The document was developed by a task force led by Jemimah Njuki, leader of ILRI’s Poverty, Gender and Impact team.
This strategy and action plan define the role that ILRI will play to stimulate and facilitate efforts, both in-house and with partners, to take advantage of opportunities to promote gender equality and equity within the livestock subsector and the agriculture sector in general.
The objectives of the strategy are:
1. To promote equality of opportunity and outcomes between women and men in the livestock sub-sector at local, national, regional, and global levels;
2. To increase the quality, efficiency and impacts of ILRI’s work in livestock development;
3. To ensure that human equality, equity and rights are respected across gender, that there is good gender representation in ILRI staffing, decision-making positions and there is active and balanced participation by both women and men in ILRI’s work.
The finalization of the strategy is one of the last actions in ILRI by Jemimah Njuki, who departs the institute at the end of March 2012. Her energy and commitment across ILRI will be missed.’
While receiving the adopted strategy and action plan from Jimmy Smith, ILRI director general on 23rd Friday at her farewell party, Njuki challenged ILRI colleagues to keep the gender spirit going and to read the document.