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Negotiations and related meetings
Gender and Climate Change - Workshop May 2017


11:00 - 19:00


Santiago de Chile


World Conference Centre





In-session workshop on the development of a gender action plan under the UNFCCC

Provisional Programme and annotations

Day 1: Wednesday, 10 May
10:00 - 13:00

Opening and welcome
Ms Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

Mr Tomasz Chruszczow, SBI Chair and Ambassador Nazhat Khan (Fiji)


Ms Winfred Lichuma (Kenya) and Mr Geert Fremout (Belgium)

Session I



Setting the foundation

  • Mandate, format of the workshop and expected outcome: Facilitators

  • Overview of submissions, including lessons learned from other action plans: Secretariat and the Women and Gender Constituency

  • Outline of gender decisions, governance options and interaction with other UNFCCC processes: Secretariat

  • Feedback from grassroots ‘Listening and Learning’ dialogue: (tbc)

  • Overview of informal consultation, including option on the format of the gender action plan and possible topics/focus areas: Mr Pieter Terpstra, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Proposal for working group topics/focus areas for Day 2: Facilitators

Format: Presentations and Q&A





Lessons learned from other action plans
Gender decisions, governance options and interaction with other UNFCCC processes

UNFCCC secretariat 


Common Recommendations & Analysis


Bridget Burns
(Woman and Gender Constiuency)


Informal Consultations on the Gender Action Plan

Pieter Terpstra (Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Session II


Objectives of the gender action plan

Facilitated dialogue: what are the overall objectives of the gender action plan and what would success look like in 2019?

Format: Panel of Party and non-Party stakeholders, with questions from the floor

Wrap up and outline Day 2


Day 2: Thursday, 11 May
15:00 - 18:00

Session III

(Working groups)


Working group session to identify elements and possible activities for the gender action plan. Topics for the groups will be identified in session I on Day 1.

Format: Working groups, each guided by a facilitator, with a rapporteur to capture ideas

Room allocation for working groups:

Room: Santiago de Chile:

Cluster A (Capacity building, knowledge sharing and communication),

Cluster C (Coherence within the UNFCCC and other UN agencies),

Cluster D (Gender-responsive implementation and Means of Implementation)

Room: H – 1-02

Cluster B (Gender balance and participation)

Room: H – 1-04

Cluster E (Monitoring and reporting)

Report back Cluster A

Report back Cluster C

Report back Cluster D

Report back Cluster B

Report back Cluster E

Session IV


An opportunity for all participants to hear from each group and clarify ideas as needed.

Format: Each group will report back to plenary, ideas will be projected on screen, open for comments/clarifications

Summary and close
A summary report will be prepared during the workshop based on ideas developed in the working groups and published on the UNFCCC website before the close of the SBI


Mandated event