High stakes, great urgency: collecting evidence for gender-just and impactful climate policies

Pic by Neil Palmer (CCAFS). The side event, ClimateShot - a mission to transform agriculture, at COP26 in Glasgow Photo: CCAFS.

Join us in Bonn, Germany, for an official side event at the Bonn Climate Change Conference, happening June 6-16, 2022. Our side event, on June 14 at 11:30am CEST, will be live streamed.

The 56th session of the subsidiary bodies will take place at the World Convention Center Bonn, Germany.

The CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform, Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF)  and Women Environment Programme (WEP) have co-organized an official side event at the Bonn Climate Change Conference

The event, to be held on June 14, 11.30 am - 1.00 CEST,  will showcase  actions from different stakeholders to advance the Gender Action Plan & national climate roadmaps.  CGIAR GENDER will further present new evidence from a hotspot mapping methodology that has revealed where climate change hits women the hardest, thereby providing direction where investments in actions to address these inequalities should focus on.  


  • Inform decision-making bodies, policymakers, and practitioners on the cross-cutting benefits of locally owned and gender-responsive climate mitigation and adaptation actions 
  • Underline the need to support the collection of evidence base and disaggregated data to demonstrate the impact of gender-responsive solutions 
  • Build bridges and open new spaces for exchange experiences and views among local practitioners, researchers, and policymakers  
  • Contribute to the GAP mandate and review (focusing on Activities A4, B3 and D4) through the dissemination of local good practices that can be replicated in regional and national contexts.   


  •  BMZ Representative, Germany (Name TBC)

    Opening remarks
  •  Ms Agnes Mirembe  - Executive Director, Action for Rural Women’s Empowerment (ARUWE),  Uganda

    Towards a just, equitable and community-based energy transition  
  • Ms Fatou Ndoye , ENDA Graf Sahel, Senegal 

    Gender relationships in the fishery industry in the Saloum Delta 
  • Ms Maria Victoria Bojacá , General Director  ENDA Colombia, Colombia 

    An urban, sustainable and gender-just solidarity economy model that challenges masculinities 
  • Ms Priscilla Achakpa,  Founder / Global Lead, Women Environmental Programme,  Nigeria 

    Raising awareness to advice on the Gender Action Plan: lessons learned from WEP, Nigeria 
  • Dr. Nicoline de Haan, Director CGIAR GENDER Platform 

    How evidence and research can bring climate justice for rural women  

Session moderated by  Ms. Gina Cortés Valderrama,   Women Engage for a Common Future Women and Gender Constituency –Facilitative Committee 

How to join

The event will be physical, but a live stream will be available  via the UNFCCC YouTube page.

Watch live stream here

Follow the live stream above on June 14, 11:30-13:00 CEST.

Three things scientists don’t know about women farmers and climate change but really should

"Just how well agriculture and food systems can cope with rising temperatures, floods and other climate shocks and stresses will be determined first and foremost by how much both women and men farmers can adapt to climate change." -- Ranjitha Puskur, CGIAR GENDER Evidence Module Lead, and Karl Deering, Interim Senior Director for Climate Justice at CARE USA.