Sophia Huyer is Gender and Social Inclusion Research Leader of the CGIAR Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Programme (CCAFS) as well as Director of Women in Global Science and Technology (WISAT). She's also a Visiting Fellow on Gender and Climate Change at the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
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) until 2014, as well as Senior Advisor to the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) at The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) from 2009-2013.
Major publications include the chapter “Is the gender gap narrowing in science and engineering?” in the UNESCO Global Science Report 2015; co-author of the chapter “Agriculture, Food Security and Future Earth” in the forthcoming book Global Change and Future Earth published by Cambridge University Press, and the UNCTAD report Applying a Gender Lens to Science, Technology and Innovation (2011).
Currently, she is Guest Editor on a special issue of Climatic Change on Gender Transformative Climate-Smart Agriculture: Frameworks, Approaches and Technologies.
Sophia held a Fulbright Fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2000 and is a member of the Editorial Board of the World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development. She received her Ph.D. from York University in Toronto.