Moving from theory to practice: Deepening gender responsive agricultural research skills on NARs in Sub-Saharan Africa

While training courses remain a central focus to the Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) program, towards the end of 2021 GREAT training courses were complemented by a call for research proposals for small grants. In addition to grant funding, GREAT provides mentorship to exemplary GREAT fellows to further deepen the capacity of agricultural researchers to conduct gender responsive and transformative research across Africa and beyond. Through this research opportunity, the teams are applying what they have learned through their participation in GREAT introductory and advanced courses.

“After training on theory, it is important that fellows have a grasp of the practical aspects as well,” said Margaret Mangheni, GREAT co-PI. “These three research clusters are organized around separate thematic areas and will bring the theory training, research and tool testing in a coordinated research agenda. We have instituted a robust MLE system to track the learnings in the research cluster set up. These will inform further refinement of the GREAT training model for effective gender responsive research skills development.”

GREAT Fellows were invited to develop research proposals in 2021, and five teams, or research clusters, were selected and awarded funding to conduct their research in Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. Please follow the link below for a summary of the focus of each research cluster.

https://www.greatagriculture.org/content/news/blog/moving-theory-practice

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