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Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT): Catalyzing change at all levels for equality and sustainability

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During FY21 (October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Hub in
the Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) continued to drive action together through the Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) partnership. AGENT worked to ensure policy makers and practitioners at all levels have the information, data, and tools they need to integrate gender and drive gender equality outcomes across environment policy and programming spheres.

The work presented in this annual review demonstrates that investments in gender-responsive knowledge, strategies, cooperation, and action across sectors strengthen opportunities to meet both gender equality and environment goals – with results during a key year of environmental policymaking. This review showcases AGENT achievements, with emphasis on better understanding and addressing gender-based violence (GBV) and environmental linkages, taking action on climate change, and tailoring program-specific technical support in Central America. Snapshots of what will come from AGENT in FY22 are reflected throughout.

Sustainable Development Goals