Asia Pacific Training Programme: Mainstreaming Gender Considerations in Climate Change Adaptation Projects

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Today
Event Dates

04 December to 08 December

Event: 'Mainstreaming Gender Considerations in Climate Change Adaptation Projects'
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Dates: 4-8 December 2017
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Background

The 5th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum, held from 17 to 19 October 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, emphasized the need to increase resources and funds available for implementing adaptation projects that promote a sustainable and climate compatible infrastructure. It also recognized that there is a lack of good quality and bankable projects proposals to match what funds are actually available for climate adaptation. The main reasons as to why this is the case include a huge deficit in relevant skills to access financing in the region and the difficulty in scaling up successful adaptation pilots and demonstrations as well as scaling down and replicating larger projects.
 
The Forum also stressed that effective adaptation and resilience development cannot be achieved without meaningful inclusion of gender. 
 
Building on these findings of the Forum, the Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT RRC.AP) in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other potential partners held a training programme on Mainstreaming Gender Considerations in Climate Change Adaptation Projects with a focus on related policies and requirements of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The training programme was held under the umbrella of Climate Change Asia initiative. 
 
Gender mainstreaming is central to the Green Climate Fund’s objectives and guiding principles, including through engaging women and men of all ages as stakeholders in the design, development and implementation of strategies and activities to be financed. The GCF Governing Instrument states that: “The Fund will strive to maximize the impact of its funding for adaptation and mitigation… promoting environmental, social, economic and development co-benefits and taking a gender-sensitive approach.” Thus, gender equality considerations should be mainstreamed into the entire project cycle to enhance the efficacy of climate change mitigation and adaptation interventions, and ensure that gender co-benefits are obtained. Gender mainstreaming is fundamental to any project intervention and does not necessarily signify additional costs; in fact, mainstreaming gender makes climate interventions more effective and efficient.
 
Agenda

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Participant List

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Presentations
 
 
 
 
 
Powerpoint Presentation: 'Gender inclusive climate change adaptation' by Annette Wallgren, Gender and Environment Officer Nina Raasakka, Programme Officer, Climate Change UN Environment, Regional office of Asia and the Pacific 
 
Contacts
 
Ms. Mari Tomova, Programme Expert, Climate Change Adaptation, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub | mari.tomova@undp.org

Ms. Koh Miyaoi, ‎Gender Advisor for Asia & the Pacific, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub | koh.miyaoi@undp.org