Gender & PID

For more information, please email:
Chesha
Wettasinha
c.wettasinha@kit.nl

Ann Waters-Bayer – waters-bayer@web.de

About Gender & PID

Despite frequent gender-sensitivity training given to staff members of agricultural research and development (ARD) organisations, many of them still seem to regard agriculture – growing crops / trees and keeping livestock – as primarily the domain of men. Still today, most scientists in research stations, teachers at universities or agricultural colleges, and advisors in agricultural …

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NaviNut: Promoting women’s innovation in child-feeding in Benin & Kenya

The project NaviNut “Enhancing women’s agency in navigating changing food environments to improve child nutrition in African drylands” (Sept 2020–Oct 2023) takes a transdisciplinary research approach: co-creating knowledge across different scientific disciplines and societal stakeholders. The German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL) coordinates the work together with the Center for Research and Development …

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NaviNut partners at Tropentag 2022 conference in Prague

Prolinnova network members from Benin and Kenya involved in NaviNut, a project under the Prolinnova umbrella, took part in the Tropentag 2022 (TT22) held in Prague, Czech Republic, on 15–18 Sept 2022. The “Tropentag” (German for “Tropical Day”) is an annual international conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture and rural development. TT22 was …

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African Partners Workshop + SULCI-FaNS + Proli-GEAFaSa workshops Oct 2022

On 10–14 October 2022, the biennial Prolinnova African Partners Workshop (AfPW) was held back-to-back with the final workshops of the Proli-GEAFaSa and SULCI-FaNS projects. Prolinnova–Kenya, coordinated by World Neighbors, hosted the three events. Also representatives from the NaviNut project in Benin were invited to join the AfPW in Kenya; this provided an opportunity for exchange …

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NaviNut project active at Tropentag 2021 in Germany

Although the NaviNut (Enhancing women’s agency in navigating changing food environments to improve child nutrition in African drylands) project is still relatively young, with the fieldwork having started only in late 2020, several partners presented posters or gave oral presentations at the international Tropentag conference on 15–17 September 2021. The Tropentag is an interdisciplinary, science-based …

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Prolinnova–Kenya gives PID training to stakeholders in NaviNut project

Participants in the NaviNut LI/PID training in Marsabit (Photo: Diba Tari) Prolinnova–Kenya (PK) conducted a training on promoting local innovation (LI) and participatory innovation development (PID) for stakeholders of the NaviNut project in Marsabit County, Northern Kenya. NaviNut is a three-year project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Agriculture (BMEL), implemented by a consortium …

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Guidelines for gender analysis in local innovation development

In 2017–18, Chesha Wettasinha from the International Support Team (IST), based at KIT (Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam), worked together with Mona Dhamankar, also from KIT, in developing guidelines for gender analysis in local innovation development (GALID). This initiative was supported by FAO and supervised by Susan Kaaria, Senior Gender Officer, Social Policies and Rural Institutions …

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Gender in PID

Module on Gender in PID This one-day module provides guidance to trainers and facilitators who are handling sessions on gender issues in PID. The module includes session guides, activity guides, handouts and reading materials that can be used directly or adapted to fit the context in which PID is taking place.   Gender in Participatory Innovation …

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