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By Patti Kristjanson, Senior Research Fellow, World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), and Gender Advisor, PROFOR
In a talk the other day, Marc Sadler, World Bank Global Lead Economist for Agriculture, said he had a real ‘aha’ moment when reading the Gender in Climate-Smart Agriculture module on the plane on his way to Rome several months ago. What struck him was that we shouldn’t be so focused on monitoring gender impacts. Because we won’t have any if we don’t design projects with gender in mind. That made me very happy. I put a lot of time into that module, along with many others, and I think his take home message is bang on.