International Women’s Day 2023

CGIAR activities for UN International Women's Day 2023

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March 8 is International Women’s Day, with the theme this year: DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality. Gender is a cross-cutting issue in CGIAR research, as on average, women make up 43% of the agricultural labor force in low- and middle-income countries, yet their access to resources, rights, and services is limited, holding back prosperity for all.

In observance of IWD2023, the CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform is collaborating with partners to host several sessions on the sidelines of the UN’s 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, and hosting a Twitter chat for the CGIAR research community worldwide. CGIAR centers are also organizing a number of activities for external audiences.

Meanwhile, the CGIAR Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Workplace program works across CGIAR to create and sustain workplaces that are inclusive and enabling. A number of internal activities are planned for CGIAR researchers and staff. 

CGIAR Activities





Speakers and Information

Mar 6 08:30 – 10:00 EST UN CSW67: Unlocking the potential of gender-responsive policies to foster equitable innovation-driven development New York & Online Nicoline de Haan, Director, CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform; Eileen Nchanji, Alliance; Eveline Marie Compsore, INERA; Esther Njuguna, ILRI; Fadekemi Toyosi Igejongbo, FUTA.
Mar 8 15:00 – 16:00 EAT Twitter Chat: Innovations and technologies for an inclusive, equitable food system Online @CGIARGender
Mar 9 18:15-19:45 EST CSW67: Gender-responsive agricultural innovations: Getting rural women ahead New York and Online Nicoline de Haan, Director, CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform; Susan Kaaria, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD); Esther Njuguna (ILRI); Eileen Nchanji (Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT); Gaudiose Mujawamariya (AfricaRice); Wairimu Kanyiri, GROOTS Kenya Champion Farmer
Mar 13 15:00 – 16:15 EST CSW67: Closing the gender gap – investing in gender-responsive innovations and digitization of land New York and Online Anne Waiguru, EGH Governor, Kirinyaga County; Cecily Mbarire, MGH Governor, Embu County; Gladys Wanga, CBS Governor, Homa Bay County; Augustine Cheruiyot, Snr. Economic Advisor Office of The President; Husna Mbarak, FAO Kenya Office; Gaudiose Mujawamariya, AfricaRice; Vivian Atakos, CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform
Header Image: UN Women

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