Jacqueline Ashby is a Development Sociologist (PhD Cornell University) who has conducted research and published extensively on social ecology, participatory research and gender analysis applied to agricultural innovation and environmental conservation. Her research focuses on participatory breeding, social stratification and poverty in rural development of low income countries. Ashby works with the CGIAR Program as an advisor to senior management in evaluating and monitoring accountability for implementation of mainstreaming gender in research of 15 global research programs. She also facilitates the Gender and Agriculture Research Network, a cross-program research network for knowledge sharing. Previously, she worked as a Director of Research, Natural Resource Management at CIAT.
At the GREAT Course, Dr Ashby facilitated sessions on G+ tools for gender-responsive breeding