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Pacific Gender and Climate Change toolkit: Tools for practitioners

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

It is aimed at climate change professionals working in national governments, non-governmental organisations, regional and international organisations who are involved in managing and implementing climate change programmes.

The toolkit is split into three modules: the introductory section explains why gender is a critical consideration in climate change programmes, projects and strategies, and clarifies some common misconceptions. Module 2 focuses on the links between gender and climate change in specific sectors (e.g. food security, water and energy); and uses sector relevant case studies to explain how to take gender into consideration. It also includes a module on disaster risk reduction recognising that these interventions should be factored into all climate change adaptation programmes and projects. Module 3 focuses on ‘how-to’ and goes through the different phases of a typical climate change programme/project cycle, identifying potential entry-points for integrating gender in each phase and also includes a generic gender checklist that may be applied to programmes and projects.