RESEARCH: Gender equality and social inclusion

Strengthening agricultural sustainability in the Ganges Delta polders

The Ganges Delta polders are low-lying, protected areas vital for agriculture which face threats from salinity intrusion and waterlogging.

Modernizing agricultural practices in Pakistan

Farmers in the Gomal Zam Dam Command Area are learning to adopt climate change-resilient cultivation techniques.

Staying afloat when disaster strikes

How the residents of Chrystler’s Farm took a proactive approach to disaster response.

Dialogue on Advancing Youth Engagement in Zimbabwean Agripreneurship

The two-day dialogue will discuss youth engagement in agripreneurship and explore solutions to empower women and marginalized youth.

Looking at Climate Loss and Damage Through the Lens of the Communities

This webinar takes a look at the detrimental effects of climate change through the eyes of the communities it affects.

Nepal Science-Policy Dialogue on Solar Irrigation

The Nepal Solar Forum will open a dialogue to reimagine Nepal’s modern irrigation programs through renewable energy.

Protecting Ghana’s Water Futures through Citizen Science

Women and youth empowered to foster responsible environmental stewardship in unique demonstration activity.

It takes a village: the Indian farmers who built a wall against drought

IWMI commissioned this article following fieldwork conducted on the political economy of policy processes in India, under the CGIAR Initiative on National Policies and Strategies.

The sanitation circular economy - rhetoric vs. reality

IWMI researchers call for a sanitation circular and solidarity economy which explores innovative economic solutions for the most basic of human needs in ways that are wired for inclusivity.

Advancing Solar Irrigation in India: A Science Policy Forum

The forum will engage in an in-depth discussion about scaling strategies and policy interventions, including a focus on gender equality and social inclusion perspectives, aimed at promoting solar irrigation in India.

How can anticipatory action inspire gender inclusion?

This International Women’s Day, we are looking at gender challenges and solutions for designing anticipatory action approaches in refugee and internally displaced persons hosting communities.

Beyond inclusion: Moving forward a feminist water agenda on International Women’s Day

A feminist water agenda calls urgently for a reorientation against deep-rooted institutional biases, assumptions and structures of power.

Rural women in Egypt are the driving force behind IWMI’s new community center

The center will be a hub for knowledge-sharing, marketing, and community building, ultimately shaping new opportunities for the women of Izbat Al-Hamra.

“If […] there is a small boy in the house, he must grant me permission before I can do anything on [the] land”

How gender roles and labor allocations impact livelihood spaces in the Upper-West region of Ghana.

International Women’s Day 2024

International Women's Day 2024 will focus on making progress towards sustainable gender equality and equity by 2030.

Solar pumps are empowering women farmers in India

On top of its climate benefits, the technology is boosting women’s income and confidence while challenging traditional gender norms, writes IWMI's Tanmoy Bhaduri.

Minding the gender gap in digital innovations in Bangladesh’s agri-economy

Without a concerted effort to empower marginalized groups and bridge the digital gender gap, digitalization risks exacerbating disparities, leaving many behind in the digital revolution.

Cultivating Success: Overcoming challenges to boost youth engagement in agripreneurship in Malawi

IWMI is the lead implementer of Ukama Ustawi which is working to foster youth agripreneurship in Malawi.

The digital divide for food, land, and water systems: What is it and what can be done?

A proposed framework and innovative digital inclusivity index aim to address marginalization.

First book on Pak-Afghan shared waters unveiled in Islamabad

"Afghanistan-Pakistan Shared Waters: State of the Basins" was funded by USAID through the Water Management for Enhanced Productivity program, implemented by IWMI.

Decolonizing agricultural science: Are we ready to embrace change?

Decolonizing science is increasingly discussed within the CGIAR community. Recently, a panel of researchers explored whether we are prepared for this transformation and ready to embrace the change.

Before disaster strikes: Preparing for complex emergencies with anticipatory action

Enhancing disaster preparedness and building resilience in fragile settings requires fostering a deeper understanding of the complexities involved.

IWMI Calls for Concerted Effort to Combat Food Wastage

Africa's food waste issue persists with up to 30% loss due to poor handling. IWMI's Dr. Enokenwa's works on gender-inclusive solutions for smallholders and households to reduce waste.

Breaking barriers in agriculture

IWMI researchers discuss breaking barriers and ensuring food security and economic prosperity for farming communities in Nepal’s mid-hills.

Indus to become ‘a seasonal river’ by 2050 if glaciers continue melting

At an event co-hosted by IWMI and USAID, experts warn that rapid melting of glaciers in Pakistan's north could turn the Indus River seasonal, endangering 240 million lives.

June-July 2023 Research Journal Roundup

Roundup of research, journal and other academic articles from June and July 2023.

April-May 2023 Research Journal Roundup

Roundup of research, journal and other academic articles from April and May 2023.

Promoting gender equality through applied research for development that supports drought resilience and land restoration

The promotion of gender equality while effecting climate change adaptation is a political and moral imperative.

Menstrual Hygiene Management – a missing piece in the water agenda

Integrating MHM into water-related programming not only enhances the well-being and dignity of women and girls but also contributes to improved health outcomes, increased educational opportunities, and sustainable development at large.

February-March 2023 Research Journal Roundup

Roundup of research, journal and other academic articles from February to March 2023.

Conference lays out shared vision of strategies and investments needed to catalyze farmer-led irrigation development in Africa

Affordable finance, digital tools and innovation bundles are among the enablers that can help meet Africa’s irrigation potential of 60 million hectares in the next five years. 

Accelerating climate adaptation in the Zambezi River Basin through digital innovations

Digital innovations can mitigate risks by providing services and technologies for planning, forecasting, reducing impact, and compensating losses.

World Water Day 2023

Accelerating change to solve the water and sanitation crisis.

Ukama Ustawi: Accelerating inclusive agribusiness in East and Southern Africa

Empowerment and structural change come hand in hand – and with women agri-entrepreneurs at the center!

December 2022- January 2023 Research Journal Roundup

As we transitioned into a new year, IWMI researchers continued to advance our knowledge of how we can strengthen natural resource management, improve food resiliency, and promote gender equity.

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