Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) - Gender and Social Inclusion
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
The overall goal of CCAFS is to promote a food secure world through the provision of science based efforts that support sustainable agriculture and enhance livelihoods while adapting to climate change and conserving natural resources and environmental services.
The main goal of CCAFS GSI is to promote gender equality in CSA, food systems and landscapes. GSI contributes to the three CGIAR System Level Outcomes through research to inform, catalyse and target CSA solutions to women and vulnerable groups, increase their control over productive assets and resources, and increase participation in decision-making at local and national levels – in order to close the gender gap by 2030 (CGIAR 2015). The GSI Strategy places women at the centre of agriculture in developing countries within a framework of power and inclusion, recognizing their importance in agricultural production, food and nutritional security, and livelihoods.
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) addresses the increasing challenge of global warming and declining food security on agricultural practices, policies and measures through a strategic collaboration between CGIAR and Future Earth.Led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), CCAFS is a collaboration among all 15 CGIAR research centers and coordinates with the other CGIAR research programs.
All CGIAR centers have a stake in CCAFS, and numerous Centers have considerable climate change expertise and activities. CCAFS brings together some of the world's best researchers in agricultural science, climate science, environmental and social sciences to identify and address the most important interactions, synergies and trade-offs between climate change and agriculture.
CSA gender specialists, located in Centres, work across Flagships. A GSI Research Leader and Science Officer work with Regional Program Leaders and Flagship Leaders on design, implementation and monitoring. Through results-based management, the extent of serious gender research will feed back to budget adjustments. CCAFS is coordinating a system-wide learning platform on “CSA, gender and social inclusion”, including a Gender and Climate Change researchers’ network, to promote collaborative research and sharing of methods, tools, and experience.
- The Independent Steering Committee (ISC) is the overall advisory body, with CIAT Board taking final decisions on the Program of Work and Budget (POWB) in line with its fiduciary responsibility.
- The ISC will have 7 independent members with gender
LP5 on CSA, gender and social inclusion will undertake research to inform, catalyse and target CSA solutions to women and other vulnerable groups, increase the control of disadvantaged groups over productive assets and resources, and increase their participation in climate-relevant decision-making.
The GSI Research Leader, based at strategic partner WISAT, will lead delivery of this LP in coordination with all FPs and the Partnerships LP, coordinating closely with the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Network.