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From January through May, 2017, WOCAN was contracted by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility of the World Bank to conduct a gender assessment at the district and community level within the Emissions Reduction Program area to provide baseline information on the various social, economic and political conditions that women face in the forest sector, and to identify opportunities and real benefits that could be possible through REDD+ interventions. In order to guide effective integration of gender within the forest sector, WOCAN included an assessment of the relevant forest agencies as well....
This video is produced by WOCAN and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility of the World Bank for the gender assessment at the district and community level within the Emissions Reduction Program area to provide baseline information on the various social, economic and political conditions that women face in the forest sector, and to identify opportunities and real benefits that could be possible through REDD+ interventions.  
This review has been undertaken in the context of preparation of a concept note for the Kenya dairy NAMA. Biogas promotion is one of the project components. Mitigation actions should aim to achieve greater, more effective, sustainable, and equitable climate change results, outcomes and impacts; ensure that women and men have equal opportunity to contribute to, and benefit from supported activities; and mitigate against potential project risks for women and men arising from the supported activities. In order to ensure that the Kenya dairy NAMA is designed to address these objectives, with...
This paper complements the gender and technology adoption literature by shifting attention to what happens after adoption of a technology. Understanding the expected benefits and costs of adoption from the perspective of women users can help explain the technology adoption rates that are observed and why technology adoption is often not sustained in the longer term. Drawing on qualitative data from Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania, this paper develops a framework for examining the intrahousehold distribution of benefits from technology adoption, focusing on small-scale irrigation technologies....
This assessment has been conducted to identify and understand the degree to which gender considerations have been addressed in energy policies, plans and strategies worldwide. Findings offer insights into the ways in which governments are recognizing gender considerations in the context of their energy policymaking and planning and trends with respect to key cross-cutting gender issues and regional comparisons. Authors: Maria Prebble and Ana Rojas Source: IUCN Global Gender Office
The paper looks at a range of materials in order to develop a better understanding of how communities in general and women more particularly impacted, are coping with and adapting to their changing circumstances; the lessons that community-based adaptations from the wider South Asian region offer for helping to mitigate adverse conditions; the state of climate adaptation policies, national and local action plans (NAPAs and LAPAs) of countries of the HKH; and, finally, identifies research gaps in the regional material available on climate change and gender and makes suggestions for future...
The World Bank report reviews a vast body of literature to present a "thinking device" that visualizes water as an asset, a service, and a "space." It shows water as an arena where gender relations play out in ways that often mirror inequalities between the sexes. And it examines norms and practices related to water that often exacerbate ingrained gender and other hierarchies. Informal institutions, taboos, rituals, and norms all play a part in maintaining these hierarchies and can even reinforce gender inequality. The report's key message is clear—interventions in water-related domains are...
This manual addresses the GCF’s potential to mainstream gender into climate finance, building on its mandate to support a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development. The manual is intended for use by climate change project proponents from governments, international and national direct access entities, and civil society organizations. It reviews the GCF Gender Policy and related programming provisions, including readiness support. It covers a number of gender  mainstreaming tools and methodological approaches, which can be employed in designing projects, including gender...
This Action Piece outlines the key ingredients needed to support gender equality and inclusion in water resources management and sectoral water uses (including WASH), and provides recommendations on how to draw on these key ingredients. It is based on a literature review, interviews with 14 global experts, and a high-level workshop with 25 experts in the water management sector. Overall, 39 people were consulted from 25 leading organisations in water governance, water management, gender equality, and inclusion policy and practice. The aim of this Action Piece is to demystify how organisations...
In the attempt to explicate the nuances on the interlinkages between climate change and women’s health, this brief aims to present the limited scientific information available as well as information from ARROW’s partners on how women’s health is affected by climate change. It also focuses on the right to health, particularly for women and girls in Asia in the face of climate change, as well as highlights the interlinkages between climate change and women’s health, including SRH, based on country studies. The brief ends with proposed recommendations to address the impact of climate change on...

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