Agriculture / Article / PIL / Staff / Women

From research to action – Jemimah Njuki sails on!

Jemimah Njuki, at her TEDxWashington talk (photo credit: IFPRI photo set on Flickr) When vision, passion and commitment meet, what emerges is a leader who inspires and motivates her team to achieve great things and propels them to great heights. It is nearly impossible to have a conversation around gender at the International Livestock Research … Continue reading

PIL / Staff / Women

A leader who has added great value to ILRI and many individuals: Praise for Jemimah Njuki

After 9 years with the CGIAR Jemimah Njuki,  a social scientists and the outgoing team leader of  the Poverty, Gender and Impact team stretches her wings to other heights! The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) team that she has been working with and leaves behind to continue working on gender issues had this to say … Continue reading

Asia / Event / Gender news / Women

Global Conference on Women in Agriculture

Petra Saghir extreme left, an African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellow with the Poverty, Gender and Impact team at ILRI at the conference ((photo credit: ILRI/Jemimah Njuki The First Global Conference on Women in Agriculture (GCWA), was held on March 13-15 in New Delhi, India.  Petra Saghir and Jemimah Njuki, both from … Continue reading

Gender news / PIL / Staff / Women

ILRI adopts strategy and plan to mainstream approaches for gender equity in livestock development

‘This month, management of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) adopted a ‘Strategy and plan of action to mainstream gender in ILRI’. 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 … Continue reading

East Africa / Event / Women

Policymakers and program managers equipped to spearhead gender mainstreaming in their organizations

Onn 19-20 March 2012 a group of policymakers and program managers from the Ministry of Livestock Development (MOLD) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) Kenya Livestock program, converged at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) for a gender and livestock training workshop. The workshop was officially opened by the director … Continue reading

Event / Gender news / Women

Four ILRI scientists take time to share and inspire younger ladies during the women’s day

The International women’s day is normally a very special day at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and this year’s 101 women’s day was no different. High school female students from Loreto Limuru and Cardinal Otunga, visited the institute and shared the women’s day cake with the rest of the ILRI community before being addressed … Continue reading

Event / Gender news / Women

Norway announces major boost for gender equality in Kenya

‘The Norwegian Embassy and the United Nations in Kenya announced the signing of an agreement in support of a Joint Programme on Gender Equality and Women‟s Empowerment, developed in partnership with the Government of Kenya. ‘Norway will contribute 13,175,000 Norwegian kroner (approx. 200 million Kenya shillings) over the next two years. The contribution will support … Continue reading

Africa / Climate Change / Crop-Livestock / Gender news / Women

Gender and climate change in crop-livestock systems

  A new short research activity on ‘Gender and climate-risk consideration for research on crop-livestock systems in Africa’ that aims to consolidate and advance current thinking about issues associated with gender and climate change in Africa, and to lay the foundation for research on the development of gender-sensitive regional and local innovation systems in African … Continue reading

East Africa / PIL / Value Chains / Women

Women’s empowerment in all its dimensions

The new year brings about new beginnings and opportunities. A new project titled ‘Evaluating the impacts of livestock and aquaculture microcredit and value chain programs on women’s empowerment’ held its official inception workshop on 12 January 2011. This project aims to improve the impacts of livelihood programs on women and their households by integrating two critical … Continue reading

Event / PIL / Women

FAO and ILRI hold training workshop on integrating gender in livestock projects and programs

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Animal Production and Health Division (AGA) jointly with the Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division  (ESW) and the Poverty, Gender and Impact (PGI) team of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) held a training workshop on integrating gender in livestock projects and programs for FAO country livestock officers and … Continue reading