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Case studies on the application of gender-sensitive approaches and tools for understanding and assessing impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change


Recognizing the importance of indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices, and gender-sensitive approaches and tools for adaptation to climate change, the SBSTA, at its thirty-eighth session, requested the secretariat, under the guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA and in collaboration with relevant organizations, to prepare a technical paper, before SBSTA 39, on best practices and available tools for the use of indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation, and the application of gender-sensitive approaches and tools for understanding and assessing impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change.

To enable a robust and comprehensive review within the technical paper, the secretariat requested Nairobi work programme partners and organizations with relevant expertise and experiences to provide inputs. Below is a table containing the case studies on the application of gender-sensitive approaches and tools for understanding and assessing impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change contributed by these organizations in response to this request.

To ensure that new, relevant and useful examples are included in this database, and the current entries up to date, please send your suggestions for new entries and updates to nwp@unfccc.int.

The application of gender-sensitive approaches and tools for understanding and assessing impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change
Title of a case study Organization Region Sector
pdf-icon The Girls in Risk Reduction Leadership Project (Integrating Adolescent Girls into Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction in Southern Africa Project) (214 kB)  African Centre for Disaster Studies  Africa

Food security, agriculture and fisheries, Forestry, Human health, Transport, infrastructure and human settlements

