Sophia Huyer is Gender and Social Inclusion Leader at the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) as well as Director of Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT) based in Brighton, Canada. She has engaged in research and policy analysis on global gender equality issues relating to technology, innovation and sustainable development for over 20 years. She was with the Gender Advisory Board of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (GAB-CSTD) from 1998 – 2014 and Senior Advisor to the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) at The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) from 2009-2013. Recent publications include “Weathering the Storm or Storming the Norms? Gender Equality in CSA (2020)” as Guest Editor of a special issue in Climatic Change on Gender Equality and Climate-smart Agriculture; “From vulnerability to agency: gender equality in climate adaptation and mitigation” (2020) in Advancing gender equality through agricultural and environmental research: past, present and future published by the CGIAR Gender Platform and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and “Gender and Food Security in a Changing Climate” (2019) in Taking stock: Data and evidence on gender equality in digital access, skills and leadership published by the UNU Institute on Computing and Society/International Telecommunications Union. Sophia held a Fulbright Fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2000. She received her Ph.D. from York University in Toronto.
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