Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (SRJS)

SRJS and Gender 

Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (SRJS) is an expansive program that engages 16 countries across 9 regions to secure International Public Goods (IPGs) — focusing on water and food security and climate resilience — through a balance of short- and long-term social, economic and sustainability interests from civil society, governments and businesses.

Gender equality and inclusivity principles are key, cross-cutting goals of the SRJS program. IUCN supports country partners through various technical advising and capacity building activities to ensure these principles are reflected in program interventions.

Please contact Cate Owren ( and Seline Meijer ( with any questions or suggestions!

Resources for country partners

The following are IUCN publications that are intended to help guide partners in understanding the linkages between gender and climate change, planning interventions with a gender lens, implementing gender-responsive programs, and furthering global efforts on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

SRJS and Gender Tool 

This tool is for SRJS country partners to establish a common understanding of gender equality and social inclusion terms and issues, ensure that gender equality and social inclusion principles trigger concrete actions and results; and recognize the value of a gender-responsive, socially inclusive approach to safeguarding IPGs.

SRJS and gender webinars

Open Online Course on Gender and Environment

This course provides an overview of the linkages between gender and the environment linked to biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, international waters, and chemicals and waste. It provides knowledge and tools to mainstream gender, and gives facts and figures to foster a better understanding of the global international frameworks related to gender and environment. A certificate is available to those that complete the course.

Toward Equity Series (Vol. 1 – 9)

This nine volume series offers concrete suggestions and recommendations for incorporating a gender equity perspective into every stage of the project cycle.

Vol. 1: Writing proposals with a gender perspective

Vol. 2: Participatory appraisals with a gender equity perspective

Vol. 3: Project planning from a gender perspective

Vol. 4: Gender-sensitive systems for monitoring and evaluation

Vol. 5: Processes of participation and empowerment

Vol. 6: Equity indicators

Vol. 7: Management and decision-making processes with equity

Vol. 8: Systematization from a gender perspective

Vol. 9: Basic conceptual elements for understanding gender

En Français: Vers l’équité

En Español: Serie Hacia la Equidad

Framework for Conducting Gender Responsive Analysis

This methodology uses key questions to uncover gender gaps and issues at local, institutional and national levels, as well as gendered differences in the distribution of benefits, risks and opportunities.

Roots for the Future: the Landscape and Way Forward on Gender and Climate Change

This publication presents the latest research, data, strategies, results and recommendations for the way forward on gender and climate change across critically linked sectors. Roots for the Future was inspired by and updates the core content of the 2008 Gender and Climate Change Training Manual.

The Art of Implementation: Gender Strategies Transforming National and Regional Climate Change Decision Making

This publication shares IUCN’s experiences in developing the world’s first gender-responsive national strategies and roadmaps on climate change. Different sections outline steps and elements of creating a climate change gender action plan (ccGAP) or REDD+ roadmap; present principles behind the strategies and what has worked best; highlight detailed case studies that demonstrate the gender dimensions of climate change in different national contexts; and provide recommendations on how to move forward.