Deadline: 30th June 2022.
Makerere University (Uganda) and Cornell University (USA) Gender-Responsive Plant Breeding and Seed Systems Course 2022 — South Asian countries
The call for applications for the Makerere University (Uganda) and Cornell University (USA) Gender-Responsive Plant Breeding and Seed Systems Course 2022 is now open for eligible persons from the South Asian countries to apply before the deadline date (30th June 2022). Makerere University (Uganda) and Cornell University (USA), in partnership with the Generating Evidence and New Directions for Equitable Results (GENDER Platform) arm of One CGIAR, have designed a Gender-Responsive Plant breeding and seed systems course targeting interdisciplinary teams of biophysical and social scientists in national agricultural research institutions (NARIs), the CGIAR system, and other agricultural research for development (A4RD) institutions in South Asia.
The purpose of the course is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to identify and address gender issues in plant breeding and seed systems programs to achieve climate resilience outcomes.
The course will be divided into two parts. Part 1 (face-to-face) targets both biophysical and social scientists, while Part 2 (virtual) targets only social scientists (and is optional for biophysical scientists).
The GREAT Gender-Responsive Plant breeding Course will aim to achieve the following objectives:
- Increased ability to articulate the concepts and principles of gender-responsive breeding and seed systems
- Enhanced knowledge of how to incorporate gender responsiveness in plant breeding and seed systems
- Demonstrated positive attitude and appreciation of the value of GRAR
- Strengthened ability to conceptualize, design and conduct GRAR
- Enhanced ability to communicate and advocate for gender-responsive agricultural research to a range of audiences within plant breeding and seed systems
- Strengthened commitment, and ability to champion GRAR in agricultural research institutions
- Increased ability to collect, analyze, interpret and integrate intersectional qualitative and quantitative social data with a focus on plant breeding and seed systems
- Enhanced knowledge on how to design a theory of change and track agricultural research programs towards gender-equitable outcomes
For participants to qualify for the course, they should:
- Be a social scientist (e.g., agricultural economics, sociology, gender studies, anthropology, extension etc) or biophysical scientist (e.g., plant breeding, pathology, seed systems, entomology, agronomy etc.)
- Be part of a multidisciplinary team working on ongoing plant breeding/seed systems programs affiliated with either NARS, government organizations, international AR4D organizations, or academia.
- Be working in South Asian countries of: Bangladesh, India, Nepal
- Be early career researchers, e.g., not more than eight years after their most recent post graduate qualification
- Be able to commit the full amount of time required to the training. Please note that there are limited slots. Stronger applications including a description of commitment to the course will be prioritized. In addition, certificates will NOT be awarded to participants who do not complete the full training program
How to Apply
The application window for the Gender-Responsive Plant Breeding and seed systems course is now open till 30th June 2022. Please fill the application form below: