This document is in Spanish only.English title: ‘Regional Gender and Climate Change Workshop’, Final Report, 10-11 May 2010, Hotel Bugainvillea, Heredia, Costa RicaWhat role does gender play in the process of Central American development and environmental policy? This report emphasises the importance of generating spaces for diverse women to integrate their wisdom into the process of addressing climate change. The purpose of the ‘Regional Gender and Climate Change Workshop’ was to make recommendations to enrich the gender equity focus of the Regional Climate Change Strategy (ERCC). It was organised by the Women’s Forum for Central American Integration (FMIC) and the Regional Unit for Technical Assistance (RUTA) under the auspices of the Central American Integration System’s Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD). This workshop took place following four ‘territorial workshops’ held in the region focusing on particular climate change issues impacting Central America. At each of these, participatory sessions, with ample female participation, were organised to analyse the impacts and possible actions to mitigate and adapt to these phenomena. The Costa Rica workshop participants (FMIC national chapter coordinators, female civil society leaders from the territorial workshops, and representatives of public organisations related to climate change) then analysed the recommendations and agreements generated by these four territorial workshops, and complemented them with proposals for relevant political actions to be incorporated in the ERCC. One of the recommendations was to mainstream gender in the climate change regional strategy, as well as national strategies, incorporating the necessary mechanisms and resources to do so. Along with this and other recommended actions are activities to help carry them out, such as capacity building in women’s national and regional organisations.
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