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WOCAN’s 2017-2019 Strategic Plan intends to not only respond to changes and challenges, but to lead the way in offering new models and award-winning approaches to harness our new realities in service to our mission.Over the next five years, we will assess our highest impact programs and target those for organizational focus, establish them to be best in class, and create multiple entry points for more institutions to step into gender-inclusive futures. We will broadcast our mission with more intention and creativity, offering authoritative thought leadership in the field and educating...
FAO recognizes the potential of rural women and men in achieving food security and nutrition and is committed to overcoming gender inequality, in line with the pledge to “leave no one behind”, which is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda. The publication illustrates the consistent and sustained work of FAO towards gender equality and women’s empowerment, which are at the core of the Organization’s work to eliminate hunger and rural poverty. Each chapter highlights the relevance of gender work to achieving the FAO Strategic Objectives, and describes...
UNFCCC Momentum for Change 2016 from WOCAN-Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and NRM
This Info Note examines the state of gender responsiveness of fourteen agriculture, climate change and natural resource management policy documents and strategy plans in Tanzania. Some of their policies and strategies still remain gender blind with insufficient consideration of gender in policy documents, coupled this with limited enforcement of the policies that were drafted as gender sensitive, might hinder progress towards gender equality in the country. With climate change increasingly threatening rural livelihoods in Tanzania, the need to incorporate gender considerations in the policies...
At COP 22 and SBI 45 in Marrakech, Parties continued their consideration of issues under the Gender and Climate Change agenda item (SBI Agenda Item 16 / COP Agenda item 15). In accordance with decision 23/CP.18 and decision 18/CP.20. Parties reviewed progress made towards the goals of gender balance and the implementation of gender-responsive climate policy and decided to continue and enhance the Lima Work Program on Gender (LWPG) for a period of 3 years (FCCC/SBI/2016/L.37), to be reviewed at COP25 in 2019.  The activities to be implemented are: training for delegates on gender and climate...
This report is designed to serve as a resource highlighting literature addressing a broad array of gender and climate issues affecting vulnerability and adaptation capacity. GGCA hopes that this review provides insights for advocates, policymakers, scholars, and members of the public who seek to understand and address gender-differentiated climate experiences. Although the search was comprehensive, a select number of sources were chosen, providing a diverse array of evidence to support the advocacy and policymaking work of GGCA members. This includes evidence on gendered experiences in...
Through the Global Gender Gap Report, the World Economic Forum quantifies the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time, with a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. The 2016 Report covers 144 countries and continues to highlight the strong correlation between a country’s gender gap and its economic performance, and summarizes some of the latest research on the case for gender equality. This year's report introduces a deeper analysis of the relationship between broader human capital...
This publication aims to provide concrete examples and experiences from the Canada-UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Facility (CCAF) projects implemented in Cabo, Verde, Cambodia, Haiti, Mali, Niger and Sudan. The projects made a concerted and explicit effort to take a gender-responsive approach to all adaptation activities. This is complemented by the Facility’s global component, which provides technical support, encourages knowledge exchange, and undertakes in-depth analysis of the experiences these countries have had in gender-responsive approaches. This report highlights specific inputs,...
Abstract The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are being viewed by companies as a guide to design, measure and account for their contribution to sustainable development. Many companies are expressing interest in addressing SDG Goal #5, for gender equality and women’s empowerment; WOCAN undertook this research to identify the drivers and mechanisms agribusiness companies are using to address women’s empowerment and gender equality goals. The desk research and online survey conducted with both companies and women’s organizations highlighted gaps in the realization of these commitments; this...
The evolving development landscape – with its emerging opportunities, vulnerabilities and shocks – makes it imperative for Africa to accelerate the advancement of sustainable and equitable human development. This can be achieved by building economic, social and environmental resilience for women and men, enhancing their productivity, and accelerating the pace of structural economic transformation in the region. This report explores where and how progress in gender equality has been made and how best to accelerate the pace of gender advancement in Africa. Its focus on gender equality comes at...

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