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Webinar: How to integrate gender equity strategies in horticulture value chains (Hort4Dev Professional Series)

Event Date: 
Sep 19, 2019
Time: 
11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Online: 
Online Event
Host: 
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture

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Photo of Grace Phiri of Profit+ discussing her project's work in Zambia with Elizabeth Mitcham, director of the Horticulture Innovation Lab.
Grace Phiri of Profit+ discusses her project's work in Zambia with Elizabeth Mitcham, director of the Horticulture Innovation Lab. (Horticulture Innovation Lab photo by Brenda Dawson/UC Davis)

This webinar will establish key definitions in gender and address specific strategies for integrating gender equity into horticulture value chains, in this ninth webinar of the Horticulture for Development Professional Series, hosted by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture.

This webinar will begin online at 11 a.m. EDT, Sept. 19. Registration is free and required.

This webinar will equip participants with a working vocabulary and key definitions to discuss gender integration and women’s empowerment. The presentation will introduce USAID frameworks and policies that can help development professionals focus on key areas for gender integration. Specific strategies and lessons learned will be discussed to support practical steps to gender integration, including how to measure their impact.

Sarah Sahlaney of ACDI/VOCA will lead this webinar. As a director for social and behavior change and gender, she works on projects in West Africa, East Africa, and South Asia and holds master's degrees in International Agricultural Development and in Community and Regional Development from UC Davis.

Join the Twitter discussion about this webinar series with the hashtag #Hort4Dev. More details about this gender integration in horticulture value chains webinar are available on the Horticulture for Development Professional Series webpage.

About the Horticulture for Development Professional Series

The Horticulture Innovation Lab is hosting a series of nine webinars focused on professional development for researchers, students, practitioners, and others interested in the intersections between horticulture and international development.

Webinars are scheduled for Thursdays, starting at 11 a.m. EDT and will last approximately 90 minutes.

Webinar participants are invited to select individual sessions of interest. Participants who actively join all nine live webinars will earn a Horticulture for Development Professional Series certificate.

Find more information on the Horticulture for Development Professional Series webpage, including upcoming webinar topics, registration links, and previous webinar recordings. For questions, please contact horticulture@ucdavis.edu.

The Horticulture Innovation Lab is a global research network that advances fruit and vegetable innovations, empowering smallholder farmers to earn more income while better nourishing their communities. The program is led by UC Davis, with funding from USAID as part of the U.S. government’s global Feed the Future initiative.

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