Climate change is a threat to sustainable development, especially in developing countries where susceptible populations are already experiencing its impacts. Moreover, within developing countries, individuals have differing vulnerabilities to climate change based on their location, country, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, wealth, gender and social group.
Gender and sex disparities exist because of the cultural practices, social position within the household and community, access to information, and knowledge and resources/capitals that impact the ways men and women adapt to climate change. For example, women in developing countries often rely on natural resources for basic subsistence factors, including food, water and energy. Not only will climate change significantly affect these resources, but women are frequently lacking and/or are poorly equipped to make the necessary adaptation strategies.
The GenderCC group is managed by the Gender and Social Inclusion flagship of CCAFS and is comprised of CGIAR researchers interested in gender and climate change issues. It is a forum for members to share ideas and knowledge on gender responsive agricultural technologies that are climate resilient, profitable, sustainable, and contributing to reducing poverty and improving the quality of life and livelihoods of women and other vulnerable groups. The aims of the GenderCC will be evolving, and under regular review, we believe that within the group that it will become robust, open, and draw attention of global interest in gender and climate change issues.
Aim of GenderCC
The aims of GenderCC are:
- To enhance awareness and knowledge of gender and climate change
- Provide a platform for members to share and facilitate knowledge exchange and rapid dissemination of information on gender, agriculture and climate change issues, projects, grants, and conferences
- Share and collaborate on research ideas
- Organize webinars and online discussions
- Serve as a resource as well as facilitating communication and networking amongst gender and climate change researchers and practitioners
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