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Methodologies to Promote Gender-Responsive Climate Resilience

This blog was originally published on June 15th, 2018 on Climatelinks.  Work is underway to identify areas where climate vulnerability, fragility and gender inequality overlap. Using desk research and technical mapping of these points of overlap around the world, the USAID-funded program Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), is identifying countries most affected by this […]

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World Environment Day: Honoring women environmental defenders

Photo by WECAN By Lorena Aguilar 05 June 2018 Today, as we celebrate World Environment Day there is a group without equal in deserving recognition: environmental defenders. Little is known about them, even fewer know that many of these environmental defenders, especially in Latin America, are courageous women – of which many have given their […]

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AGENT Energy Webinar: The gender and energy nexus in urban settings

The gender and energy nexus in urban settings This webinar was held on 31 May, 2018. While there is much research and action focusing on the gender-energy nexus in rural settings, there is often very little discourse on addressing gender-related energy challenges specific to urban settings, such as the gender-differentiated access to services, connections and […]

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AGENT Energía Webinar: Mujeres y cadenas de valor de cocinas eficientes

Mujeres y cadenas de valor de cocinas eficientes: experiencias de la región latinoamericana Este webinar se llevó a cabo de 26 de abril de 2018 Cada día en Latinoamérica las mujeres están inhalando el humo dañino que emana de sus cocinas ineficientes mientras estas preparan los alimentos de sus familias. Además, ellas y sus hijas(os) generalemente […]

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CALL FOR CASE STUDIES– GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (GBV) AND THE ENVIRONMENT The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Gender Office, in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is inviting case studies as inputs to fill a critical knowledge gap on the linkages between environmental issues and gender-based violence (GBV). We […]

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AGENT Energy Webinar: Energy efficiency as a means to improve women’s lives

Energy efficiency as a means to improve women’s lives This webinar was held on April 19th, 2018. Energy efficiency in homes and businesses is a way to improve the lives of women, particularly because women often are responsible for a greater share of the burden of housework and childcare. Additionally, women’s economic activities, particularly those […]

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USAID and IUCN Partner to Advance Gender in the Environment

  Noting World Water Day and reflecting on International Women’s Day movements and Women’s History Month in a number of countries, USAID and IUCN examines its partnership on Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), which aims to improve development outcomes by strengthening environmental programing through gender integration and achieving gender equality outcomes. By Lorena Aguilar and […]

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