This study, published in the International Forestry Review, highlights the complex gender dimensions of climate change adaptation. Included is a study of the evolving vulnerabilities experienced and adaptation practices pursued by local communities in the Lake Faguibine area in Northern Mali, differentiated by gender.
Vulnerability assessments are a vital component of adaptation efforts as vulnerabilities can vary greatly over time and space, and determine what parts of society are most at risk. Adaptation efforts can even create greater vulnerabilities for some groups, particularly women, in the process of assisting others. This report examines these complexities in the shifting vulnerabilities to climate change arising from an evolving social, economic, ecological and political landscape in the Lake Faguibine region of Mali.
Built specifically as a toolkit for OCHA staff, this publication provides guidance on how to incorporate gender into humanitarian work, in accordance with the organization’s 2012 Gender Equality Policy. Included are definitions of key gender terminology as well as practical tips, examples, and a step-by-step framework for assessing and addressing gender issues within the OCHA’s program.