Mainstreaming gender in climate change adaptation

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Regional Center for Asia) (IIRR)
Date:
15-24 Jul 2014
Location:
Philippines (Silang, Cavite)
Venue:
IIRR Yen Center

The course will focus on building capacities in integrating gender concepts and methodologies in developing programs for climate change adaptation. 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 adaptation. The course will also help program and projects to identify interventions for climate change adaptation.

Course objectives

At the end of the course, the participants shall have:

  1. Reviewed the concepts of climate change and its relation to sustainable development, disaster risk reduction and resilience building;
  2. Discussed and reviewed gender concepts and issues in relation to climate change;
  3. Practiced the use of tools and approaches to mainstream gender in climate change adaptation efforts; and
  4. Developed action plans to mainstream gender in existing organizational climate change adaptation projects.


Module 1. Understanding Climate Change Adaptation

This module will provide participants with concepts on climate change and sustainable development. There will also be a sharing and presentation of organizational climate change programs and projects. The interrelationship between DRR framework, resilience building and climate change will be discussed and analyzed.

Module 2. Understanding and Analyzing Gender Issues and Climate Change

Participants will have an overview and discussion on gender concepts and its effect on global, regional and local development. There will also be a review on international instruments and obligations and analysis of the relationship between gender, climate change, and issues and opportunities that surface in varying context.

Module 3. Mainstreaming Gender in Adaptation and programs/projects

Participants will practice the use of various tools and approaches to mainstream gender in climate change adaptation. They will also actively practice the use of PRA tools to facilitate analysis and learning at the community level. An open forum to discuss gender projects in the community with local government officials is also included in the community visit.

Module 4. Action Planning

The action planning will provide participants the opportunity to reflect, synthesize and apply their learning from the course.


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Event fee

1800USD

What is included in the event fee

The training fee covers course fee, meals and coffee breaks, double occupancy, accommodation, 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, policy and action, and community and smallholder-led responses.

How to register

Please email the complete application form and send to Education.Training@iirr.org


Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Gender, Governance
Countries:
Philippines
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