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  • 012/2014Video of Global Landscapes Forum Event on Gender and Climate Change

    Watch this discussion forum on "Gender and resilience across the landscape – from Latin America, Africa and Asia" which took place on December 6, 2014, the first day of the Global Landscapes Forum, in Lima, Peru, during COP20. Gender concerns are gaining increasing recognition in climate change negotiations. Although women are believed to be more […]

  • 011/2014New set of policy notes now available!

    A new volume of policy notes summarizes the findings from the project "Enhancing Women's Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches." The notes in this collection explore how to protect or strengthen women’s control over critical assets, including natural resources and social capital. These notes also examine the potential for innovative […]

  • 011/2014Discussion paper on “Land rights knowledge and conservation in rural Ethiopia: Mind the gender gap” now available

    A new IFPRI Discussion Paper by Agnes Quisumbing and Neha Kumar examines the medium-term impact of the land registration on investment behavior by households, particularly the adoption of soil conservation techniques and tree planting. It investigates whether men’s and women’s knowledge of their property rights under the land registration (as measured by answers to a […]

  • 08/2013Focus on Climate in Africa: two upcoming conferences

    In October 2013, two back-to-back conferences will be held on climate change in Africa, the Africa Climate Conference 2013 and Third conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa. These conferences will provide a unique opportunity for scientists, policymakers and other stakeholders to strengthen the ability of African climate science to support regional climate resilience and […]

  • 07/2013Institutional issues in climate change adaptation

    Local institutions and organizations are critical for managing collective climate change adaptation efforts. To begin to assess the capacity of these institutions to effectively do so, this discussion paper, written by Catherine Ragasa and colleagues, provides some reflections and insights on the level of awareness, practices, and organizational and institutional issues being faced by countries as […]

  • 04/2013Women’s Land Rights and Conservation

    As posted earlier, Agnes Quisumbing and Neha Kumar presented preliminary results on a study examining the impacts of land registration on tree planting and soil conservation in Ethiopia at the World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty. On Earth Day, the results beginning to emerge from this study are a reminder of the importance of understanding gender differences in order to effectively deal […]

  • 03/2013Do land rights for women encourage conservation?

    Every year, the World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty  brings together representatives from governments, the development community, civil society, academia, and the private sector to discuss issues  of concern related to land and poverty. This year Neha Kumar and Agnes  Quisumbing link this critical issue to women and climate in their study entitled "Do […]

  • 01/2013Workshop on Scaling Up Climate Services for Farmers

    The workshop Scaling Up Climate Services for Farmers in Africa and South Asia was convened December 10-12, 2012 in Saly, Senegal by the CGIAR program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Climate Services Partnership (CSP). This event aimed to foster South-South learning and collaboration between sub-Saharan […]

  • 010/2012Literature Review: Gender-differentiated Impacts of Climate Change on Assets

    Climate change increasingly affects the livelihoods of people, and poor people experience especially negative impacts given their lack of capacity to prepare for and cope with the effects of a changing climate. Among poor people, women and men may experience these impacts differently. As one of the early outputs of this project, this literature review, […]