Cross-country Peer-to-peer Learning Event: Integration of Gender and Human Rights in Climate Change and Renewable Energy Policies

Start Date: Wednesday September 08, 2021

End Date: Thursday September 16, 2021

Location: Online


There are many studies and policy-based learnings that highlight the importance and benefits associated with gender mainstreaming in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies. It is important to incorporate gender considerations, and gender responsive approaches in planning and implementation of climate change policies aimed to improve resilience. In particular renewable energy continues to be an important ingredient for climate change mitigation and, given the links between energy access and human rights, efforts to improve the uptake of renewable energy bring additional socio-economic co-benefits and contribute to inclusive economic growth and poverty eradication.

However, a number of barriers and challenges still remain in integrating gender equality issues in climate change policy areas. One such barrier is limited knowledge and capacity on ways and tools for mainstreaming gender. As such, this 5-day learning event will provide an opportunity for experts from the region to learn from each other and share their country experiences and success stories. It will aim to increase technical knowledge and strengthen capacity to integrate gender-based approaches and apply gender mainstreaming tools in climate change policies and programmes.

The event is designed for the representatives from different line ministries responsible for the climate change portfolio at the national level and interested in gender mainstreaming tools. Registration is open for nationals of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Samoa, Thailand and Viet Nam.