Examples of innovative women’s mitigation activities in IUCN ccGAPs: Bangladesh

In the Bangladesh Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) report, some of the many innovative ideas on how to mobilise women’s activities and engagement towards mitigation results include:

Mobilising women to manage community waste by promoting sustainable practices via women’s waste cooperatives.
Transforming the transportation sector and encouraging women to use public transportation options by ensuring women’s safe use of public transport through safe ticketing and sitting areas for women in bus and train terminals, and the introduction of day passes and a common ticket for buses, trains and boats.
Training women on technologies to enhance alternative agricultural practices (e.g. bio-fertilizer, saline resistant crops, homestead gardening, alternative fodder, mulching) and developing crop insurance and similar safety nets for women farmers.
Better equip communities with disaster response management by empowering women with essential skills such as boat rowing, bicycle riding and swimming as well as developing solar-powered radio and television programming to access women.
Helping women pursue locally owned restoration by identifying and implementing REDD+ benefit-sharing schemes for women.


Click to access the full Bangladesh ccGAP.Click to access a factsheet providing a summary overview of the Bangladesh ccGAP.For more information on our ccGAP methodology, please click to read our publication The Art of Implementation: Gender strategies transforming national and regional climate change decision making.

For more information on ccGAPs or how to work with IUCN in developing one, please contact us at globalgenderoffice@iucn.org and visit https://genderandenvironment.org/redefining-what-results-look-like/. ‎