Yngve Bråten


Yngve Bråten is a dedicated gender equality and social justice advisor. Yngve has a varied, but extensive, background from civil society, international organizations, the private sector and from the public domain. Examples include work at KIT Royal Tropical Institute, ILPI, UNFPA Nepal, and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Yngve has a keen interest in gender social relations, and how intersecting systems of power impact produce and/or reinforce subordination, inequalities and privileges in different contexts. In this regard, Yngve is specifically interested in the topics of women’s empowerment, men and masculinity and queer theory.

Yngve is skilled in qualitative research, programme design and implementation, learning and knowledge management, facilitation/teaching, and evidence synthesis. Since working for KIT, Yngve’s work is funded by, amongst others, Nespresso, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CGIAR, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD).

Yngve has a MSc in Geography from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  • A KIT Working Paper: Make Hay While the Sun Shines

    Gendered opportunities & challenges to innovation in forage production in Afghanistan

    This working paper discusses the interface between gender and agricultural innovation systems. More specifically, the working paper investigates how gender norms and roles influence social relations between actors in forage innovation systems in rural Afghanistan. In this regard, the paper firstly explores how gender roles and norms shape the relationships and interactions between different farmers, as well as between farmers and other actors in selected forage innovation systems. Secondly, the paper highlights how gender relations shape women and men farmers’ opportunities to learn about and adopt agricultural innovations in rural Afghanistan.