Gender and Climate Change - Africa

Revised 27 Nov 2012

Summary

One of the pressing challenges in addressing the gender dimensions of climate change in developing countries is the need for greater national expertise on gender and climate change and on broader issues of sustainable development. In response to this challenge, UNDP has developed a series of policy briefs and training modules on gender and climate change for practitioners and policy makers in Africa. The themes are of specific relevance to Africa, and include a general overview of climate change issues, adaptation, agriculture and food security, equitable energy access, and climate finance.

These materials draw on the capacity development work being undertaken in partnership with other members of the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) and complement existing GGCA training modules, resource guides, and related knowledge products. The materials are designed to facilitate the work of the regional and national cadres of experts and other partners in Africa in mainstreaming gender into climate change policy and programming.