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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 […]

  • 012/2014Summary of the IFPRI-hosted side event at the COP in Lima available

    Wednesday, December 3, IFPRI hosted an official COP20 side event on "Increasing the Resilience of Farming Communities to Climate Change through Shared Learning and Adaptation Decision-Making with a Focus on Gender." The event was co-hosted with the Asociación para la Naturaleza y Desarrollo Sostenible (ANDES) and organized with the University of Missouri. Click here to read a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 011/2014Presentation on Gender, Collective Action, and Climate Change now available!

    November 20, 2014 A new presentation on Gender, Collective Action, and Climate Change is now available here.

  • 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 […]

  • 06/2013Gender and Climate at the 2013 AAEA

    The Joint Annual Meeting of the  Agricultural and Applied Economics Association  and the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society will take place in Washington DC this summer, August 4–6, 2013. Answering the call for abstracts on climate change, international development, land and water resources, among other relevant topics, our team members will be presenting research results

  • Women in Ghana02/2013Working Paper: Developing a Framework for Community-Based Adaptation

    A theoretical framework for adaptation to climate change has been used as the basis for this research project. The working paper “Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change: A Theoretical Framework, Overview of Key Issues and Discussion of Gender Differentiated Priorities and Participation” by Elizabeth Bryan and Julia Behrman, develops and describes this framework and then goes on to […]

  • 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, […]