The Peru Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) report underpins coordination between development agencies across sectors. It also led to the designation of a gender focal point in the Ministry of Environment.
The Peru ccGAP also identifies innovative ideas on how to mobilise women’s activities and government engagement towards mitigation results, including:
|Creating a focal point between environmental and women’s ministries; conducting training sessions for women and men on gender and renewable energy issues; and conducting a pilot study on women’s productive use of energy towards an evaluation on improving women’s access to first level banking credit.|
|Incorporating content on climate change and gender equality into training programs for teachers across basic education, bilingual-intercultural education and higher education.|
|Cataloguing ancestral, local knowledge and practices of women and men to prepare kits of traditional medicinal plants to respond to and prevent health problems associated with climate change.|
|Promoting the presence of women in management positions in formal waste picking associations, developing credit programmes to increase seed capital for these associations.|
|Click to access the full Peru ccGAP (in Spanish).||Click to read a blog by USAID about the Peru ccGAP development.||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.|