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Bioversity International’s gender research fellowship programme: results and ways forward

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Author: Thull, D.; Elias, M.; Fernandez, M.

The overarching goal of Bioversity International’s Gender Research Fellowship Programme was to strengthen the capacity of researchers to conduct participatory gender-responsive research in the field of forest genetic resource use and management. The knowledge generated was intended to contribute to developing conservation and management guidelines that are more equitable and effective in their outcomes. The success of the Programme was assessed one year after its completion, based on interviews and a focus group discussion with the Fellows. This brief presents the results of the impact assessment, which revealed that this pilot fellowship initiative succeeded in strengthening capacities and helping to fill gaps in knowledge regarding women’s and men’s knowledge, skills, access, management and use of tree and forest genetic resources. The evaluation revealed best practices and ways the Programme could be improved.

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