International photo competition on forestry and gender

2 April, 2014 by (comments)

Photos knock down the world’s language barriers and connect people, particularly when it comes to agricultural issues in which the audiences are so diverse: farmers, rural and urban families, NGOs, public and private sector actors, donors, and students.

The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (CRP-FTA) and CIAT gender specialists would like to bring a twist to science communication practices and improve impact through an international photo competition.

“We wish to communicate with a wider audience through interesting photos that tell real-life stories and reveal the social and gender dimensions of forestry,” said Purabi Bose, CIAT’s social scientist and CRP-FTA Program gender focal point.

The “Forests-Agriculture Interface through a Gender Lens” competition will select the best 100 photos and their respective stories – about the success or failure of integrating the gender component into research projects on forests, including dry lands and their inhabitants; agroforestry in vulnerable places; and non-timber forest products – and will publish them in an special book to be launched during the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress 2014.

Selected participants will receive a certificate and a copy of the book; and three of them, one for each topic, will be invited to attend the CRP-FTA workshop that will take place in Uganda in November 2014.

More information on the competition

Contact:  Purabi Bose (
CIAT social scientist and CRP-FTA Program gender focal point.

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