IFAD Workshop on Gender & Poverty Targeting through Market Liniage Operations, Rome 2002. María Fernández and Ricardo Ramírez designed and facilitated a workshop following a number of studies conducted by IFAD staff and consultants in Africa to provide IFAD with practical tools and techniques to mainstream gender in current and future market linkage projects and programmes. The workshop served as a venue to finalize a Toolkit for Practitioners that were subsequently published by IFAD (not authored by ISG).
Research Capacity-building Project ‘Because Gender Matters” ICARDA, Syria 2010-2012: The International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) and the International Development Research Center (IDRC) of Canada supported institutes in Morocco, Algeria, and Lebanon with to increase the capacity of researchers of the MENA region to integrate Social and Gender Analysis (SAGA) in Environment and Natural Resource Management (ENRM) research. Maria Fernandez and Alessandra Galie have contributed to the iterative support for use of SAGA participatory approaches in the field; online consultations, workshop facilitation and support in the write-up of the findings since 2010.