Technical Support

To achieve our purpose, we provide technical support to generate new knowledge through analysis of specific issues and pilot projects to inform policy and program development, to ultimately enhance the abilities of women farmers/entrepreneurs to meet their practical needs related to food security, energy and sustainable development, while addressing their strategic interests for empowerment and balanced gender relations. WOCAN also acts as an ‘incubator’ of new field-tested ideas that support its mission, through innovative ideas that may serve to increase women’s assets and transform gender relations.

Women must understand and engage in mainstream issues. And gender must be taken up as part and parcel of these mainstream issues. Women must understand these mainstream issues and how they are affected by it as well as how they can become part of the solution. It is in this spirit that the Third World Congress of Women in Politics and Governance was organized this year, focusing on gender and...
During the International Colloquium on Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, Peace and Security, a two-day session on the gender dimensions of climate change, environmental protection, and sustainable development was organized. The purpose of the session was to strengthen women’s participation in sustainable development and climate change; to make leaders aware of women’s roles in natural...
This report is written by Sara J. Scherr and Sajal Sthapit, edited by Lisa Mastny, and jointly published by Ecoagriculture Partners and the Worldwatch Institute. The report explains how capturing carbon in the land through agricultural and land use practices can reduce the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases and mitigate climate change, using these five major strategies: i) Enriching...
Written by Liane Schalatek, Associate Director, Heinrich Böll Foundation North America, May 2009. Climate change is real, it is happening already, and its impacts on people are not gender-neutral. It is affecting men and women all over the world differently, especially in the world’s poorest countries and amongst the most vulnerable people and communities.As women and men have different adaptive...
This manual has been produced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). For many years there has been the assumption that the negative impacts of climate change and the efforts to mitigate them have similar effects on both women and men. However, the world has progressively recognized that women and men experience climate...
Lead Author and Researcher: Robert Engelman, Worldwatch Institute. Copyright © United Nations Population Fund 2009. This 2009 edition of The State of World Population shows that climate change is more than an issue of energy efficiency or industrial carbon emissions; it is also an issue of population dynamics, poverty and gender equity.
This document provides background information on the interrelationship between climate change and food security, and ways to deal with the new threat. It also shows the opportunities for the agriculture sector to adapt, as well as describing how it can contribute to mitigating the climate challenge.
Document produced by the Asian Farmers Association (AFA). Focus group discussions were held with men and women farmers in the villages of Solor, Adonara and Flores in Indonesia; Saben in Oe-cusse, Timor Leste; and Ang Tasom in Cambodia. To understand and document the impacts of climate change on food security and how these affect men and women farmers in Southeast Asia.
Developing countries will be hit the hardest by climate change, particularly countries which depend largely on rain-fed agriculture. Climate change affects changes in plant growth and in production by promoting the spread of pest and diseases, increased exposure to heat stress, changes in rainfall patterns, greater leaching of nutrients from the soil during intense rains, greater erosion due to...
This document expresses the intent of the governments (hereinafter referred to as “Partners”) present at the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference on 27 May 20101 to provide a voluntary, non-legally binding framework for the interim REDD+2 Partnership, within which the Partners may develop and implement collaborative REDD+ efforts. Any country wanting to contribute to REDD+ actions or support is...

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