International Course on Mainstreaming Gender in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
There is a growing recognition and consensus that there is causal relationship between climate change and gender. Gender inequalities exist in access to valuable resources such as land, credit, technology and extension and training services that would have an impact on men’s and women’s capacity to adapt. Climate change tends to magnify gender inequality, and gender inequality can exacerbate the adverse impacts of climate change particularly on women and girls.
The course will focus on building capacities in integrating gender concepts and methodologies in developing programs for climate change adaptation. The course will also help understand the existing problems and concerns of men and women in the community as a result of climate change. It will also introduce to the participants practical tools they can use to mainstream gender in climate change adaptation. The course will also help program and projects to identify interventions for climate change adaptation.
The 10-day course will be held at IIRR’s Y.C. James Yen Center in Cavite, Philippines from September 17 -26, 2013. Deadline for application is August 16, 2013. This course will be conducted jointly by IIRR, Gender Works and AFA.