Gender Equality

The CGIAR Initiative on Gender Equality aims to use impactful gender research to address the four dimensions of gender inequality by applying gender-transformative approaches to harmful norms, bundling socio-technical innovations for women’s empowerment, leveraging social protection to increase women’s access to and control over resources, and promoting inclusive governance and policies for increased resilience.


Where We Work

The Initiative will work in the countries below as a priority, and will explore work in two additional focal countries: Egypt and Vietnam.

  • Bangladesh
  • Ethiopia
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Nigeria
  • Tanzania
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The HER+ Initiative has a wide array of demand, innovation and scaling partners, including CGIAR initiatives (EiA, Mixed Farming Systems, Aquatic Systems, PHI, LCSR, CLIMBER, Aquatic Foods, NPS, SHiFT, FRESH,and Conflict, Fragility and Migration); government ministries in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Tanzania; Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Programme; WorldVeg; Cornell; Wageningen University and Research; University of California – Berkeley; IPA; KALRO; ICAR; EARO; AGRA; FAO; IFAD; World Vision; WFP; Bangladesh Agricultural University; Institut de recherche pour le développement; Dadimos Development Consultants; USAID; ISEAL; ActionAid Nigeria; Women for Women Nigeria; FES; and World Bank.

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