Globally, despite efforts, not only that women are disproportionately represented in science, business and leadership, but also that, currently, women sexual harassment are rampant in many industries in developing and developed countries. Women have low involvement in Science and Research. Women in power and decision making (both political and non-political) are very rare. The African, with special focus to Ethiopia, the situation gets worse. Hence, the status of women shows that there are plenty of gaps, which require systematic and strategic interventions.
*Institutional and political/transitional justice issues around promoting the involvement of women in science and development
*Women in science and innovation: Challenges and opportunities
*Women in business and leadership: Challenges and opportuniti... Read more
African Women in Agricultural Research for Development (AWARD) are pleased to announce that the call for the second round of the AWARD Pan-African Fellowship is now open! The AWARD Pan-African Fellowship was initiated in 2017 with support from the Agropolis Fondation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) country missions. It seeks to extend the benefits of the AWARD Fellowship to female scientists from francophone Africa and to maximize interactions between English and French speaking African women agricultural scientists.
We invite applications from African women scientists who are citizens of Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, and Togo and have completed... Read more
Le programme de formation panafricain d’AWARD a été lancé en 2017 avec le soutien de la Fondation Agropolis, la Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) et l’Agence des États-Unis pour le développement international (the United States Agency for International Development, USAID).
Les femmes scientifiques dans la recherche agricole sont invitées à postuler pour le programme de formation panafricain d’AWARD. Les candidates doivent résider en Afrique et mener leur recherche dans les disciplines telles que l’économie agricole, l’ingénierie agricole, l’agronomie, les sciences alimentaires et nutrition, l’éducation, recherche et vulgarisation, l’écologie, la biologie moléculaire, la sélection des plantes/des animaux, la phytotechnie, les sciences animales et systèmes d’élevage, l’entomologie, la gestion des ressources naturelles, la virologie, la science des sols, la pêche... Read more
Are you a woman owned or managed company in
• Agriculture(including coffee,tea &Horticulture)
• Textiles& apparel
• Services (in one of the sectors listed)
ITC,the joint agency of the world trade organization and united Nation is implementing SheTrades in the common wealth project,funded by the UK DFID, a 2 year project from April 2018-march 2020.The aim is to increase economic growth and job creation by enabling the increased participation of women in international trade.
For more information about the project and how to be part of, kindly email me ASAP on firstname.lastname@example.org. I can also be reached on 0735 145 307
Or talk to Anne: 0721384915 Email: email@example.com
Must be 30% owned, managed and/or controlled by women,legally registered business enterprises in Kenya. Enterprises must be actively trading in listed sectors for either local,regional or international m... Read more
RAF Learning Lab Partners, AgDevCo and Opportunity International, are committed to investing in women’s empowerment across smallholder and rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Join this webinar to learn how organizations such as AgDevCo and Opportunity International, are integrating both business and social goals to empower women in smallholder finance.
Hello Dear friends,
I am Joy Tushabe, the founder of Women in Coffee Initiative ltd. Our Mission is to empower Rural Women through Coffee.
The way we do it:
1. The Company has a Coffee Washing Station which employs 40-65 women each year for 4 months.We process good quality coffee which is sold as "Ishema Women's Coffee". Ishema means Pride"in other words women are proud of who we are and what we can achieve". We are currently selling to our Coffee through the Coffee Service Provider but we will very soon export directly to buyers when we get a buyer.
2. Women who have coffee farms deliver coffee cherries to the Coffee Washing Station and they get a second payment after the season.
3. We mobilize women to be actively involved in Coffee chain. Here we work with the district and give those women land who want to grow coffee.
The coffee season is now in progress, the production was enough and quality of cherries was great!
Those who are in Rwanda, visit us any time and enjoy the cup of coffee. The Washing Station... Read more
(Article from the Gender Magazine 'Making Gender Work: Cultivating Diversity')
To get companies, NGOs and other partners on board, it is important to be explicit about the benefits of including women throughout the project. In many developing countries, women play an important role in agriculture, but lack access to resources. Addressing the constraints faced by women leads to better performing value chains, better agricultural production in general, and economic empowerment of women. The benefits of including women throughout the project should be specified, not only in the introduction of your proposal, but also in the strategy and monitoring. When dealing with companies, it can be useful to stress the economi... Read more
AgDevCo recently published an interesting report on gender and how investors in agribusinesses can create impact in terms of women's empowerment:
The report summarises the business case for gender, gender considerations for investors and findings from AgDevCo's own experiences promoting gender equality amongst its investees. AgDevCo believes that promoting gender equality is not only fair but also presents a significant opportunity to enhance the commercial and social impact potential of its investments.
The company started to engage with the topic only a few years ago, by doing gender impact studies, developing a gender policy and (with support of Fair&Sustainable and AgriProFocus) a toolkit to help its staff integrate gender aspects in investment decisions, as well as training of most staff in gender. AgDevCo has come a long way and is now taking a leadership role as a gender inc... Read more
AgriProFocus adapted its Gender in Value Chains coaching track and tools for these trainings. The trainings are currently taking place in four countries involving partners in Eastern, Southern and West Africa and Indonesia.
In Malawi, the training included a field visit to smallholder tea farmers around Mulanje. These farmers are organized in trusts. The trusts sell green leafs to bigger tea estates, which are being processed and then consumed internationally. The fieldtrip was used to get more information from the smallholders regarding how gender differences affect benefits farmers receive, amongst others. In this part of... Read more
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB) launches the Pitch AgriHack 2018. The theme for this year’s edition is “Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific”. The competition is open to both male and female founders and co-founders of e-agri startups offering digital services to the agricultural sector. Applicants must be aged between 18 to 35 years and need to be nationals and residents of African, Caribbean or Pacific countries. 50% of finalists will be women founders or co-founders of startups. Up to nine winning companies will receive a cash prize of up to € 15 thousand each. The deadline for registration is 21 May 2018.
