Gender equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Gender equity, diversity and inclusion in CGIAR’s workplaces

CGIAR is committed to fair, safe, and inclusive workplaces. Our diversity powers our innovation. It’s critical for our mission.

Working towards a world free of poverty, hunger, and environmental degradation, CGIAR’s workplaces are multi-cultural, multi-color, multi-disciplinary, and multi-generational. With a workforce of over 10,000 people, representing 136 nationalities, and working in 109 countries, our workplaces are full of passionate individuals, each bringing their own skills and perspectives. This diversity powers our innovation.

We actively seek to create and sustain workplaces that are inclusive and enabling. We believe that diversity enriches the quality of our decision-making, deepens the relevance of our advice and outputs, and enhances our efficiency and effectiveness. Treating everyone with dignity and fairness is at the core of our values. It’s the right thing to do.

In May 2023, CGIAR launched announced the launch of our new workplace Gender, Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) Action Plan for 2023-2024. The new GDI Action Plan has been in development for the past several months, using the same robust consultative approach that guided the preparation of CGIAR’s first GDI Action Plan (2020-2021), and building on previous achievements and lessons-learned

The Action Plan adopts a two-pronged approach, focusing both on shorter-term approaches to support the implementation of the integrated operating structure, and set out a longer-term vision for the future beyond 2024. Learn more about the mission and key objectives here.

CGIAR’s System GDI Function supports the implementation of this Action Plan. It provides expert support, guidance, training, and tools in support of achieving our shared GDI vision. For additional resources and courses on advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace, all CGIAR staff have access to the Knowledge Hub. For the latest updates, please visit our LinkedIn page or see the stories below.


CGIAR Workforce Data – A GDI Lens

Gender and diversity dimensions of the CGIAR workforce are shown cross-System and by individual Center and Alliance.


GDI Matrix

Results of reporting against the requirements of the CGIAR GDI matrix are shown cross-System and by individual Center and Alliance.


Knowledge Hub

Visit our GDI Knowledge Hub

For a range of guidance, training and tools on advancing gender, diversity and inclusion in CGIAR’s workplaces.

Discover our Gender research

GENDER is CGIAR’s new platform designed to put gender equality at the forefront of global agricultural research for development.