Agricultural Extension in Ethiopia through a Gender and Governance Lens

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” Agricultural Networks case studies International development notes from the field Other people's work Social Networks Agricultural Extension Services Agriculture Citizen Report Card Ethiopia Fanaye Tadesse gender IFPRI Josee Randriamamonjy Mamusha Lemma Marc J.

Networks, gender and race in job-searchers in rural America (Missouri)

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Descriptive network measures were used to compare the gender, race, and employment status of the people comprising participant job-seeking networks. case studies notes from the field Other people's work Social Networks gender Jenine K.


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In our recent work on women rice parboilers in Nigeria, we asked the interviewees to indicate the gender of everyone on the map. Following the traditional color code, girls are pink and boys are blue (grey are groups that involve men and women, white are institutional actors, no gender).

Board Gender Quotas? Why Wait?

Governance in a Networked World

Gender quotas is arguably the most emotive issue debated for achieving gender balance at the top of the world’s major corporations. In the absence of more regulatory support we need to find other innovative means for addressing the gender imbalance.

Technology: Electronic conferencing and gender

Joitske Hulsebosch

There are gender differences in the use of internet. The potential and use of electronic conferencing: a study of women's involvement in a global context looks at steps that can be taken by e-conference organizers to promote greater participation by women in the south. The article starts from the premises that there is a link between information and empowerment, and women should not miss out on the benefits offered by the information revolution.

Culture: gender roles (and the mystery of how they are transmitted)

Joitske Hulsebosch

Yesterday my youngest announced that she wants to be a doctor when she grows up. Before I could say anything (this a big step up from her aspirations to be a mother or a fairy) my eldest daughter said: "No! You are not a boy! Boys can be doctors! You can be a nurse!"

4 Steps to Getting to Yes

Partnering Resources

A person of your preferred gender approaches you and asks, “Want to get married?” Entrepreneurs are always asking. We ask for resources, ideas, funding, partnerships, and so many other things. Our success depends on our ability to ask successfully.

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Ford Foundation, Open Access and Really Sharing Knowledge

Full Circle Associates

This is resonant with another article shared with me today, from the Stanford Review on the role of including gender perspective for research breakthroughs. Knowledge sharing can be enabled or blocked based on organizational policies and infrastructure.

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Hanging Out at Northern Voice

Nancy White

That meant learning about all kinds of interesting browser plugins from the amazing Scott Leslie , then pondering on gender in blogging with Laura Blankenship and Leslie Madsen-Brooks. Tags: flickr Zemanta graphic facilitation northernvoice09 Gender events

Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

Making CommunitySense

It was a wonderful meeting of minds of people from all over the world working on and passionate about the intersection of Gender, Nutrition, and Agricultural Extension. It all started with mapping the local: the Tilburg Urban Farming community.

Maybe they get annoyed because you are more successful than you look

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As long as you are among your supposed peers (in terms of external visual factors as in age, gender, race, social background) and filling a role that is similar to other people in this group, you might rarely experience these behaviors.

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The ‘Sisterhood’ Goes Missing at Board Level

Governance in a Networked World

The colours represent gender (blue for male, pink for female). As intimated by Elizabeth Broderick, it is likely that stronger support for gender diversity will need to come from the male chairpersons and CEOs, more so than the female board members themselves.

‘We’ – my Facebook page and me

Jenny Connected

million, recently shocked her fans by revealing her gender through posting a photo of herself on Twitter. Her fans’ reaction is surprising on two counts: That her Facebook followers had failed to notice her gender, despite the fact that her name is posted on her FB page.

Social Media is Dead, Long Live Big Data

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

When I say “she” I of course mean a non-gender specific bot that uses Big Data collected from social media sites to give sentiment and personalised data on individuals. Shares Social Media has trained artificial intelligence and now Big Data is taking over.

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Sharing our vulnerabilities

Chris Corrigan

Rebecca uses this awareness opening as a jumping off point for how to create inclusive spaces for gender identity issues to be considered in the craft of teaching physical education. Over the past few days several friends of mine have blogged pieces that capture their vulnerable moments.

