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Browse resources related to gender-sensitive approaches and tools for adaptation in the Adaptation Knowledge Portal, and learn more about engagement opportunities in these thematic areas under the Nairobi work programme below.

Activities on gender-sensitive approaches and tools for adaptation have been undertaken under the NWP (in response to SBSTA 38 mandate). Further, COP19 decided that activities under the NWP should integrate gender issues, indigenous and traditional knowledge, and the role of and impacts on ecosystems. ​


Gender-sensitive approaches and tools for understanding and assessing impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change refer to methodologies and practices applied to ensure that both men’s and women’s concerns, aspirations, opportunities and capacities are taken into account. Indeed, Women are disproportionately affected by climate change, owing in particular to unequal access to resources and decision-making. The application of gender-sensitive approaches for adaptation can contribute to:

  •     Catalyzing actions that recognize and integrate the different vulnerabilities, knowledge and roles of men and women;
  •     Empowering women as agents of change and innovation (rather than considering women as mere victims of climate change), and creating a win-win situation;
  •     Ensuring the acceptance of new adaptation technologies in communities;
  •     Cost-saving opportunities for adaptation projects and programmes;
  •     More resilient, effective and efficient policies and practices.

Browse resources related to gender-sensitive approaches and tools for adaptation in the Adaptation Knowledge Portal database, and learn more about the UNFCCC's activities on the topic under the Nairobi work programme below.


ADAPTATION KNOWLEDGE PORTAL / HOW TO CONTRIBUTE?

How can your organization/entity further support resilience through knowledge? 

 
  1. Make an action pledge to support gender-sensitive approaches and tools for adaptation
  2. ​Share your resources on gender-sensitive approaches and tools for adaptation here on the Adaptation knowledge portal including case studiestools and methods, and other resources
  3. Send us news about upcoming publications and events at nwp@unfccc.int
  4. ​Become a NWP partner organization​​
  

ENGAGEMENT UNDER THE NWP​

 
Governments agreed to undertake concrete activities addressing gender-sensitive approaches and tools for adaptation under the NWP in order to inform adaptation planning and actions at the regional, national and subnational level. In response, a range of activities have been undertaken under the NWP, including in collaboration with the Adaptation Committee​ (AC), to advance action through knowledge in these thematic areas with some in progress.​
 
 

The table below highlights relevant outputs on gender-sensitive approaches and tools for adaptation; and work in progress corresponding to different steps of the NWP knowledge-to-action methodology.


Steps  Outputs
  • Scoping
  • Engage with expert groups
  • Refine knowledge
  • Co-design actions

 

  • Report and disseminate finding

 

  • Facilitate partnerships to mobilize support​
  • Ongoing (2019)
 

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