Building Gender Research Capacity for Non-Specialists: Lessons and Best Practices from Gender Short Courses for Agricultural Researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa

TitleBuilding Gender Research Capacity for Non-Specialists: Lessons and Best Practices from Gender Short Courses for Agricultural Researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsMangheni, MNajjingo, Tufan, HAnn, Boonabana, B, Musiimenta, P, Miiro, R, Njuki, J
Book TitleGender and Practice: Knowledge, Policy, Organizations Advances in Gender Research
Volume28
Chapter6
Pagination99–118
Publisher CCBY
Abstract

Investments in gender training for agricultural researchers have not attained expected outcomes, bringing into question the efficacy of training approaches used. New approaches for transformative gender training need to draw on lessons learned from previous courses. This chapter analyses short gender training courses identified using a scoping methodology. Selected courses offered between 2005 and 2015 for scientists in Eastern Africa were critiqued against a theoretical framework for transformative gender training. Also shared is a training model (Gender Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation course) that addresses gaps in previous courses. 

DOI10.1108/S1529-212620190000028006