Start Date: Tuesday September 28, 2021
End Date: Thursday September 30, 2021
Mainstreaming gender equality in climate change is especially relevant for the Asia-Pacific, which is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change impacts and disasters in the world. Women and girls in the region already suffer from existing gender inequalities, which consequently increases their vulnerability to climate change impacts. Not only will it impact their livelihoods, which is often based on climate-sensitive agriculture and natural resource sectors, their time poverty will increase due to the increased burden on the care economy. Furthermore, when disasters hit, women and girls will suffer more from human rights violation and gender-based violence. It is important to incorporate these gender considerations and gender-responsive approaches in planning and implementation of climate change resilience and disaster risk reduction (DRR)
EmPower- Women for Climate–Resilient Societies is a 5-year project (2018-2022) implemented jointly by UN Women and UN Environment, with the support of the Swedish International Development Agency. EmPower envisions women and marginalized groups in Asia and the Pacific becoming more resilient to the adverse impacts of climate change and disasters.
As part of EmPower’s work on women’s leadership development, UN Women now aims to amplify the impact of the capacity building work by organising the ToTs in three more countries: Thailand, Nepal, and The Philippines. The purpose of the ToT programme is to strengthen capacities of CSOs to mainstream gender in their work related to climate change and disaster risk reduction, and to actively advocate with the government for gender mainstreaming on policies, programmes, projects and legislation. Representatives of around 20 CSOs working at national, provincial and local level are expected to participate in the ToT.
- Concept note
- Training Manual on Gender and Climate Resilience – The Training of Trainers (ToT) Programme is designed based on this manual which has been developed to strengthen the role of CSOs, especially those working on gender and women’s rights, in understanding the importance of mainstreaming gender into climate policies, programmes and budgets at the regional, national and local level.