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A place for Gender Transformative Research in the CGIAR

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A place for Gender Transformative Research in the CGIAR

  1. 1. A place for Gender Transformative Research in the CGIAR Making a difference in the lives of the poor
  2. 2. Transformative Change “The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think and act anew” Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865Making a difference in the lives of the poor
  3. 3. Transformative change “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” Albert EinsteinMaking a difference in the lives of the poor
  4. 4. CGIAR reformProfound challenge - Success needs innovation and paradigm shifts Making a difference in the lives of the poor
  5. 5. Recognizing complexityMaking a difference in the lives of the poor
  6. 6. Recognizing complexity CGIARpre-reform CRP 1s CRP 3s Making a difference in the lives of the poor
  7. 7. CRPs and Gender Transformative Research• Integrate social complexity = Innovative approaches to Gender• Gender transformative research = understand and respond to the social causes of the visible symptoms of gender inequality in the systems where we work Making a difference in the lives of the poor
  8. 8. Some key GTR questions • Does combining technical innovation with interventions to change gender inequality deliver better outcomes than technical innovation alone? • What is the best way to monitor this type of transformative change – at community and household levels? • What drives policy to support the changes in gender equity we need for combined impact? • What are the tipping points and the key success factors?Half the Sky (Kristof and WuDunn, 2009) Making a difference in the lives of the poor
  9. 9. Making GTR a reality – culture and capacities• How can we encourage evolution beyond (simply) gender mainstreaming and foster organizational cultures where transformative practice is “our way of working”?• What capacities are critical to achieving gender transformative outcomes in programs? How do we build them?• What partnerships maximize synergies and spark innovation to achieve Half the Sky (Kristof and WuDunn, 2009) gender transformative Making a difference in the lives of the poor
  10. 10. Moving the agenda forward• October 2012 GTR workshop (Penang)• Engage with these questions and set a GTR agenda focused on: o Appropriate methods and tools o Operationalizing GAD concepts in practice o Defining success indicators o Facilitating organizational change processes o Developing new ways to build gender capacities and change mind sets o Identifying ‘unusual’ partners, e.g. media groups, behavior change communications firms• January 2013 Dialogue on Reimagining Agricultural Research in Development Making a difference in the lives of the poor

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