adaptation

This guidebook, produced by CARE International, provides multiple stakeholders with direction and tools for initializing analysis of climate change vulnerability and adaptation capacity as preliminary measures for project development. Emphasis is placed on community knowledge and participation, with recognition and engagement of particularly vulnerable segments of the population, particularly women and other marginalized groups.

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This training manual, produced collaboratively by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security, CARE International and World Agroforestry Centre, provides research guidance for gender-sensitive climate adaptation activities at the rural community level. The manual includes key definitions, tools, common issues and recommendations to ensure that gender/social considerations are integrated at the outset of programs.

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Women, on average, are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change, necessitating gender-responsive action in mitigation and adaptation efforts. This issue of the Joto Afrika highlights key points from the learning workshop on Gender and Community-Based Adaptation. The document provides an introduction to gender-responsive CBA, including challenges and best practices.

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This report from the working group on connecting women’s rights to food security organized by the Group of Women Parliamentarians explains the necessity of integrating women’s empowerment and food security into climate change adaptation strategies. Mainstreaming of these issues, as opposed to addressing climate change, food security, and gender through siloed approached, will increase the effectiveness and impact of this work. This paper identifies successful strategies for addressing these challenges.  

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This document produced by the working group connecting women’s rights to food organized by the Group of Women Parliamentarians highlights the relationships among climate change adaptation, women’s empowerment, food security, and economic development. The author explains that hunger is not simply a result of the lack of food but that societal inequities, including the unequal distribution of resources, also play a role. 

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This paper identifies areas of opportunity where microfinance could play a role in fostering climate change adaptation, focusing on examples from Bangladesh and Nepal. On average, 90% of the clients of microfinance institutions are women. Therefore, this paper considers the role that microfinance institutions can play in the empowerment of women as well as community adaptation to climate change.  

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Collaborating, Empowering, Achieving

This publication highlights and provides details of the Global Gender Climate Alliance’s (GGCA) diverse activities and achievements. The GGCA was developed by representatives of IUCN, UNDP, UNEP, and WEDO to ensure the gender-responsiveness of climate change policies, decision-making and initiatives atthe global, regional and national levels.

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Gender Equality and Adaptation

Using the issue of disaster risk management and reduction, this factsheet explains the importance of considering gender when developing and implementing climate change adaption policies and plans.

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