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Celebrating the International Women’s Day 2019

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) celebrates gender in research

Ahead of the International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019, the ILRI gender team got thinking on how to sensitize agricultural researchers on the importance of gender in research based on the experiences of ILRI scientists.

So, we posed the question: What does gender have to do with vaccine development, or with breeding or even with herd management? Well, some ILRI scientists now see a clear relevance.

We engaged some of them in relating the golden moments – which we have christened the ‘aha’ moments, when they realized that gender is important for livestock development and how that has impacted their work.

We documented these moments in a video collection which serves as part of ILRI’s activities and contributions towards marking the IWD 2019.

We start off by sharing a few of them to mark this day, starting with Jimmy Smith, ILRI director general.

Iain Wright, ILRI deputy director general

Julie Ojango, senior scientist at ILRI

The International Women’s Day 2019 is themed ‘think equal, build smart, innovate for change’ _and seeks to among others look to industry leaders, game-changing start-ups, social entrepreneurs, gender equality activists, and women innovators to examine the ways in which innovation can remove barriers and accelerate progress for gender equality, encourage investment in gender-responsive social systems, and build services and infrastructure that meet the needs of women and girls.

The International Women’s Day 2019 is themed ‘think equal, build smart, innovate for change’ and seeks to among others look to industry leaders, game-changing start-ups, social entrepreneurs, gender equality activists, and women innovators to examine the ways in which innovation can remove barriers and accelerate progress for gender equality, encourage investment in gender-responsive social systems, and build services and infrastructure that meet the needs of women and girls.

Join the campaign on social media via @ILRI @CGIARgender, #GenderInAg, #IWD2019, @CGIAR

For more videos visit here.

See more on the IWD here.

For more information, contact: Nicoline de Haan, the ILRI Gender Research Lead at n.dehaan@cgiar.org. or visit https://www.ilri.org/gender.

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