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Sophia Huyer

Gender and Social Inclusion Leader, Accelerating the Impact of CGIAR Climate Research (AICCRA) program

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Sophia Huyer is Gender and Social Inclusion Leader at the CGIAR Accelerating the Impact of CGIAR Climate Research (AICCRA) program, as well as Director of Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT) based in Brighton, Canada. She has extensive experience in research and policy analysis on global gender equality issues relating to technology, innovation and sustainable development. She is a member of the Gender Advisory Board of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (GAB-CSTD) and was 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 “From vulnerability to agency: gender equality in climate adaptation and mitigation” in Advancing gender equality through agricultural and environmental research: past, present and future (IFPRI, 2020), “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); 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, UNU Institute on Computing and Society/International Telecommunications Union. Sophia is a Visiting Fellow at the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and a member of the Scientific Committee of the AWARD One Planet Climate Fellowship.  She 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.