IUCN - Training of Trainers on Gender and Climate Change

Training of Trainers on Gender and Climate Change

08 June 2009 | News story

Over twenty men and women from Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and North America participated in a global Training of Trainers on gender and climate change, organized by IUCN.

The training was part of the activities of the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA), in conjunction with the United Nations Climate Change Talks in Bonn, Germany.

Participants were selected from over eight hundred applicants worldwide. Practitioners at different stages of their professional careers in fields of gender, climate change, environment and sustainable development, acquired knowledge and skills to mainstream gender equality in climate change initiatives at national, regional and international levels.

"On the Road to Copenhagen, it is crucial to put a “human face” on climate change and understand linkages between gender and Bali Action Plan building blocks of mitigation, adaptation, technology, and finance", said Lorena Aguilar, IUCN’s Senior Gender Advisor.

The objective of the training to build a pool of trainers from different regions and countries, to meet the global demand for capacity-building on design and implementation of gender-responsive climate change policies. The training focused on gender sensitive Disaster Risk Reduction adaptation strategies; and incorporating a gender perspective to REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) to ensure effective, efficient, permanent, and sustainable REDD implementation.