Dina Najjar
Senior Gender Scientist

Dr. Dina Najjar joined ICARDA in 2014 as a social and gender specialist. A socio-cultural anthropologist by training, she focuses on the link between gender equality and policies; agricultural technologies and delivery systems; rural employment and migration; adaption to climate change; and productive assets, including access to land and ownership, in the Middle East and North Africa.

Her geographical expertise includes Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Sudan. She has also conducted research in Uzbekistan, Kenya, Ethiopia, and India. Dr. Najjar is fluent in Arabic and proficient in French and Swahili. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Dina Najjar's Publications

Feminization, rural transformation, and wheat systems in post-soviet Uzbekistan
“Dear brother farmer”: Gender, agriculture and digital extension in rural Tunisia during the COVID-19 pandemic
Livestock Innovations, Social Norms, and Women’s Empowerment in the Global South
A review of the effects of migration on the feminization of agrarian dryland economies
Gender and Asset Ownership in the Old and New Lands of Egypt
Gender and agricultural extension: why a gender focus matters
Journal Article
December 31, 2019

The long-term success of extension services is dependent upon addressing the underlying causes of gender
inequality. However, gender analysis is often not included in the design and implementation of extension services. Our aim with this review is to...

Community typology framed by normative climate for agricultural innovation, empowerment, and poverty reduction
Gendered aspirations and occupations among rural youth, in agriculture and beyond: A cross-regional perspective
What drives capacity to innovate? Insights from women and men small-scale farmers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Political Economy of the Wheat Sector in Morocco: Seed Systems, Varietal Adoption, and Impacts
Women's Contributions to Climate Change Adaptation in Egypt's Mubarak Resettlement Scheme through Cactus Cultivation and Adjusted Irrigation.