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Event, May 4: More gender equality and justice in climate action

You are warmly invited to an event with CDKN, ODI, Practical Action Consulting and the Institute for Development Studies:

‘More equality and justice in climate action’

 

Date: 4th May 2016, at Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ

14:00 – 15:30 UK time (GMT+1) with international livestreaming, followed by a reception

Please register to attend in person or to take part online.

 

Why does gender equality matter in climate related programming? What does “inclusive” programming look like, in practice? And, do climate programmes in cities pose any special challenges or opportunities for advancing gender equality? 

These are some of the questions that our expert panel will debate and invite you to discuss at this interactive event.

Speakers will present – and respond to – the findings of leading-edge research that aims to address major knowledge gaps on the gender dimensions of climate change mitigation, adaptation and development. Commissioned by CDKN, the research was carried out by a cross-cultural team at Practical Action Consulting and IDS Sussex. The study involved field work in urban areas of Peru, Kenya and India.

The team will launch three country reports, ‘How do gender approaches improve climate compatible development: Lessons from India, Kenya and Peru’.

ODI and CDKN will also launch the cross-cutting report, in association with Practical Action Consulting and IDS: ’10 things to know…about gender equality and achieving climate goals.’

 

The findings uncover a range of drivers and constraints to integrating gender approaches in climate programming in cities. The research demonstrates how gender sensitive approaches can increase gender equality and so pave the way for better overall climate and development outcomes — and contributing to wider social development goals.

This event will gather experts from the social development, climate change and disaster risk reduction communities.

Donors will learn about the value of setting gender equality as a requirement in climate programming and funding allocation. Other stakeholders involved in climate and development projects – such as non-governmental organisations, researchers and academics – can learn how to design and deliver more inclusive projects, and so avoid perpetuating gender inequality.

Chair:

Colin McQuistan, Practical Action – Senior Advisor on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

Speakers:

  • Dr. Andrew Norton, IIED –Director
  • Reetu Sogani, Practitioner/ Researcher on Gender, Traditional Knowledge & Climate change from India
  • Dr. Virginie Le Masson, ODI – Research Fellow
  • Sam Bickersteth, CDKN- CEO

With representative from DFID, Climate and Environment Department

Please register to attend in person or to take part online. Participants who wish to join remotely by livestream will have a chance to pose questions to the speakers in writing.


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Webinar – Beyond Male Engagement: Creating Male Champions for Women’s Economic Empowerment

 

 

Beyond Male Engagement: Creating Male Champions for Women’s Economic Empowerment

In order to shift gender norms, it is important to meaningfully include men in the conversation, but how do you move beyond engagement and towards behavior change?

This webinar will discuss technical best practices and promising approaches to promote men’s participation in women’s economic empowerment.

The panelists will highlight specific approaches and methods being utilized by The SEEP Network and MenEngage Alliance members in the field, highlighting innovative tools, trainings, activities, and programming that promote male champions for women’s economic empowerment.

Speakers and Details >>

Join us for a webinar!

Beyond Male Engagement: Creating Male Champions for Women’s Economic Empowerment

Wednesday, May 4
9:30 – 10:30 am
US EST

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This webinar is hosted by SEEP’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Working Group, as a part of its “Innovations in Women’s Economic Empowerment” webinar series.

 


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Gender and Land Statistics: new FAO info-note based on a collaborative work with PIM

Reposted from the Engendering Data blog:

FAO Gender and Land team has recently published a new info-note on the linkages between Gender and Land Statistics.

Land statistics disaggregated by sex are essential to highlighting the disparities in secure land rights between women and men. With that in mind, in 2014 FAO joined forced with the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) to develop a common framework for producing sex-disaggregated indicators for FAO’s Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD). As a result of this work, five indicators were developed. The new info-note provides an overview of the indicators, methodology behind them, and the key concepts that they capture.

FAO’s Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD) launched its new and improved website in 2015 aiming to increase awareness about gender and land issues around the globe. PIM has been proud to be one of the partners of this initiative, especially because the new GLRD’s indicators of men’s and women’s control over land draw from those proposed in the PIM paper by Doss et al (2013), “Gender Inequalities in Ownership and Control of Land in Africa: Myth versus Reality”.

Read more on this topic in earlier blogs:

FAO’s Gender and Land Rights Database launches a new website

How sex-disaggregated land statistics can help monitor progress of the new Sustainable Development Goals (by Ana Paula de la O Campos (FAO))

Related publications:

Ana Paula de la O Campos, Nynne Warring, Chiara Brunelli, Cheryl Doss, and Caitlin Kieran. 2015. Gender and Land Statistics: Recent developments in FAO’s Gender and Land Rights Database. FAO/PIM Technical Note (pdf)


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Webinar, May 3: Gender and Social Protection

 

SAVE THE DATE
socialprotection.org presents:
The Gender and Social Protection Webinar Series
commencing with:
Gender and Social Protection:
Current Issues and Policy Trends

organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UNDP’sInternational Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (the IPC-IG).
 We invite you to register for the webinar.
The webinar will take place on 3 May, at 9am – 10:30am (Washington DC), and will address the following topics:
• Gender equality and women’s empowerment in terms of poverty reduction strategies, particularly in rural areas.
• The impact on gender relations within the household and in the community.
• Social protection interventions and services that matter the most for women, particularly rural women.
• Complementary services that can make a difference in enabling gender equality and women’s economic and social empowerment.
• Gaps in research on social protection programmes.
 
We also invite you to join the Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Online Community to continue the webinar discussion and learn more about how social protection programmes contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Community is administered by the IPC-IG and the FAO. You will also be able to stay up-to-date on the Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Webinar Series.
Take this 1 minute Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Survey to ensure The Gender and Social Protection Webinar Series features content you are interested in!Webinar Panelists and Schedule:

9 – 9:30:
Speaker: Nicola Jones (Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute)

9:30 – 9:45:
Speaker: Agnes Quisumbing (Senior Research Fellow, The International Food Policy Research Institute)

9:45 – 9:55:
Discussant & Moderator: Ana Paula de la O Campos (Gender Policy Officer,Food and Agriculture Organization)

9:55 – 10:30:
Questions from the audience
Date: May 3 2016
Time: 9am – 10:30am
(Washington DC) 

Register for the Webinar!


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Funding opportunity: Fostering innovative business models for women’s financial inclusion

The second window of the Challenge Fund titled “Fostering innovative business models for women’s financial inclusion” will award up to US$1.8 million in matching grants to projects offering either an innovative approach or scaling-up an existing approach for financial service delivery to women in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam.  Closes 15 April 2016.


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UN Women Grants

UN Women Grants: Accepting applications

The United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women is accepting applications for its 20th grant cycle (2016) from civil society organizations and government authorities. Special attention will be paid to applications from women’s rights, women-led, and small organizations (including youth organizations) in recognition of the contribution these make to reaching women and girls at the grassroots level.

This year, the UN Trust Fund is looking to support organizations that qualify for funding under:

(a) the three programmatic areas of the UN Trust Fund’s 2015-2020 Strategy

(b) a “special window” addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the current refugee crisis

(c) those specifically invited to submit proposals.

See the UN Women homepage for criteria, eligibility requirements and application guidelines.


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Gender in Agriculture Partnership Special Issue: Gender in GCARD3

The Gender in Agriculture Partnership (GAP) has released a Special Issue of the GAP Newsletter on the occasion of the third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3), Johannesburg, 5-8 April 2016, considering the question, Why are Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment critical to strengthen Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages? Read the newsletter here.

 

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