Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

CCAFS Competitive call on gender and climate change

Associated Organization: AfricaAdapt

The CGIAR Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) is seeking proposals on gender and climate change by female scientists who are citizens of and are affiliated with a university or research institute in a CCAFS country, which includes Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Bangladesh, India, or Nepal. The full guideline for applicants and application form are available at

Themes: Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Gender, Poverty and vulnerability

Regions: Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa

Countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda

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The CGIAR has launched a new program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS). CCAFS’ overall goal is to overcome the additional threats posed by a changing climate to achieving food security, enhancing livelihoods and improving environmental management. One critical area of research that CCAFS has identified is the need to understand the complex and dynamic relationships between climate change, agriculture and food security and how it affects men and women differently. Therefore, CCAFS is searching for women scientists who are interested in conducting research on gender issues related to the climate change, agriculture, and food security nexus.

In order to fund research on gender and climate change, I am pleased to inform you that CCAFS will award women scientists enrolled in a PhD program or interested in a post doctoral opportunity, and who are citizens of or affiliated with an institution in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Bangladesh, India, or Nepal to a research grant of $35,000. I would deeply appreciate your assistance is circulating the attached call and application for competitive small grants to your networks. The grant application is due by 1 May 2011. If you would like to post a smaller version of this on the web or in a newsletter, please see the paragraph below which can be used along with attachments provided in this email.

We hope that this grant will help to demonstrate and contribute to understanding the linkages between climate change and gender, while building research capacity of women scientists and increase their representation in agricultural research.