Call for Public Inputs: Review and Update of the Green Climate Fund Gender Policy and Action Plan

April 25, 2017

The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) requested the Secretariat to prepare for consideration by the Board, at its eighteenth meeting, a review and update of the Fund-wide Gender Policy and Action Plan1 adopted in decision B.09/11.2

The purpose of this call for inputs is to invite submissions from Board members, Alternate Board members, national designated authorities, focal points, accredited entities, accredited observer organizations and civil society organizations on the review and update of the GCF’s Gender Policy and Action Plan.

The GCF gender policy and action plan is available at the following link: http://www.greenclimate.fund/documents/20182/319135/1.8_-_Gender_Policy_and_Action_Plan.pdf/f47842bdb044-4500-b7ef-099bcf9a6bbe 

Taking into consideration the GCF’s existing Gender Policy and Action Plan, inputs are welcome in relation to the following:

  1. Accountability: What are some mechanisms that need to be put in place to ensure quality and enhanced results of the existing GCF Gender Policy and Action plan, including activities and processes related to their development, implementation, and reporting?
  2. Management response: What type of GCF management-related recommendations can the review recommend and what type of pursuant actions need to be considered in the updated Gender Policy and Action Plan?
  3.  Engendering climate change: What are some principles of gender mainstreaming that could be integrated into the GCF and in the delivery of climate change results in programmes/projects?
  4. Key priority/results areas: What type of gender-informed key priority and results areas should the review of the existing Gender Policy and Action Plan consider at both the institutional and programming levels?
  5. Outline and content of the updated Gender Policy and Action Plan.
  6. Scope and principles of the updated Gender Policy and Action Plan.
  7. Entry points for engagement and participation of women and men of all ages from most vulnerable communities.
  8. Human and financial resource requirements and roles and responsibilities in operationalizing the updated Gender Policy and Action Plan.

Consideration should be given to elements of the updated Gender Policy that would enhance the participation of women and men from vulnerable communities in the design, development and implementation of strategies and activities to be financed by the GCF as called for by the Governing Instrument.

As WOCAN has Observer status, we can forward inputs of WOCAN Members to the GCF. Please send your inputs to Nisha @ nishaonta@wocan.org by 15 May 2017.

Inputs provided may be publicly disclosed, made available on the GCF’s website, and/or incorporated in whole or in part in a document presented to the Board.