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Why gender matters in climate adaptation

Climate change does not affect all people equally.  For adaptation to succeed, the social drivers of vulnerability have to be tackled head on.

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Prepare Children to Deal with Disaster and Climate Impacts

Children’s knowledge in climate and disaster field is a necessity. A large number of child victims during disasters shows the urgency of capacity building for children in resilience.

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What is equitable resilience?

This paper reveals four themes essential in understanding equitable resilience in practice: subjectivities, inclusion, cross-scale interactions, and transformation.

 

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Understanding climate change vulnerability and adaptation among young women and girls

A study of young women and girls' climate change vulnerability, impact and adaptation among ethnic minority communities in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

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Recent research on gender, social norms, and women's economic empowerment

Commissioned by IDRC through the GrOW program, this paper reviews and contextualises recent research on social norms and the interaction with women’s economic empowerment.

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IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C highlights challenge to achieve climate stability and end poverty

This CDKN blog describes why we must heed the IPCC's 1.5°C Special Report and prevent further climate change that will harm the most vulnerable people.

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Gender and climate change: Feminist development perspectives

This article asks a key question for adaptation and gender debates: what can we learn from development on social goal setting, institutional change, and gender equality? 

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Gender empowerment in WASH

An Empowerment in WASH Index aims to identify imbalances in decision-making power between men and women of different ethnic and socio-economic groups in Burkina Faso.

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Building resilience and ending violence against women and girls in Chad

This BRACED report explores why addressing violence against women and girls matters for development programmes that aim to build people’s resilience, particularly in fragile contexts such as Chad.

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Gendered Adaptation to Drought in El Sauce, Nicaragua

A gendered culture in Nicaragua has led to a differentiated capacity to respond to drought, men being able to adapt and women experiencing a downward spiral in capacity and increasing vulnerability.

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Gender and Climate Change Adaptation: A flexible training package

This training package is a standalone capacity building program targeted at government officials and practitioners, focusing on integrating gender into climate change adaptation practices.

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Gender Sourcebook: Integrating Gender into Proposals

This online sourcebook aims to help ensure that gender considerations and women’s empowerment are incorporated into large-scale climate change adaptation projects.

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Social equity and sustainability: Gender difference in food security

This brief examines interactions between the SDGs on food security and gender equality, aiming to identify potential conflicts as well as opportunities to advance both goals simultaneously.

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Gender, development and sustainability

Insights from research across SEI that has sought to narrow the gaps between knowledge, policy and practice on gender issues, and explore directions for the future.  

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Gender, development and sustainability

SEI’s work on gender aims to narrow the gap between knowledge and policy and practice. This article presents key insights from this work up to 2014, as well as key activities.
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The SEI Gender and Social Equity Programme

The core objective of this programme is to address knowledge and policy gaps related to gender and social equity in order to inform and advance sustainable development policy.  

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Strengthening gender considerations in the least developed countries

This paper discusses, and presents tools for and experiences in, integrating gender into adaptation planning and implementation, and the process to formulate and implement NAPs.

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Pacific Gender and Climate Change Toolkit

The Pacific Gender and Climate Change toolkit is designed to support climate change practitioners in the Pacific islands region to integrate gender into their programmes and projects.

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LEDS in Practice: Promote gender equality

This publication looks at how, by actively engaging both women & men in all areas of society, countries can make their transition to low carbon societies truly sustainable.

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10 things to know: Gender equality and achieving climate goals

This report looks at the implications for the achievement of climate goals, using three case studies conducted in Peru, Kenya and India.

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Gender and Resilience

Individual, household and community resilience to climate extremes and disasters depend on the local context and the extent to which agencies address existing social dynamics and power relations.

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Piloting Intersectional Gender Assessments in Malawi

A broad literature on vulnerability and adaptation has made the case for gender analyses as a fundamental component of both designing programs and projects.

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Transforming Gender Relations in Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

This book distills lessons learned about integrating gender equality into agricultural development initiatives in Africa, with case studies of efforts at all levels.

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Men and women farmers face contrasting realities

The Working Paper How resilient are farming households, communities, men and women to a changing climate in Africa? shows how men and women farmers are facing contrasting realities.

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