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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

  • Econoler

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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.

  • Tanzania Renewable Energy Association

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    Tanzania Renewable Energy Association (TAREA), formerly TASEA (Tanzania Solar Energy Association) is a non-profit making, non-governmental Organization established in 2000 with a mission  to promote and advocate the increased use of Renewable Energy by developing an effective network of members and stakeholders, emphasizing the need for quality and best practice throughout the sector. TAREA brings together actors to promote the accessibility and use of renewable energies in Tanzania Mainland.

  • Alterra, Stichting DLO

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    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. 

  • mfarmPay: Driving Climate Financing to Rural Smallholder African Farmers

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    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 Nutrition: interview to Ambassador Brian Bowler and Dr. Grace Malindi

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    Sunday 1 January 2012
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    How has Malawi come to be regarded as a food-secure country? This side event of the 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (2012) is an interview with Dr. Grace Malindi, Technical Director of the National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM) and Malawi’s UN Ambassador Brian Bowler. They speak about improvements being made to nutrition and food security in Malawi and Southeast Africa, and the crucial roles of civil society organisations and rural Malawian women.

  • Community-based adaptation to climate change

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    Thursday 1 January 2009
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    All communities have the right to contribute to climate adaptation strategies. This issue of Participatory Learning and Action was produced by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) to coincide with the 2009 COP 15 and surrounding events. The publication aims to facilitate learning and experience-sharing around community-based adaptation (CBA) approaches that empower poor and marginalised communities and build on local knowledge and coping strategies.

  • Gender and Climate change: Regional Report Executive Summary

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    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.

  • Women and food crises: how US food aid policies can better support their struggles

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    Monday 1 January 2007
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    Women are often at the centre of food crises and are disproportionately affected by hunger, yet their important role in providing solutions is often overlooked. This paper lays out some of the key issues in modern food crises, discusses the role of food aid in addressing them, and explores opportunities to ensure that women's voices and perspectives are central to the design of agricultural and food aid policies. The paper focuses on the United States' food aid programme, which constitutes half of all global food aid.

  • BRIDGE Report 23: Women and Development in Malawi

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    Sunday 1 May 1994
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    To what extent are gender considerations incorporated into development initiatives in Malawi' What are the key issues affecting women's legal and political status as well as their roles within the economy and the family' This report offers a general overview of the status of women in Malawi and points to the strong bias of existing literature towards rural areas and the southern region. Moreover, existing research tends to lack or over-simplify gender analysis.

  • The Women and Gender Constituency

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    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.

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