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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

  • mfarmPay: Driving Climate Financing to Rural Smallholder African Farmers

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    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 Climate change: Regional Report Executive Summary

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday 1 January 2011
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    What are the gendered impacts of climate change at household level in Sub Saharan Africa? How can the capacity of women and men be strengthened to better adapt to climate change and climate variability? This executive summary provides an analysis of the findings of eight case studies carried out in Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa. It finds that women cope better with the impacts of changing circumstances than men, as women are more likely to explore opportunities that enable them to cope better.

  • Gender, Conflict and Development

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    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.

  • Wood Energy: Renewable, Profitable and Modern

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday 1 February 2014
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    As an outgrow of 20 years of field experience in Africa in supporting household energy programs, Steve Sepp presents a guidebook for fostering sustainable wood energy that is easily accessible though rich in empirical facts and figures. The succinct analysis summarizes core advantages of wood-based fuels, followed by challenges and success stories in favor of conducive wood energy policies. The 40-page-publication was commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH's program HERA (‘Poverty-Oriented Basic Energy Services').

  • Women's equal participation in climate change decision making

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    Sunday 8 November 2015
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  • Energy shops promote female entrepreneurship and clean energy in Mozambique

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    Sunday 8 November 2015
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  • Bringing climate and gender justice together where it makes a difference!

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    Saturday 31 October 2015
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  • Assessing urban climate policies of cities from a gender perspective

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 3 October 2017
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  • Empowering Women in Africa through Access to Sustainable Energy

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday 4 May 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)

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday 4 July 2017
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    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.

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