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Story Week Tuesday: Little Triggers

Engineers without Fears

For this story is was around gender. Which is interesting because we know that the CEO is a man but we don't know the gender of the storyteller or any of the other characters. Tags: story week gender So we looked at how people responded to a story told by Obama back in StoryWeek.

Kaizen Camp: Seattle 2012

Evolving Web

Last year we were blessed with great conversation, learning, food, and near gender parity. Following last year’s excellent “Seattle Lean Camp ,” we are now nearing Kaizen Camp: Seattle 2012. (We We did have a name change, so as not to confuse us with another set of camps with the same name.)

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Continuing My Ecocycle Experimentation

Full Circle Associates

In January I was working with the CGIAR Gender in Agricultural Research Network during their meeting. My wonderful client, Jacqui Ashby trusted me to use many of the Liberating Structures with the group.

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The science of teaching

Jenny Connected

the gender gap between male and female achievement in physics, the ineffectiveness of demonstrations in physics teaching and. Eric Mazur was the opening speaker at the ALT-C 2012 conference in Manchester UK this week.

apple: technology that chicks like

Engineers without Fears

gender design iphoneThere is an old, old diss in electronic dance music: "It's OK I guess. Yeah, I can really see gurlz liking that". Because blokes like nerdy detail - fiddling about with basslines & noises & gadgets & suchlike. Design as an autistic journey up your own fundament. Whereas chicks tend to prefer music that makes sense as more than pure experiment - as something social & sociable, as something useful & desirable.

Carl Jackson on Supporting Online Communities in International Development

Nancy White

Within Eldis communities had a debate between experts on food security and gender, convened by BRIDGE at IDS. The Food security and gender event was part of a wider programmatic effort around that subject, purpose of gathering knowledge for publication.

An Ant’s Eye View Review of Radian6 Insights

Ant's Eyeview Blog

Author level analysis such as gender, who the author influences and is influenced by. But picture the following as a starting point for putting the new tools to use: Split out authors by gender, then pull up a River of News to see the posts to compare themes.

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Automating teaching and assessment

Jenny Connected

What was interesting is that the audience for this talk seemed very taken with the idea of pedagogical agents, what gender they should be, what appearance they should have, what culture they should represent etc. George Veletsianos gave an interesting and thought provoking talk to the University of Edinburgh yesterday. This was live streamed and hopefully a recording will soon be posted here. A good set of rough notes has been posted by Peter Evans on Twitter. Peter Evans@eksploratore.

What is the Diversification ‘Sweet Spot’? We have an Answer.15%

Governance in a Networked World

Is a gender quota really the answer? In our previous article on ‘ The Sisterhood goes Missing at Board Level’ we identified the non-executive director role, more so than simply gender, as the key vehicle for delivering diversity of thought and experience to companies.

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Companies with ‘Networked’ Board Directors have 85% Higher Growth Rates!

Governance in a Networked World

You may recall from our previous article on “ The Sisterhood goes Missing at Board Level” that we intimated that we believed it was as much the independence of the non-executive director role as the gender effect that would impact mostly on firm performance.

5 Cool things I learned about in 2013

e-Moderation Station

And finally, a shout out for The Fair List , which encourages gender balance for speakers at English language teaching (ELT) events in the UK. Photo by Creativity103.

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Some lessons about capacity building in social media for development organisations in the South

Joitske Hulsebosch

However, some of the topics (like gender and energy) were not found on social media monitors, probably an indicator that few people are talking about them.

Facilitating for engagement in isolated communities

Viv Mcwaters

When people have little or no power, and are suffering terrible deprivations – physical and sexual abuse, discrimination and gender-based violence – storytelling can be a window to safely explore and share their experiences – as long as those listening are open to hearing.

