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.

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...
This publication is a guidebook for designing and implementing gender-sensitive Community-based adaptation programmes and projects. It seeks to ensure that forthcoming CBA projects contribute to the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment by integrating a gendered perspective into CBA programming and project design.
The discussion centred around five issues: 1) importance of demystifying climate change processes; 2)how could the farmers influence effectively the public service agencies to provide timely services including appropriate technologies; 3)how to address the slackness among the donors as well as the service providers to make the women farmers' need a priority; 4) how to enhance the role of civil...
In developing countries like Nepal, due to migration of men, rural women are often left alone to take care not only of the usual household chores but also to deal with market, technology and public services besides the normal agricultural production part. Further to the socio-economic problems encountered by these women, climate change applies further strain on their food security which is quite...
This resource guide aims to inform practitioners and policy makers of the linkages between gender equality and climate change and their importance in relation to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. It makes the case for why it is necessary to include women’s voices, needs and expertise in climate change policy and programming, and demonstrates how women’s contributions can...
Global debates identify the need to mainstream gender into climate change analysis, in relation to risk analysis, perceptions of vulnerability, experiences and coping mechanisms. The justification for this is that gender often dictates who gains and who loses in environmental disasters. Climate change is impacting populations and ecosystems around the world, but people with the fewest resources...

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