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Women commonly face higher risks and greater burdens from the impacts of climate change in situations of poverty, and their needs must therefore be addressed to ensure efficient and equitable climate mitigation and adaptation. Including women in climate decision-making allows for more efficient planning as women are best equipped to understand the impact they are experiencing themselves. As technology is not gender neutral, working with climate technologies requires that consideration be taken to ensure that women are included in decision-making processes, use of technologies, and benefit from the outcomes of technologies. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.  

Gender

  • Women's Initiative

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    Organisation
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    TA proponent

    The Gambia Women’s Initiative is a project that spun off from Power Up Gambia’s project at Sulayman Junkung General Hospital. As part of the close connection with the town of Bwiam, several volunteers with Power Up Gambia wanted to work on projects directly with the village womens group to help financially poor women in The Gambia increase their income, thereby improving the standard  of living for their families and their communities.  They formed GWI, and brought on an experienced women’s development coordinator, Isatou Ceesay, to help organize
    and run the projects.

  • ECOWAS women and energy

    Mainstreaming gender for a climate resilient energy system in West Africa

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission: 
    Friday 29 January 2016
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    Completed
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    This Technology Transfer Advances

  • Tanzania Renewable Energy Association

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    Organisation
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    Network Member
    TA proponent
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    Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA), formerly TASEA (Tanzania Solar Energy Association) is a non-profit making, non-governmental Organization established in 2000 with a mission  to promote and advocate the increased use of Renewable Energy by developing an effective network of members and stakeholders, emphasizing the need for quality and best practice throughout the sector. TAREA brings together actors to promote the accessibility and use of renewable energies in Tanzania Mainland.

  • Alterra, Stichting DLO

    Knowledge partner
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    Organisation
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    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    Alterra is part of Stichting DLO. It is a private sector, research and academic not for profit institution. Alterra offers a combination of practical, innovative and interdisciplinary scientific research across many disciplines related to the green world around us and the sustainable use of our living environment. Aspects of our environment that Alterra focuses on include soil, water, the atmosphere, the landscape and biodiversity ‒ on a global scale as well as regionally. 

  • Pakistan

    Technology Guidance and Support for Conducting the Technology Needs Assessment (TNA)

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission: 
    Friday 26 September 2014
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    Completed
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    This Technology Transfer Advances Pakistan's

    • Nationally Determined Contribution which is rooted in Vision 2025 of Pakistan – a roadmap of economic growth, social inclusion and sustainable development. It is also aligned with the country’s continued commitment to the issue of climate change as reflected in the National Climate Change Policy as well as national policies on agriculture, power, energy, energy efficiency, water and other sectors.

    Context

  • Viresco Solutions

    Knowledge partner
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    Organisation
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    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    Viresco Solutions is a consulting firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Its core business is greenhouse gas offset policy development and implementation, greenhouse gas emissions quantification, sustainable supply chain development, environmental offset methodology development, and providing technical assistance to others undertaking carbon offset project development. Its clients include industry and non-governmental associations, large private sector companies, and local, provincial and federal governments.

  • Econoler

    Knowledge partner
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    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
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    Econoler is a private sector consulting firm established in 1981 with the mission to provide quality energy efficiency and renewable energy professional services while respecting sustainable development principles. Econoler is specialized in energy efficiency and has more than 30 years of experience in this specific field of expertise.

  • The Women and Gender Constituency

    Knowledge partner
    Type: 
    Organisation
    Relation to CTCN: 
    Knowledge Partner

    The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is one of the nine stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Established in 2009, the WGC now consists of 27 women’s and environmental civil society organizations, who are working to ensure that women’s voices are heard and their rights prioritized in the fight against climate change.

  • Conflicts and Emergencies

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 1 June 1999
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    Disasters and emergencies are a regular feature of life in developing countries. In 1997, there were 28 major and 100 lesser armed conflicts affecting some 70, almost exclusively, low-income countries. In the case of natural disasters, the vulnerability of the poor is increased by factors such as population growth, rapid urbanisation and environmental degradation. Women and children tend to form nearly 80% of any settled refugee population, and women and girls are more likely to become malnourished and to assume sole responsibility for maintaining their household.

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