AGENT provides an array of support for national, regional and global environmental activities to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality. AGENT’s support is designed to complement existing or emerging USAID environmental efforts. AGENT broadens the reach of technical support, builds evidence for gender integration throughout environmental sectors, fills critical information gaps, and develops targeted resources […]
This factsheet explains the background, importance, and goals of GECCO*, an IUCN and USAID project. *The former Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO) initiative is now part of a broader program, Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), which aims to improve development outcomes by strengthening environmental programing through gender integration and achieving gender […]
IUCN GGO is working in partnership with USAID to address gender issues through programming and support to partner governments in a new initiative called GECCO — Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities.
The Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO) initiative is a fiveyear program launched by USAID and IUCN in 2014. GECCO’s overall goal is to leverage advancements in women’s empowerment and gender equality through, and for, the benefit of climate change and development outcomes.
USAID and IUCN organized a Gender and Renewable Energy Workshop on September 3-5, 2014, in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The event convened a diverse group of 44 experts under the umbrella of gender, large-scale renewable energy, and climate change mitigation. The workshop was geared toward building new knowledge and guidance on gender considerations in low emissions development planning and the renewable energy sector beyond the household level, with the following objectives: increase awareness and understanding on gender and large-scale renewable energy and low emissions development planning; identify key entry points and opportunities; define future actions at the international, regional, and national levels; and identify knowledge and capacity gaps and potential avenues for closing them.
This white paper was commissioned by USAID under the USAID/IUCN Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO) initiative. Developed through a literature review and individual consultations with experts and validated through an experts’ workshop, this white paper considers the most recent work on the intersection of gender and energy.
Over three days, 13-15 May 2014, in Washington, D.C., the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) joined with the Global Gender Office (GGO) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to organize and host a technical workshop on gender and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). To develop a substantive and forwardlooking agenda, and to facilitate a dynamic workshop program, USAID and IUCN brought together and relied upon a Steering Committee of leading partners, including the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), the REDD+ Social and Environmental Standards (SES) initiative, the UN-REDD Programme and the pro-poor and cobenefits REDD+ initiatives of IUCN.
The Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO) initiative is a five-year PIO grant through USAID’s E3 Bureau to IUCN to leverage advancements in women’s empowerment and gender equality through, and for, the benefit of climate change and development outcomes.