Seeds of Change


    KIT’s Gender and Agriculture team is on location at the Seeds of Change Conference this week in Canberra, Australia. Seeds of Change is the first international conference on gender equality through agricultural research for development. The conference is a collaboration between the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research and the University of Canberra.

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    KIT at Seeds of Change

    Wednesday, 3 April

    11:00AM-12:25 PM
    Julie Newton, KIT Senior Advisor presents:
    Integrating gender in agrifood systems research: Principles, pitfalls and ways forward
    Parallel Session 1: Gender Integration Approaches: Lessons from the Field

    1:30-2:25 PM
    Rhiannon Pyburn, KIT Senior Advisor & Coordinator for the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research
    Plenary Panel: A conversation with men champions of gender equality: Challenging harmful masculinities for better development outcomes
    Venue: AH Conference

    4:00-4:55 PM
    Parallel Session 3: Gender and Rural Transformation
    Rhiannon Pyburn
    Venue AH Seminar 1

    Thursday, 4 April

    Franz Wong, KIT Senior Advisor presents:
    Effective gender training for agricultural researchers: Lessons learned for best practice
    Parallel Session 5: Capacity Development for Enabling Gender Integration: Insights from Experience

    Rhiannon Pyburn, KIT Senior Advisor & Coordinator for the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research presents:
    Gender dynamics in seed systems: Insights and analysis
    Parallel Session 5, Panel 7
    Venue AH Seminar 2

    3:30-4:30 PM
    Rhiannon Pyburn
    The challenges ahead: A provocations plenary
    Venue: AH Conference

    The CGIAR team at KIT

    KIT Senior Advisor Rhiannon Pyburn coordinates the Platform with a small core team including Andrea Vos (assistant to the coordinator) and Ewen Le Borgne (Communication & Knowledge Management Advisor). The team is supported by other KIT advisors on ongoing Platform activities: Marcelo Tyszler (gender and big data), Anouka van Eerdewijk (engendering data and methods blog co-editing). Others are brought in for specific inputs, for example: Franz Wong and Julie Newton(contributions to a paper on Gender Transformative Approaches in agriculture); Silvia Sarapura and Sandra Quintero (acting as external evaluators of proposals for annual calls for gender research).

    About Seeds of Change

    This interdisciplinary conference brings together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields of social science and agriculture focusing on food/commodity/cash crops, subsistence/semi-subsistence sectors, supply chains, climate, forestry, fisheries, and water management.

    2 – 4 April, 2019
    The Ann Harding Conference Centre
    University of Canberra, Australia

    View the Seeds of Change Programme.

    Seeds of Change Partners