Gender, Diversity and Inclusion

Gender, 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 January 2020, CGIAR confirmed our commitment to these issues by adopting a Framework and Action Plan for Gender, Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) in our global workplaces. The two documents set out a clear shared vision for GDI and a plan to get us there. The Action Plan contains 22 key objectives, covering five principles: staff diversity, inclusive workplaces, raising awareness and reducing bias, accountability, and partnership.

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.