International course on mainstreaming gender in climate change adaptation and mitigation

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)
Date:
17-26 Sep 2013
Location:
Philippines (Cavite)
Venue:
IIRR’s Y.C. James Yen Center

Course description The course will focus on building capacities in integrating gender concepts and methodologies in developing programs for climate change adaptation and mitigation. The course will also help understand the existing problems and concerns of men and women in the community as a result of climate change. It will also introduce to the participants practical tools they can use to mainstream gender in climate change mitigation and adaptation. The course will also help program and projects to identify interventions for climate change adaptation. IIRR is an international development and training organization with over 50 years of grassroots experience working in people-centered, sustainable development. Gender Works leads initiatives in gender, empowerment, and socio-economic development to promote equality, social justice and accountability with the goal of empowering individuals and communities, and strengthening programs and institutions. Course objectives At the end of the course, the participants shall have:

  1. analyzed the link of climate change to sustainable development, capacities and vulnerabilities of men and women and resilience building;

  2. reviewed international legal instruments and tools and approaches to mainstream gender in climate change adaptation;

  3. explored evidences and good practices of gender-responsive climate change adaptation and mitigation; and

  4. developed practical skills in mainstreaming gender in climate change adaptation and mitigation projects.

Module 1. Understanding Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Session 1: Climate change and sustainable development Session 2: Climate change and resilience building Session 3: DRR Framework and linkages with climate change Module 2. Understanding and Analyzing Gender Issues and Climate Change Session 1: Overview of gender and development issues and concepts Session 2: International instruments and obligations as framework for mainstreaming gender in climate change Session 3: Capacities and risks of men and women in climate change Session 4: Gender and climate change issues and opportunities in varying context: smallholders, fishers and forest dwellers Module 3. Mainstreaming Gender in Adaptation and Mitigation Programs/projects Session 1: Tools and approaches for mainstreaming gender in climate change adaptation 1.1 Gender analysis and planning frameworks 1.2 Integrating gender in capacity and risk assessments - Women and men’s roles in adaptation and mitigation - Women as agents of change in climate change adaptation and mitigation - Risk management and empowerment of women Session 2: Developing gender-responsive strategies in climate change adaptation and mitigation. Session 3: Learning from the field: Experiences and good practices in gender mainstreaming to address climate change issues Session 4: Monitoring and compliance Module 4. Action Planning Session 1: Preparation of action plan Session 2: Presentation of action plan Session 3: Revision and submission of action plan


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Event fee

USD 1800

What is included in the event fee

The training fee of 1800USD covers course fee, meals and coffee breaks, double occupancy, accomodation, course-related materials, field and agency visits, and airport transfers.


Target audience

The course targets program/project managers, policy makers, researchers and educators who are involved in climate change adaptation and mitigation policy and action, and community and smallholder-led responses.



Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Gender, Risk Identification & Assessment, Governance, Disaster Risk Management
Countries:
Philippines
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the World Conference in Sendai, Japan The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted at the World Conference in Sendai, Japan.
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