Climate change

Africa: No climate justice without gender justice – the Marrakech Pact

Marrakesh — The historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change last year is a breakthrough commitment to respect, promote and consider gender equality and women’s empowerment obligations while taking climate change action. It also committed to gender-responsive adaptation and capacity building. A year later, with the Agreement entered into force on 4 November, vigorous efforts are […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Climate change Programs: Gender Justice

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Climate Change

Madagascar

September 13, 2016 Themes: Agriculture | Climate change Programs: Climate change

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Climate Change

Madagascasr, September 2013

September 9, 2016 Themes: Climate change Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Malawi: Climate change threatens food security

Malawi: Climate change threatens food security

Lilongwe 15 February 2016: Abiti Mkwanda, a 62-year-old woman resident in Mangochi district in the southern region of Malawi remembers vividly how the 2015 floods left her hopeless when her maize field drowned. She recounts how it has been hard to find food for herself and her grandchildren. For the whole year, she depended on […]

February 15, 2016 Themes: Climate change | Environment | Poverty | Productive resources Programs: Gender & Media

Vision 2030: Our future our plan

The Vision 2030 publication examines, outlines and unpacks the National Development Plan (NDP) from both private and public sector perspectives.

The NDP puts forward proposals for driving social and economic transformation over a long period of time while taking into account the global financial crisis and other key forces shaping society, including urbanisation, globalisation and technological changes.

This publication comes out of the Vision 2030 summit, a private sector initiative endorsed by the National Planning Commission Secretariat.

Topics include education, climate change and small and micro enterprises.

Global: Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment & Climate Change

Global: Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment & Climate Change

A changing climate poses risks for all of humanity. However, for women and girls in particular, many of whom spend a disproportionate amount of time searching for food, fuel and water, or struggling to grow crops the differentiated impact is tremendous.

December 17, 2015 Themes: Climate change Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Women’s views missing at COP 21

Women’s views missing at COP 21

Spend any time in UN circles and the g-word is everywhere. Gender is paraded as a significant cross-cutting issue in the new Sustainable Development Goals and in ongoing climate negotiations, touching everything from health and agriculture to sanitation and education.

December 17, 2015 Themes: Climate change Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2015

2015 is a landmark year for the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) as the SADC Gender Protocol, aligned to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), expires this year. At their meeting in Harare in May 2015, SADC Gender Ministers resolved to review the Protocol and align it to the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Beijing Plus Twenty Review, and Africa’s Agenda 2063. They also agreed that the Post-2015 SADC Gender Protocol must be accompanied by a Monitoring, Evaluation and Results (MER) framework.

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Climate Change

Mauritius, August 2015

August 6, 2015 Themes: Climate change Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Manketekete Nketekete – Lesotho

Manketekete Nketekete – Lesotho

The difference that Gender Links has made will trickle down to the communities at the grass root levels. People will learn about climate change and its effects. They should learn the different activities they can participate in within their localities to curb climate change, although this is a global issue that needs all the nations to take part. Through Gender Links workshops, she learned a lot from meeting with other people. She gained skills on how to solve conflicts within the community she serves. She further learned how to develop action plans. This skill will help her to develop the action plan for the group, and this will make it easy for them to execute their plans and be able to monitor progress made.