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Technologies are not gender neutral, and tackling climate change demands that everyone's experience and skills are utilized. Therefore climate technology action needs to ensure that women and men are both engaged in decision-making processes, development and use of technologies, and benefit from their outcomes. Women commonly face higher risks and greater burdens from the impacts of climate change, and their needs must be addressed to ensure effective and equitable climate change actions. Women also bring new perspectives and innovations in identifying and implementing solutions. Below you will find  gender-related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring the topic of gender and climate change solutions further.  

Gender

  • CTCN Training Workshop on Technologies to Enhance and Monitor Soil Carbon for African Countries

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    12 - 14 December 2018
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    The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) organized a three-day capacity development workshop on technologies for soil carbon enhancement in African Countries, in partnership with the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF), a CTCN consortium partner. The workshop presented a collection of pertinent technologies and practices intended at enhancing soil carbon and having strong potential for low emission development and climate resilience in several African countries.

  • Focal Point and Expert Meeting on Green Technology and Access to Sustainable Financing in the Arab Region

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    04 - 06 March 2019
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    The Climate Technology Centre Network (CTCN) and the Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA) Technology Centre (ETC) in cooperation with the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Lebanon organized a meeting to support countries to access technical and financial opportunities in the Arab region. The meeting was attended by 51 representatives from 15 ESCWA member countries from academia, research institutions, ministries, industry, NGOs, international and regional organizations. 

  • Senegal: Role of Women in a Model of Community Management of Fish Resources and Marine Environments, Cayar

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    Friday, December 1, 2006
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    In most cases, women are not involved in the planning, development or management of marine and coastal resources. Integrating women's and men's usage of these resources into the establishment of marine protected areas (MPAs) increases the chance of both women and men participating in and benefiting from the MPA. This case study highlights the attempt to fully involve women in fisheries and coastal resource management in Cayar, Senegal - at the onset, women and men in the community were both involved in the participatory process of establishing the MPA.

  • Naireeta Services Pvt. Ltd.

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    Naireeta Services is a social enterprise which established in 2011 in Ahmedabad, western part of Gujarat State of India provides innovative two-fold solution can increase India's annual agri-income by empowering poor women engaged in agriculture. 

  • Syecomp Ghana Ltd

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    Knowledge Partner

    Syecomp specializes in the acquisition, processing, analysis and synthesis of Geospatial data from Earth Observation Satellites and multispectral drone sensors for various applications using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technology. Syecomp pioneers the operational application of optical and radar satellite monitoring and mapping systems for commercial agricultural activities in Ghana and other African countries, crop monitoring, land-use monitoring, and environmental and natural resource management.

  • Gender Equality and New Technologies

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    Thursday, January 1, 2004
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    Why is agricultural biotechnology an important development and human rights issue for women? This fact sheet highlights the importance of agricultural biotechnology for gender equality and development, focusing on genetic modification (GM). It illustrates some of its existing and potential uses in agriculture, explores some of the risks associated with GM, and identifies issues relevant to women's human rights.

  • Addressing Gender in Climate-Smart Smallholder Agriculture

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    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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    This four-page policy brief focuses on the constraints that women face to more equitable participation in smallholder carbon and climate-smart initiatives. It highlights the important role that a flexible learning approach plays in advancing equity goals, and offers recommendations for concrete actions that can empower both women and men.

    Key policy recommendations include:

  • Adaptation actions in Africa: evidence that gender matters

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    Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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    This paper presents the initial data analyses of the CCAFS gender survey implemented in four sites in Africa. Using descriptive statistics, it shows gender differences in terms of perceptions of climate change, awareness and adoption of climate smart agricultural (CSA) practices, and types and sources of agro-climatic information in the four sites. The study finds that both men and women are experiencing changes in long-run weather patterns and that they are changing their behaviours in response; albeit relatively minor shifts in existing agricultural practices.

  • A Fair Climate: Gender Equity in Forestry and REDD+ Discussion Guide

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    Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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    This discussion guide aims to help trainers and grassroots facilitators learn more about the gender aspect of social equity in terms of forest-based climate change initiatives, including REDD+.

    The questions in the guide are designed to help facilitate discussions concerning forest management practices and forest governance in the local and institutional contexts. The document accompanies a training video which emphasises the importance of gender equity in all levels of decision-making, process design and practice for forest-based climate change mitigation.

  • Gendered dimensions of land and rural livelihoods: the case of new settler farmer displacement at Nuanetsi Ranch, Mwenezi District, Zimbabwe

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    Monday, October 1, 2012
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    The biofuel boom has become a core issue in Zimbabwean land and development debates. Biofuels require large tracts of land for production; and the land acquisition programmes by the various state, non-state actors and individuals have been termed ‘land grabbing’. The increasing global demand for biofuels has different gender specific socio-economic and environmental effects in Zimbabwe. Males and females in the biofuel producing zone may face a differential risk matrix, comprising different issues.

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