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Gender and Environment Resources

MSU Programs and Resources

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Gender, Development, and Globalization Program (GDG)
Formerly called Women in International Development. Established in 1978, GDG is the longest-standing program of its kind in the nation, promoting teaching, research, and action on international development and global transformation as they affect women and gender relations. 

Environmental Science and Policy Program (ESPP)
Answering complex problems requires collaborative efforts. Environmental science and policy demands flexibility, creativity, and knowledge drawn from many fields. This holds true for students shaping their education or for professionals seeking solutions to practical problems. ESPP is more about access, less about barriers, offering interdisciplinary science for better decisions, for creative solutions, and for choices and balance for the future.

Graduate Specialization in Ethics and Development
The Specialization in Ethics and Development provides graduate students and faculty with the opportunity to address collaboratively and in a philosophically sophisticated manner the difficult ethical issues that arise in the course of social, economic, political, and cultural development within an increasingly inter-connected global context.

Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems
MSU's entry point for a wide range of activities in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. This website includes pages on:

  • Cover Crops
  • Soil Ecology and Management
  • Economic Analysis
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Biological Control with Native Plants
  • Crop Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Livestock — Beef
  • Cultural Diversity, Food, and Agriculture
  • Women and Agriculture

Resources and Organizations outside MSU

Advancing Women 
An international network for women in the workplace based on the premises that women face different challenges than men at work and that women need to network together in order to meet these challenges successfully.

Association of Women's Rights in Development (AWID) 
AWID is an international membership NGO consisting of practitioners, scholars, and policy-makers committed to gender equality and a just and sustainable development process. AWID works to build capacity of individuals advocating for women's rights worldwide and to deepen dialogue on specific Women in Development/Gender and Development (WID/GAD) issues.

CGIAR Research on Gender and Agriculture Research Network
CGIAR is a global research partnership for a food-secure future, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources and ecosystem services. CGIAR established a network of gender experts across the CGIAR Research Programs, requesting to have a lead scientist to coordinate communication and work with the Network, and plan future activities together with facilitation by the CGIAR’s Senior Advisor on Gender and Research.

Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) 
DAWN is a network of women scholars and activists from the economic South who engage in feminist research and analysis of the global environment. Their website includes access to articles and information on gender, development, and the environment.

EarthRights International
A nonprofit organization that combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of human rights and the environment.

Eldis provides a gateway to information on development and environmental issues.

ENERGIA: International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy
ENERGIA links individuals and groups concerned with energy, environment, and women. The organization's goal is to strengthen the role of women in sustainable energy development through information exchange, training, research, advocacy, and action.

An online, nonprofit organization based in the US providing access to thousands of online environmental resources. The site links the environmental community and provides a database for news, information, and organizations from over 150 countries.

Gender and Food Security 
A website hosted by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) that contains topics related to women and food security, including education, population, agriculture, and the environment.

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
IISD is an international, nonprofit organization that provides practical solutions to the challenge of integrating environmental and social priorities with economic development.

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
NEMA seeks to promote and ensure integrated and sustainable environmental management.

Socio-Economic and Gender Analysis Programme (SEAGA)

SEAGA was established in 1993 to promote gender awareness when meeting development challenges.

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS)
SAFS is MSU's entry point for a wide range of activities in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems.

Sustainable Energy and Economy Network (SEEN)
SEEN works with citizen groups globally on environment and development issues, with focuses on climate change, human rights, gender equity, energy, and economic issues.

Women & Environments International Magazine (WE)
WE is a Canadian international magazine that examines the relations among women and the environment from a feminist perspective.

Women's Center of Greater Lansing
The Women’s Center is dedicated to helping women realize their potential, support each other, achieve economic self-sufficiency, and develop emotional and physical well-being, regardless of income level.

Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
WEDO is an international advocacy network actively working to transform society to achieve social, political, economic, and environmental justice for all, through the empowerment of women.

Women's International Center (WIC)
WIC is a nonprofit education and service foundation dedicated to acknowledging, honoring, celebrating, informing, and educating women.

World Neighbors
Publications on gender, agriculture, environment, and study cases.

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