgiar.org Alessandra Galie: A.Galie@cgiar.org http://livestockfish.cgiar.org evidence to inform policy and development action, developing research projects, scaling-up interventions This document is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution – Non commercial – Share Alike 3.0 Unported License November 2013

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