Mid-way to the endpoint of Agenda 2030, ambitions of achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls (Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5) remain a distant reality. UN Women’s Gender Snapshot 2022 shows that, on the current path to progress, it would take nearly 300 years to achieve gender equality. The poly-crises of COVID-19, climate, conflict, and food crises have not only halted but also in many contexts reversed progress towards gender equality. In agri-food systems, unequal gender and social relations undermine the mitigation of and responses to these and future crises and hinder the resilience of rural peoples and landscapes.

Inscribed in the tradition of the annual CGIAR GENDER conferences, the international conference “From research to impact: Towards just and resilient agri-food systems” addresses the gender and social inequalities at the heart of food systems. The conference aims to promote the sharing of cutting-edge knowledge on gender and inclusion in food systems to help bridge the gap between research and practice and foster gender-equal and socially inclusive, resilient food systems. The conference will actively engage a diverse group of researchers and other actors from academic and research institutes, NARES, NGOs, CSOs, donors, policymakers, the private sector, and more, working toward the shared goal of equitable food systems transformation. The conference will offer opportunities to strengthen capacities, social networks, and partnerships for impact.

The conference will be an in-person event held in New Delhi, India, from 9-12 October 2023 at ICAR Convention Center. Although some high-level sessions will be live-streamed, it will not be a hybrid event, so we hope you will be able to join us in New Delhi!

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June 23, 2023

Early-bird registration opens
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June 23, 2023
Abstract submission deadline

July 07, 2023

Notification of abstract acceptance

July 15, 2023 (@11:59pm ET)

Early-bird registration closes

July 16, 2023

Regular registration begins

August 15, 2023

All presenters must be registered to be included in the program!

September 30, 2023

Registration closes