The Working for Water (WfW) programme is one of the Expanded Public Works Programmes (EPWP) housed within the South African Department of Water Affairs and Forestry. As both the EPWP and WfW programme focus strongly on the employment of women, this paper conducts a gender analysis of the WfW project. This is done by applying a specific framework to six thematic focus areas: institutional issues; funding; poverty alleviation; contract development; social development; and training.
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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.