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 some 10,000 staff in over 50 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 or 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 the latest updates, please visit our LinkedIn page, sign up to receive our GDI Guides, or see the stories below.

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