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Exchanging Perspectives on Gender and Climate Change in Kenya

2014 May
by kkeeton

Marther Ngigi, after presenting a paper at the Gender and Climate Change workshop, 14th May 2014. Photo: T.Mburu/ICRAF

What have we learned about gender and climate change, what do we still need to learn, and how can we make use of this information?

On May 14th, a group of 60 researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from Kenya gathered for a meeting, entitled, Understanding Gender and Climate Change: Perspectives from Practitioners, Researchers, and Policymakers, to discuss these questions based on a series of research presentations from two gendered climate change adaptation projects under the CGIAR Research Programs on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS)  and Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM).

At the meeting, Marther Ngigi and Noora-Lisa Aberman presented their findings from the Kenya case study of the Climate Change, Collective Action, and Women’s Assets Project, supported by the Federal Government of Germany under PIM, while Joash Mango and Edidah Ampaire presented preliminary findings from the Kenya and Uganda case study sites of an intra-household survey undertaken by several CGIAR centers, including  IFPRI, ILRI, CIAT, IITA and ICRAF, supported by CCAFS.  Working group sessions in the afternoon discussed how these new findings challenged or reinforced existing knowledge of gender and climate change—and if these results raised new questions to be answered.  The final sessions in the afternoon focused on exploring how this information and results can converted into actionable policies and capacity building.  The day’s events will ultimately help reshape gendered climate change research and policy for the CGIAR and beyond.

 

Read an additional blog-post on this event and view Ngigi's presentation on the CCAFS website here