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Overview of the gender strategy of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)


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Presented by Kathleen E. Colverson at the Workshop on Integrating Livelihoods and Rights in Livestock Microcredit and Value Chain Development Programs for Empowering Women, ILRI Nairobi, 25 February 2013

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Overview of the gender strategy of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

  1. 1. Overview of the gender strategy of theInternational Livestock ResearchInstitute(ILRI)Presented by Kathleen E. Colverson at a workshop on“Integrating livelihoods and rights in livestock microcredit and valuechain development programs for empowering women”ILRI Nairobi, 25 February 2013
  2. 2. ILRIGenderStrategy• Promotes equality of opportunity and outcomes between womenand men in the livestock sub-sector at local, national, regional, andglobal levels• Increases the quality, efficiency and impacts of ILRI’s work inlivestock development• Ensures that human equality, equity and rights are respected acrossgender, that there is good gender representation in ILRI staffing,decision-making positions and there is active and balancedparticipation by both women and men in ILRI’s workILRI Gender Strategy 2012
  3. 3. ILRI’s Research Focus“More milk, meat and fish by and for the poor”To sustainably increase the productivity ofsmall-scale livestock and fish systems toincrease the availability and affordability ofanimal-source foods for poor consumers and,in doing so, reduce poverty through greaterparticipation by the poor along the wholevalue chains for animal-source foods
  4. 4. ILRI’sgender work- Livestockand FishA gender strategy was developed with CGIAR partnersand shared on the L&F wiki in December 2012
  5. 5. L&FGenderOutcome“Poor women, men and marginalizedgroups have improved and moreequitable access to affordable animalsource foods through genderequitable interventions”
  6. 6. Gender Strategy• Output 1: Increased gender capacity within CGIAR,partner organizations, and value chain actors todiagnose and overcome gender based constraintswithin value chains• Output 2: Strategies and approaches developedthrough which women and marginalized groupsimprove the nature and level of participation inlivestock and fish value chains
  7. 7. Gender Strategy• Output 3: Strategies and approaches thatincrease women and marginalized groupsentitlement to access markets and controlresources, technologies, labor, power and thebenefits of their work• Output 4: Strategies and approaches to promoteincreased level and equity in animal source foodconsumption within poor households
  8. 8. Today’s workshop output“A strategy of integrating livelihoods andrights for empowering women and theirhouseholds through livestock microcreditand value chains”