Guiding sustainable and resilient landscapes

Achieving sustainable, resilient and equitable landscapes

Cross-sector, multi-stakeholder, gender-responsive strategies for sustainable, resilient results

Working with USAID’s Office for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev), Sustainable Landscapes (SL) and Global Climate Change (GCC) teams, AGENT develops tailored cross-sector research, tools and strategies to meet interlinked sustainable development goals.


Driving gender-responsive knowledge and collaboration towards sustainability and resilience building

AGENT strengthens knowledge and capacities for addressing climate vulnerability risks and interlinked gender gaps and guides cross-sector, multi-stakeholder partnerships to improve and implement their gender commitments. For example, the a resource guide on gender and social inclusion for the Tropical Forest Alliance distills best practices for how agribusiness commodities, civil society and governments can advance gender equality, strengthen sustainability and improve business and governance outcomes. 

Today, AGENT supports the NASA SERVIR program by building gender-focused knowledge, capacities and experience-sharing among regional hubs to improve governance support processes delivering GIS and earth monitoring data services to countries. 

Coming soon, AGENT will release its research examining the “triple nexus” of climate vulnerability, state fragility and gender inequality through an indicators framework. 

Facilitating multi-stakeholder gender-responsive national action

With support from AGENT, IUCN has supported diverse governments and their stakeholders to develop cross-sector, multi-stakeholder, participatory regional, national and subnational climate change agender action plans (ccGAPs). Complementing each country’s existing climate change strategy or plan and enhancing it with gender-responsiveness and women’s priorities and innovations as core drivers for transformation, ccGAPs in the Dominican Republic, Zambia and Peru span priority sectors and map key actions. Capacity building processes champion women’s empowerment and gender equality for improved adaptation, mitigation and resilience-building across sectors.

To date, more than two dozen ccGAPs have been created around the world, propelling political commitment across sectors and catalysing innovative action.  Explore ccGAPs, each of which include sectoral gender analyses, below:

An IUCN-USAID partnership

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Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) is  a ten-year collaboration between the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev) that was established in 2014. The purpose of the grant is to increase the effectiveness of environment programming through robust gender integration and improve gender equality and women’s empowerment outcomes in a broad range of environmental sectors.

Are you interested in engaging AGENT to filling knowledge gaps, programmatic and project cycle advice, or technical support to implementers and field projects?

Engage with AGENT coordinators for more details.

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