Inclusive Climate Change Adaptation for a Sustainable Africa (ICCASA) project
Gender-responsive climate-change negotiations and policy making in Africa
5-23 November 2018
The Twenty Fourth Conference of Parties (COP24) that will be held from 3-14 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland, promises to be another turning point for countries as they will be involved in agreeing on and adopting the implementation guidelines (referred to Paris Rulebook) of the Paris Agreement. Following the adoption of the Gender Action Plan at COP23, discussions on the inclusion of gender equality in the Paris Rulebook are gaining momentum. This is more so important for Africa because Africa contributes the least greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which constitutes 13% of the global population – yet bears the brunt of climate change. At the same time, African men and women (including the youth) are and will be faced with different vulnerabilities to the impacts of climate change due to existing inequalities such as; their role and position in society, access to resources, and power relations.
It is against this background that the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation Trust Fund (KOAFEC), the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), African Working Group on Gender and Climate Change (AWGGCC) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC) would like to host an online discussion on the Climate and Agriculture Network for Africa (CANA) platform. The objective of this online discussion is to explore how to ensure a gender-responsive implementation of the Paris Agreement and national climate change policy making in Africa.
This online discussion will focus on the following questions:
Week 1: What is the implication of the UNFCCC 3-year Gender Action Plan (GAP) in Africa?
Week 2: The economies of African countries are depended on agriculture; how can we ensure that gender is integrated into agricultural negotiations at UNFCCC?
Week 3: What is African Development Bank’s (AfDB)s approach to ensuring gender-responsive solutions for implementation of the Paris Agreement?