pdf-icon Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (CVCA) (321 kB)  Care International Africa and the Arab States
Asia-Pacific
Caribbean and Central America
South America
Non-sector specific
pdf-icon Joto Afrika Special Issue: Gender and Community Based Adaptation Learning (316 kB)  Care International Africa Non-sector specific
pdf-icon Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation, Reflection and Learning (PMERL) (239 kB)  Care International  Asia Non-sector specific
pdf-icon Women and Land Initiative: Why women farmers are the key to climate change resilience in southern Niger (311 kB)  Care International  Africa Food security, agriculture and fisheries
pdf-icon Traditional Natural Resource Management in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco (209 kB)  Centre of Biocultural Diversity, University of Kent, UK  Africa and the Arab States Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Mountains
Other terrestrial ecosystems
Water resources
pdf-icon Climate Resilient Agriculture Module (823 kB)  Climate Change, Agriculture, Food Security (CCAFS)  Africa and the Arab States Food security, agriculture and fisheries
pdf-icon Integrated Population-Health-Environment programming (205 kB)  Conservation International Africa and the Arab States
Asia-Pacific
Not region-specific
Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Forestry
Human health
Marine and coastal ecosystems
Mountains
Other terrestrial ecosystems
Transport, infrastructure and human settlements
Water resources
pdf-icon Gender Plan of Action Under the Convention on Biological Diversity (55 kB)  Convention on Biological Diversity Global All sectors
pdf-icon Technical Series Guidelines for mainstreaming Gender into National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (57 kB) Convention on Biological Diversity Global All sectors
pdf-icon Gender-sensitive Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation to Climate Change (392 kB) Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Asia-Pacific Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Marine and coastal ecosystems
Transport, infrastructure and human settlements
pdf-icon Bagar Farming (Baluwa kheti) in the river banks in Terai region of Nepal (210 kB) Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN Asia Food security, agriculture and fisheries
pdf-icon Demonstrating and Irradiated Family for technology transfer In El Salvador (210 kB) Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN Caribbean and Central America Food security, agriculture and fisheries
pdf-icon Community-Based Fire Management (CBFiM) (285 kB) Global Fire Monitoring Center Africa & Arab States
Asia-Pacific
Food security and agriculture
Forestry
Human health
pdf-icon Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook (367 kB) International Fund for Agricultural Development Global Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Forestry
Other terrestrial ecosystems
Water resources
pdf-icon Participatory Mapping (295 kB) International Fund for Agricultural Development Global Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Forestry
Marine and coastal ecosystems
Mountains
Other terrestrial ecosystems
Water resources
pdf-icon Climate Change Gender Action Plans (ccGAP’s) (308 kB) International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Africa and the Arab States
Asia-Pacific
Caribbean and Central America
Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Forestry
Human health
Marine and coastal ecosystems
Mountains
Transport, infrastructure and human settlements
Water resources
pdf-icon Gender and REDD+ roadmaps (REDD+ roadmaps) (210 kB) International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Africa and the Arab States
North America
Forestry
pdf-icon Access to sustainable energy – the gender dimensions (188 kB) Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice Africa and the Arab States Sustainable energy
pdf-icon The gender dimensions of food and nutrition security in the context of climate change in Uganda (190 kB)  Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice  Africa and the Arab States Food security, agriculture and fisheries
pdf-icon Guidelines for women farmers on the safe production of fruits and vegetables (126 kB)  Pan American Health Organization  Global Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Food security
Mountain
 pdf-icon Vulnerability Reduction Assessment (201 kB)  REFACOF in collaboration with Cameroon Ecology (NGO)  Africa and the Arab States Forestry
Human health
Marine and coastal ecosystems
Water resources
pdf-icon Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change project Gender Assessment (218 kB) Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) Pacific Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Marine and coastal ecosystems
Other terrestrial ecosystems
Transport, infrastructure and human settlements
Water resources
pdf-icon Almanario (205 kB) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Forestry
Marine and coastal ecosystems
Mountains
Other terrestrial ecosystems
Water resources
pdf-icon Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative (COMDEKS) (378 kB) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Forestry
Mountains
Water resources
pdf-icon Gender analysis for project design and implementation of the LDCF and SCCF project portfolio (222 kB) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Forestry
Human health
Marine and coastal ecosystems
Other terrestrial ecosystems
Water resources
pdf-icon Gender, Climate Change and Community-Based Adaptation: A guidebook for designing and implementing gender-sensitive community-based adaptation programmes and projects. (206 kB) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Forestry
Human health
Marine and coastal ecosystems
Other terrestrial ecosystems
Water resources
pdf-icon Gender Mainstreaming Strategy of the Small Grants Programme (222 kB) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Forestry
Human health
Marine and coastal ecosystems
Other terrestrial ecosystems
Water resources
pdf-icon Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GCGA) joint programme, “Gender-Responsive Climate Change Initiatives and Decision-making” (joint programme) (288 kB) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Agriculture, forestry, coastal ecosystems and energy.
pdf-icon Checklist for mainstreaming gender into climate change vulnerability assessements (206 kB) United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Africa and the Arab States,
Asia-Pacific
Transport, infrastructure and human settlements
pdf-icon Cross cutting checklist for gender, youth and human rights issues (206 kB) United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Global Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Forestry
Human health
Marine and coastal ecosystems
Mountains
Other terrestrial ecosystems
Transport, infrastructure and human settlements
Water resources
pdf-icon UNESCO Priority Gender Action Plan (381 kB) UNESCO World Heritage Centre Global Forestry
Marine and coastal ecosystems
Mountains
Other terrestrial ecosystems
Water resources
pdf-icon Policy Document on Impacts of Climate Change and World Heritage (381 kB)  UNESCO World Heritage Centre Global Forestry
Marine and coastal ecosystems
Mountains
Other terrestrial ecosystems
Water resources
pdf-icon Gender and Energy for Sustainable Development: A Toolkit & Resource Guide (362 kB)  UNWOMEN Asia Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Forestry
Human health
Mountains
pdf-icon Mainstreaming Gender in Energy Projects: A Practical Handbook & Resource Pack (362 kB)  UNWOMEN Asia Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Forestry
Human health
Mountains
pdf-icon Gender Tool Kit: Energy - Going beyond the meter (362 kB)  UNWOMEN Asia Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Forestry
Human health
Mountains
pdf-icon Gender and Climate Change: Three Things You Should Know (293 kB)  World Bank Global Non-sector specific
pdf-icon Gender Dimensions of Climate Change in Bangladesh (293 kB)    World Bank Asia  Non-sector specific
pdf-icon Gender Dynamics and Climate Change in Rural Bolivia (293 kB)    World Bank South America  Non-sector specific
 pdf-icon Building capacity to adapt based on women’s experiences and traditional knowledge in agriculture (361 kB)  Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) Caribbean and Central
America
Food security, agriculture and fisheries
 pdf-icon Include Action Agenda for Gender in Policies Addressing Climate Change (362 kB)  Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) Caribbean and Central
America
Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Human health
Water resources
pdf-icon Participatory and Actor-oriented approach (363 kB)  Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)  Africa and the Arab States Food security, agriculture and fisheries
Forestry
Human health
 pdf-icon PIEVC Engineering Protocol (287 kB)  World Federation of Engineering Organizations – Committee on Engineering and the Environment Caribbean and Central
America
Transport, infrastructure and human settlements
 pdf-icon Health vulnerability and adaptation assessment (V&A) (368 kB)  World Health Organization (WHO)  Global Human health
 pdf-icon Mainstreaming gender in health adaptation to climate change programmes, user’s guide (368 kB) World Health Organization (WHO)  Global Human health