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The focus of this paper is to establish whether these frameworks are in accordance with international and regional frameworks on climate change in addressing gender-specific impacts of climate change in the areas of climate-smart agriculture, food security, water, health, human rights and security. This paper, therefore, reviews climate change related policies and strategies in East Africa through a gendered lens. The countries whose legislative and policy frameworks are in focus include: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. The study assesses how these countries have integrated gender in...
Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture is needed to meet global climate policy targets. A number of low-emission development (LED) options exist in agriculture, which globally emits 10–12% of GHG emissions. In paddy rice production, alternative wetting and drying (AWD) can reduce emissions by up to 48%. Co-benefits of AWD include lower water consumption, lower use of fertilizer and seeds, and higher resistance to some pests and diseases. These are expected to result in improved benefits for individual farmers while lowering the sector’s overall contribution to GHG emissions...
Mariculture was envisioned to contribute to poverty reduction by increasing employment opportunities and income in the area where it is situated. This paper assesses the participation in mariculture of local men and women in seven mariculture sites in the country, the roles they perform, and their willingness to be involved in mariculture operation. Results show that only 24 % of the 785 households had members with any participation in mariculture since they were established in the area. By site, household participation ranged between 5 % and 44 %. This was translated to only 228 individuals...
Forest and trees play multiple roles in the landscapes and climate context, by serving a climate mitigation function as carbon sinks, through regulating water, sustaining agriculture and providing livelihoods and energy resources for women and men. Sustainable forest management projects with an explicit gender lens can help reduce women’s vulnerability by enhancing their socio-economic empowerment; by reducing informality in the production and marketing of non-timber forest products where women dominate; and by promoting legal reforms in land tenure, and institutional development through...
This brief provides a framework and set of recommendations for enhancing gender equality and women’s rights in and through Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) initiatives. It presents key considerations for gender-responsive FLR, drawing on lessons from the wider gender and natural resource management literature, ongoing and past restoration, and relevant initiatives to alter local land uses for global conservation and development goals. Key messages The essence of gender-responsive Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) is ensuring that women and men at all levels have equal voice and influence...
This is a joint statement of GenderCC´s & LIFE´s on the outcomes of COP23. They actively participated through formal interventions in the plenaries, meetings with national delegations, policy recommendations and public activities. They express their concernes about the absence of human rights and gender equality in the negotiations on these implementation guidelines. They do appreciate the Gender Action Plans acknowledging the importance of women participation but they would like to see more advancement of and capacity-building on tools such as Gender Impact Assessments that are crucial...
This brief publication is an effort to both elevate and celebrate the role women are playing to meet the 2030 deadline and to make the case for more women leaders to step forward and lead for the future we want. While we have made significant progress in the participation of women in leadership roles in many parts of the world, there is much-unfinished business. The purpose of this paper is not to focus on how to achieve gender equality but to encourage and empower women to lead for the Global Goals. This in turn, we believe, will help to create a virtuous circle that will also address gender...
This report focuses on 45 countries where there are significant challenges in providing sustainable energy services to all, including access to electricity, clean cooking, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. This report highlights 10 promising projects are examples of success; but to go beyond incremental improvement to wide-scale success, far bigger shifts are needed towards approaches that integrate gender equality, social inclusion, and women’s empowerment. The objective of this mapping report is to help identify opportunities to build on successes and form new partnerships for action...
This IFAD policy brief emphasizes that food security and nutrition for all can only be accomplished under conditions of sustainable progress in ensuring the elimination of all forms of gender discrimination and full participation of rural women in all spheres of society – economic, social and political. The approaches to empowerment need to be society-wide and transformative, addressing the root causes of gender inequalities, such as gender biased norms and attitudes, institutional and governance structures, and discriminatory practices against women. Transformative gender impact requires...
Any intervention in a village requires strong community support. This cannot be trained or tick marked, as it is not easily measurable. Underlying every community and household is constant change. Male out-migration changes women’s work load, their mobility and need to speak up for their family. However, their agency might be restricted by gendered norms. Social change, the change of norms, rules, and relations, is a long-term process. “Gender” cannot be trained as information or knowledge, as this would be prescriptive and counterproductive. Instead, this manual’s intention is meant to guide...

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