Examples of interest from The Imitation Game

Chris Corrigan

Although this is not how Joan Clarke joined the project, it was a good way of sorting out the talent from the confirmation biases that riddled the intelligence establishment (in this case gender bias). Our traditional Boxing Day movie this year was The Imitation Game, the new film about Alan Turing and his team’s efforts to break the Enigma code used by the German Navy in the Second World War.

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How do you play status games?

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Some things you won’t be able to do much about, like color, age and gender. Can you really refuse to play a status game, if the other person insists? picture copyright by Dano on flickr). I must say, I’d rather not.

Facebook Addiction? | Psychology Today

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Convince kids that all their friends eat carrots, and carrots become more attractive. Brent McFerran, Ph.D. Less agreeable individuals earn more than their agreeable counterparts. Goal Auzeen Saedi. If you want to control your need for caffeine, dial down your expectations of its benefits. Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. What makes a yogi mad? The New York Times found out, the hard way. Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D. George Clooney balances comfort and challenge.

Being a leader without being the boss

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Some typical ones would be: formal authority, seniority, being an expert, having new ideas, being likeable and engaging, bringing in money, being grumpy, being manipulative, being connected to influential people (inside or outside the system), being of the preferred gender, age group, race etc. Which ones can you realistically develop (changing your race or gender are obviously less likely than changing your level of expertise or grumpieness)? and what lights your fire?

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Reflections on the Social Business Forum 2012 - Milan

Governance in a Networked World

The delightful Bian Salins (BT) managed to get a word in as the ‘hands-on” pragmatist as well as playing her part in addressing the gender imbalance on the speaker line-up (perhaps that’s another story). Well that’s it for another year, Forum No.5 for Open Knowledge and a far cry from the initial, much more intimate, affair in Varese in 2008. Back in 2008 Blogs, wikis, Facebook and Twitter were just a novelty.

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Connect To Thrive | Psychology Today

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

To boost your memory, take a short break after you learn something new. Sian Beilock, Ph.D. If you want love to last a lifetime then think about marrying your best friend. Thomas G. Plante, Ph.D., There are subversive effects of feeling inspired by winners. Raj Raghunathan, Ph.D. Suicide is the second highest cause of death among college students. Julie K. Hersh. We now know that improving sleep is another great reason to limit your high-fat food intake. Michael J. Breus, Ph.D.

Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

Making CommunitySense

It was a wonderful meeting of minds of people from all over the world working on and passionate about the intersection of Gender, Nutrition, and Agricultural Extension. It all started with mapping the local: the Tilburg Urban Farming community.

Understanding Users of Social Networks — HBS Working Knowledge

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Piskorski has also found deep gender differences in the use of sites. But the remarkable finding was the gender dynamics.

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Poultry for Progress and the Chicken of Change

Nancy White

Poultry production can contribute to the MDGs around poverty, hunger, education, gender empowerment, health, and even reduction in HIV/AIDS. One of my jobs a few weeks ago was to facilitate sessions at the Rome Share Fair.

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Wealth inequality: the invisible quintile


Yes indeed, 92 per cent of respondents did, and there was no significant difference in gender or income level among participants.

The Role of the Service Sector in the Indian Economy

Jenny Connected

So it seems that services could lead the economy, but there needs to be greater equality between the different States and a better gender balance. On a recent trip – 2-9 th January 2012 – to Chennai (formerly Madras) in India, I attended part of a small conference, which focussed on the role of the services sector on the growth of the Indian economy. This conference was organised by Lancaster University’s India Centre. The opening speaker was Dr D.K.

Children, not chimps, prefer collaboration: Humans like to work together in solving tasks -- chimps don't

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Gender Difference. Science News. Blog Cite. Email. Print. Share. Children, Not Chimps, Prefer Collaboration: Humans Like to Work Together in Solving Tasks -- Chimps Dont. ScienceDaily (Oct. 13, 2011) — Recent studies have shown that chimpanzees possess many of the cognitive prerequisites necessary for humanlike collaboration. Cognitive abilities, however, might not be all that differs between chimpanzees and humans when it comes to cooperation.

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