A virtual conference exploring innovative actions to advance gender and research in global food systems.

 Date: Tuesday-Friday, 12-15 October 2021

Time: 15:30-21:30 (UTC+8)

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In this event hosted by CGIAR Gender Platform and Wageningen University & Research (as EU Gender-Smart partner), different panels made up of representatives from research, civil society, practice, policy, private sector and donors will share insights on the importance of ‘gender + research’ and ‘gender + integration’ in guiding positive transformations in food systems and societies worldwide. 

The four-day program aims to generate innovative, conceptually sound, and influential gender+research work while widening and strengthening the networks of researchers dedicated to advancing gender and social inclusion in aquatic food systems. 

WorldFish scientists will be participating in the sessions:


Tuesday, 12 October 2021

15:30-17:00 (UTC+8) - WorldFish’s Cynthia McDougall will present in the session ‘COVID-19 Experiences of Women Fish Processors and Traders in Africa: Insights from transdisciplinary research’


Wednesday, 13 October 2021

15:30-17:00 (UTC+8) - WorldFish’s Rahma Adam will present in the session ‘Systemic Analysis of Value Chains and Implications for Intervention’

17:30 – 19:00 (UTC+8) - WorldFish’s Surendran Rajaratnam will present in the session ‘Gender Dynamics in Value Chains beyond Production Node and Single Commodity Analysis’

17:30 – 19:00 (UTC+8) - WorldFish’s Mark Dubois will participate in the session ‘The Challenges of Interdisciplinary Projects’

22:00 – 23:30 (UTC+8) - WorldFish’s Afrina Choudhury will present in the session ‘Understanding the Needs of Women Farmers and Rural Women Entrepreneurs: New Research and Frameworks to Support their Efforts’


Thursday, 14 October 2021

15:30-17:00 (UTC+8) - Session: Gender Norms and Normative Change

WorldFish’s Anouk Ride will present on ‘Balancing the canoe - community based resource management and gender in Pacific coastal fisheries’

WorldFish’s S. M. Faridul Haque will present on ‘Gender dynamics: Barriers, opportunities and risks in aquaculture and agriculture sector in northwest Bangladesh’


15:30-17:00 (UTC+8) - Session: Addressing Gender Gaps and Exclusions in Research and Practice

WorldFish’s Sarah Lawless will present on ‘Diluting gender equality: the case of small-scale fisheries’

WorldFish’s Cynthia McDougall will present on ‘Conceptualizing and Assessing Inclusion and Exclusion in Community-based Natural Resource Management: A New Framework and Tool’


Thursday, 14 October 2021

22:00 – 23:30 (UTC+8) - Cynthia McDougall will present in the session ‘Gender Transformative Approaches: Methods and findings’


Friday, 15 October 2021

15:30-17:00 (UTC+8) - WorldFish’s Jacqueline Lau will present in the session ‘Securing Livelihoods’

17:30 – 19:00 (UTC+8) - WorldFish’s Cynthia McDougall will present in the session ‘Advancing gender equality through agricultural and environmental research’


For more information on the event agenda, themes, perspectives and expected outcomes, explore here.

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We look forward to your active participation.

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Cultivating Equality: Advancing gender research in agriculture and food systems