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BLOG: Why does paying attention to gender matter for climate change adaptation?

This blog post by Elizabeth Bryan, Patti Kristjanson, and Claudia Ringler summarizes recent research by IFPRI on gender and climate change under the CGIAR Program for Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security. Click here to read why gender matters for climate change adaptation.


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EMPLOYMENT: Gender Postdoctoral Fellow – Livestock Plus (CIAT)

Gender Postdoctoral Fellow- Livestock Plus

CIAT is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to address the key research question: How can Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) be designed and implemented to promote inclusiveness, social equity and decrease existing gender gaps?

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to work closely with a team of researchers from CIAT and partner organizations to include gender research in the LivestockPlus project. This project, which is part of the CCAFS, aims to reduce emissions from the cattle sector by promoting sustainable agricultural systems that include tropical forages and improved animal feeding practices.

Specifically, the Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to investigate gender roles and inequalities in the cattle sector in Costa Rica and Colombia as a baseline exercise. Then, work in collaboration with the LivestockPlus team to determine how various NAMAs may impact gender roles and inequalities and how gender relations may impact the uptake of NAMAs by farmers in the cattle sector.

The position will be based at CIAT Headquarters in Palmira, Colombia.


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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: Gender considerations in today’s post COP 21 environment; what’s missing?

February 22, 2016 at 10:00 am EST

Register here: bit.ly/1TXgOEj

The first in a new webinar series on issues related to gender and agriculture, developed by the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network in collaboration with CGIAR Research Programs and partners, this webinar focuses on what’s missing in terms of gender considerations in today’s post COP 21 environment. Based on work carried out by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS, led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), join our speakers as they discuss their experiences regarding the need for greater recognition of women’s active role in agriculture and climate change adaptation and mitigation from three different policy perspectives.


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Why paying attention to gender matters for climate change adaptation

By Elizabeth Bryan, Patti Kristjanson, and Claudia Ringler

Until recently, there has been little evidence supporting the need to focus on the gendered dimensions of agriculture and climate change. Why? Because few researchers have been talking to women in agriculture as well as men–both of whom contribute to solving the food security challenges posed by climate change.

However, new research based on gender-disaggregated data sheds light on gender differences in perceptions of climate change and the ability to adopt practices and technologies needed to increase resilience. These data also show that men and women have different preferences, needs, and priorities for the ways in which they respond to climate change. These findings point to the need for integrating a gender perspective into research on climate change as well as programs and projects focused on facilitating adaptation (and mitigation) on the ground.

Read on at IFPRI.org.


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Does Uganda sufficiently address gender inequalities in climate policies? (via CCAFS)

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) together with partners International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), recently released an Info Note analyzing Uganda’s climate and development policies from a gender perspective. Feel free to explore the following resources:

Download Info Note: Gender and Climate Change in Uganda: Effects of Policy and Institutional Frameworks
Read accompanying blog: Does Uganda sufficiently address gender inequalities in climate policies?


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Job Opportunity: UNDP Seeking Experts on Gender and Environment

To support UNDP’s work in the areas of gender equality, climate change, and sustainable development, and achieving the goals of the Gender Equality Strategy, UNDP is seeking at least 8 Technical Expert(s) who specialize in the following thematic areas to be retained under a Long Term Agreement (LTA) contract to provide expert inputs as and when required (see the full announcement for more information):

  • Gender, poverty, economic growth and sustainable development (Expert 1);
  • Gender, climate change and natural resource management (Expert 2);
  • Gender and climate finance (Expert 3);
  • Gender, climate change mitigation and technology (Expert 4);
  • Gender, clean energy access and green growth (Expert 5);
  • Gender, climate change, REDD+ and forestry (Expert 6);
  • Gender, climate change adaptation and sustainable agriculture (Expert 7);
  • Gender, health and disaster risk reduction (Expert 8).

The link to the full announcement http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=57558

The deadline for application is 17th July 2015.