REDD+ initiatives pose many potential challenges while offering many potential benefits for local communities, specifically women. As such, Uganda has worked with IUCN to ensure that their REDD+ initiatives include a gender perspective and act to empower local communities while conserving essential forests. This publication reports the outcomes of workshops for multiple stakeholder including women’s organizations which form the basis of this roadmap to support mainstreaming of gender in REDD+ processes in Uganda.
This report explains the lessons learned and recommendations from GVEP Uganda’s loan guarantee and microfinance program. This loan guarantee program supports energy entrepreneurs and the expansion of access to modern energy. Key challenges for potential lenders include lack of collateral, high interest rates, and misconception of the loan finance. Challenges for the financial institutions include misunderstanding the loan guarantee and the lack of proper due diligence for granting loans. These challenges and recommendations to overcome them are discussed.
Abstract: This publication shares IUCN’s experiences in developing the world’s first gender-responsive national strategies and roadmaps on climate change. Different sections outline steps and elements of creating a climate change gender action plan (ccGAP) or REDD+ roadmap; present principles behind the strategies and what has worked best; detailed case studies highlighting sectors that demonstrate the gender dimensions of climate change in different national contexts; and provide recommendations on how to move forward.