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Peer Learning Summit: Gender-responsive National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes

Montego Bay, Jamaica​ | July 26-28, 2022​

Peer Learning Summit: Gender-responsive National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes

Montego Bay, Jamaica​ | July 26-28, 2022​

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Womens' Leadership and Climate Activism in the Caribbean

  1. 1. Women's Leadership & Climate Activism in the Caribbean Peer Learning Summit: Gender Responsive National Adaptation Processes Jamaica| 2022 Presented by Ayesha Constable GirlsCARE
  2. 2. Outline My journey Women’s Leadership & Representation Young & Movement Building Opportunities & challenges for young women The Enabling Framework Empowering Activists
  3. 3. My Journey • Rural upbringing and climate exposure • Women in my community vs men in my community • Mentorship and empowerment • Mary Seacole Hall and lived reality of girls
  4. 4. Academia & Research • Doctoral research Determinants of Adaptation among Small Farmers in Sherwood Content, Jamaica • Academic papers •Clarke, Constable and Richardson. (2021). The cost of political activism: Mapping the feminization of poverty, political persecution and disempowerment in St Kitts and Nevis. Department of Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto •Constable, A. (2021). Feminist Climate Activism in the Caribbean and Latin America: The Role of Young Women & Girls, University of Toronto. •Constable, A. (2015). A gender analysis of climate change perceptions and adaptation among small farmers in Sherwood Content, Jamaica. Caribbean Geography, 20, 24–40. •Constable, A. (2016). Globalization, Agriculture and Food in the Caribbean: Climate Change, Gender and Geography. (C. L. Beckford & K. Rhiney, Eds.) (1st ed.). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  5. 5. Advocacy & Activism • UNFCCC COP • National campaigns- #youth4PuertoBueno • Regional campaigns- #1.5tostayalive • Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) • 350.org • Global campaigns- Sustainable Solutions Youth Network - Commonwealth Climate Youth Network
  6. 6. Leadership & Representation
  7. 7. Gender Justice in Climate Action • Gender inequality in the Caribbean • Role of women in Caribbean societies • Feminization of poverty in Caribbean societies • Structure of Caribbean societies • Composition of Caribbean societies • Race, color & class and colonial legacies in Caribbean societies
  8. 8. Young Women & Movement Building • Young women and girls – voice and power • Youth engagement and empowerment • Amplify Caribbean youth voices • Build cadre of youth activists • Promote intersectional and climate justice approach to climate action • Cross-regional collaboration
  9. 9. Women & Climate Action • Led by groups working on economic empowerment, gender-based violence and related issues • Seen as ‘women's’ work based on gender- stereotypes in the region • Often unpaid thereby adding to women’s burden of care and time poverty • Emerged as a response to the Rio Summit of 1992
  10. 10. Young Women in Climate Action • The ‘danger of a single story’ • Intersectionality • Youth demographics • Break the bias • Locally led adaptation and frontline actors
  11. 11. Women-led movements/communities in the Caribbean GirlsCARE Coastal Area Management JNRWP Sticting Projeckta Policy Forum Environmental Awareness Group MEPA Trust Helen’s Daughter Equality Bahamas
  12. 12. Strategies and tactics for advocacy • Youth and women led • Focused largely on public education, resource mobilization & bringing global attention to regional issues • Social media campaigns • Public education campaigns • Integrated into other movements and actions • Representation at global level as part of the UNFCCC process & gender conventions
  13. 13. GirlsCARE • Feminist activist led initiative based in Jamaica • Provides mentorship to young women and girls in feminist activism • Uses a climate justice and intersectional framework to co- create knowledge
  14. 14. Caribbean Young Women Led Initiatives
  15. 15. Challenges & Opportunities for Young Women in CA Challenges Opportunities Time poor Capacity building Unpaid work Innovative ideas Victimization Movement/community building Ageism Regional collaboration Access to resources- money, media Climate justice/human rights in practice
  16. 16. Gender & Climate in Policies & Plans • Mentioned in most national policies and plans including climate policies, NAPs, NDCs • Not treated as an intersectional issue • Narrow framing of gender in national plans • No legislative mandates to support institutionalization • Limited resources allocated to implement
  17. 17. Priority areas for to accelerate gender-responsive adaptation action • Capacity building: training and development in project development and management and in the technical aspects of climate change • Research: data on gender and climate change and support for research • Local led adaptation: resourcing frontline communities to support adaptation planning at the local level, integrating indigenous knowledge and empowering marginalized groups • Cross regional collaboration: Facilitation cross regional dialogue, knowledge co-creating and sharing with Latin America, Pacific Islands, etc. • Public awareness & education: Funding for campaigns using various tools to build awareness in all sectors and at all levels
  18. 18. Recommendations • Integrate climate action in the curriculum • Provide incentives for young women’s and girls participation • Provide training and capacity building • Implement the strategies and plans for gender-responsive climate planning • Gender transformative education for climate justice in the Caribbean
  19. 19. #GirlActivist • Read • Research • Think • Ask questions • Collaborate • Show up • Speak up • Take up space

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