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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

  • mfarmPay: Driving Climate Financing to Rural Smallholder African Farmers

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 8, 2019

    Smallholder farmers and lenders with smallholder lending portfolios ( which according to CGAP currently account for about USD 50 billion globally) are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. mfarmPay, a novel parametric lending solution driving financing to African farmers, offers innovative data-driven solution to reducing climate risk in lending portfolios and incentivising the adoption of climate-smart farming approaches by smallholder food producers.

  • Gender and Waste Management

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, September 18, 2017
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    Why gender perspectives need to be incorporated into waste management:

    1. Waste is not necessarily a gender neutral concept

    2. Women may have different needs and preferences on waste management service

    3. Women’s gender responsibility for community cleanliness is often uncompensated, and when these voluntary activities become paid, women are often left out

    4. Formalising waste activities can also force women out

    5. Gender aspects are left out in the selection of the technology 

    6. Women are exposed to specific health risks in various ways

  • Empowering Women in Africa through Access to Sustainable Energy

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, May 4, 2017
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    As part of the implementation of the AfDB’s Ten‑Year Strategy (2013-2022), its Gender Strategy (2014-2018) and the New Deal on Energy for Africa (a transformative partnership to light up and power Africa by 2025), the Office of the Special Envoy on Gender conducted a desk review of the gender dimensions of renewable energy initiatives. This work supports the Light Up and Power Africa dimension of the High-Fives, as well as two pillars of the Bank’s Gender Strategy: (1) Women’s Economic Empowerment and (2) Knowledge Management and Capacity Building Using Research and Advocacy.

  • CTCN Gender mainstreaming tool (English)

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
    Approach: 

    This document is to be viewed as an initial gender mainstreaming guideline during the development of CTCN response plans and applies to design, implementation and monitoring of technical assistance.

  • Leveraging co-benefits between gender equality and climate action for sustainable development

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016
    Approach: 

    Leveraging co-benefits between gender equality and climate action for sustainable development - Mainstreaming Gender Considerations in Climate Change Projects

  • CTCN Gender mainstreaming tool (French)

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
    Approach: 

    This document is to be viewed as an initial gender mainstreaming guideline during the development of CTCN response plans and applies to design, implementation and monitoring of technical assistance.

  • CTCN Gender mainstreaming tool (Spanish)

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, July 4, 2017
    Approach: 

    This document is to be viewed as an initial gender mainstreaming guideline during the development of CTCN response plans and applies to design, implementation and monitoring of technical assistance.

  • The Potential of Efficient Improved Mud-Brick Cookstove in Cameroon: An Exploratory Study

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, April 21, 2017

    In most Africa countries, cooking is a dirty and time-consuming job that involves feeding some pieces of fuel such as wood, charcoal, or coal for a fire. Globally, some 500 million households with more than 70% in Africa depend on burning solid fuel to meet their cooking, heating, lighting, and other household energy needs. The wanton exploitation of wood fuel is having so many negative impacts on many households in Cameroon. Some of the impacts include the depletion of the forest leading to environmental degradation, health impacts, etc.

  • Watermelon live mulch climatic adaptation capabilities in Africa tropical cropping systems.

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Books/Chapters in Books: (1) David Ojo. 2016. Watermelon live mulch climatic adaptation capabilities in Africa tropical cropping systems. In: Handbook of Cucurbits: Growth, Cultural Practices and Physiology. Taylor & Francis Publishing Group (TFG), Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.A. Edited by Pessarakli. Catalog #: K23003. ISBN: 978-1-4822-3458-9. 13pp. (2) David Ojo. 2015. Cucurbits: Botany, Ecology, Genetic Resources and Breeding. In: Handbook of Cucurbits: Growth, Cultural Practices and Physiology. Taylor & Francis Publishing Group (TFG), Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.A.