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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
    Phase: 
    Completed
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  • Econoler

    Knowledge partner
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    Organisation
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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.

  • 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. 

  • Syecomp Ghana Ltd

    Knowledge partner
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    Organisation
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    Network Member
    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.

  • mfarmPay: Driving Climate Financing to Rural Smallholder African Farmers

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 8 January 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 desertification: expanding roles for women to restore drylands

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday 1 January 2006
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    In many of the world's drylands, women's traditional knowledge of and roles in natural resource management and food security are crucial. Women across the developing world spend considerable proportions of their time using and preserving land for food and fuel production, and for generating income for their families and communities. They are therefore severely affected when erosion and diminished soil fertility result in decreased crop and livestock, productivity and reduced income derived from these products.

  • The Women and Gender Constituency

    Knowledge partner
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    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.

  • Fisheries and Marine Institute of the Memorial University of Newfoundland

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    Organisation
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    Network Member

    The Marine Institute is comprehensive center for education, training, applied research and industrial support for the ocean industries.

  • Gender, Conflict and Development

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday 1 May 2005
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    This book highlights the gender dimensions of conflict, organised around major relevant themes such as female combatants, sexual violence, formal and informal peace processes, the legal framework, work, the rehabilitation of social services and community-driven development. It analyses how conflict changes gender roles and the policy options that might be considered to build on positive aspects of these roles while minimising adverse changes.

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