#Pitch AgriHack will:
 provide a business training boot camp to selected start-ups
 conduct a pitching competition
 offer grants and facilitate a
To learn more and apply, please click here
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Indonesia just released a report titled “Women’s Entrepreneurship and Access to Finance: Challenges and Opportunities of Women-led Social Enterprises in Indonesia”. It was produced in partnership with Angel Investment Network Indonesia (ANGIN) and financially supported by the Government of Canada.
Investing in women entrepreneurs has been a hot topic over the past few years due to its win-win outcome; not only in social context but also from the economics point of view. Aligned with recent study on women entrepreneurs by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) which found that the repayment rate of women entrepreneurs is better, our recent study revealed that women entrepreneurs we interviewed do not have any difficulty in repaying loan; in fact they are more proactive and cultivate closer relationships with their financial b
The goal of the Fellows Program is to build fellows’ capacity and skills in agro-entrepreneurship and agri-food system innovation and for them to learn about issues of women’s economic empowerment. Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan fellows will develop their leadership capacity and professional skills through a fully funded four-week fellowship program in the United States.
The four-week U.S. program will include a professional internship with Michigan organizations focused on agriculture, innovation, agro-entrepreneurship, and women’s empowerment and additional seminars and trainings with professionals from Michigan State University and throughout the state of Michigan.
The Advancing Young Women Professional Fellows Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Profes... Read more
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Kami sedang mencari usaha kecil menengah (UKM) di bidang pertanian, perikanan, atau kehutanan untuk mendukung riset kami:
Wanita dalam Kewirausahaan dan Akses ke Finansial: Tantangan dan Kesempatan
langsung ke survei di sini: http://bit.ly/UNDPAnginSurveyBahasa
UNDP, bersama ANGIN dan didukung oleh pemerintah Kanada, sedang menilai tantangan-tantangan yang dihapi oleh wanita dalam usaha kecil menengah (UKM), terutama di sektor agrikultur, perikanan, dan perhutanan. Tujuan utama dalam riset ini adalah untuk meningkatkan kesetaraan gender dan pemberdayaan perempuan melalui kewirausahaan sosial.
Kami ingin menanyakan pendapat dan input Anda tentang isu ini melalui survei. Survei ini dapat diselesaikan dalam 10 menit. Semua jawaban Anda akan disimpan dan tidak akan disebarkan ke pihak apapun. Sebagai bentuk apresiasi kami, Anda akan menerima hasil dari riset ini.
Silakan teruskan survei ini ke seseorang yang Anda pikir... Read more
Women are crucial to the functioning of a healthy and sustainable food system. Despite making up roughly 43 percent of the global agricultural workforce, women worldwide receive a fraction of the land, credit, inputs, and training as compared to men.The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has spotlighted the gender gap in agriculture as a key obstacle to sustainable development.If women farmers had access to the same resources as men, for example, the added yields would reduce the number of hungry people in the world by 100 to 150 million. Beyond the fields, women are working to make every aspect of the food system more sustainable, equitable, and innovative.
While there are innumerable women deserving recognition, Food Tank is recognizing... Read more
With women holding 60 to 90 percent of jobs in the labor-intensive stages of the apparel and fresh produce global supply chains, it would make sense for companies in those industries to consider women’s specific challenges when focusing on ethical supply chain management. However, until now, women have rarely been a focus of such strategies, with businesses either unaware of the issues women face or unsure how to address them—or both.
Moreover, supply chain manag... Read more
Mark your calendars! You are invited to an INGENAES webinar focusing on how agricultural extension services can help support women’s strategies for reducing household exposure to aflatoxins.
When: April 26, 2017 at 8:30 AM Central
Time (US and Canada)/15:30 Central African Time (Zambia)
Topic and Background
Dr. Alyson Young (University of Florida) will lead the discussion as we dive into this topic. Aflatoxin contamination of staple crops poses an important risk to nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa. Reducing aflatoxin contamination is complicated by its ubiquity in staple foods and the need for multisectoral approaches to address contamination issues.
This presentation is an overview of research on women’s kn... Read more
Hi good people!
Is it possible to integrate gender perspective into a business model? How do women play their roles in sustainable business or impactful program? If any of those questions ever crossed your mind, you will find the answer in this workshop!
To commemorate the spirit of our very own heroine Kartini, this session is here to speak about women and sustainability! In this session, we will discuss about women's role in entrepreneurship and sustainable, impactful programs. Participants will be exposed to the panelists' solid track records in developing gender-friendly programs and businesses, particularly in textile and renewable energy sector. To complete the workshop, we will have a gender-tailored, business-model-canvas session, and participants will learn how to develop a more robust and gender-friendly business model.
Lina Moeis - Yayasan Rumah... Read more
Hear some of the issues women in aquaculture raised concerning making the value chain businesses thrive. The women were brought together by Farm Africa at Tigoi Farm in Vihiga. They are involved in aquaculture one way or another and they celebrated International Women’s Day by sparking conversations about growth and improvement, change and the nature of being bold.
A group of women entrepreneurs from the Netherlands will be visiting Tanzania.
The programme includes a learning journey, company visits, a March 8 women conference at the Netherlands embassy, matchmaking and the annual meetup of SAGCOT.
find more info in Dutch here: http://www.womennetherlands.com/#trades