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Developing Gender-Responsive NDCs: Meeting Capacity and Knowledge Gaps


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Lisa Bow, Head of Knowledge Services, NDC Partnership. Presented at the WRI seminar Implementing Equality: Delivering Gender-Equitable Climate Commitments. Learn more:

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Developing Gender-Responsive NDCs: Meeting Capacity and Knowledge Gaps

  4. 4. WHY INTEGRATE GENDER EQUALITY INTO NDCS? More equitable, sustainable development and climate impact NDCs Gender SDGs 4
  5. 5. DEVELOPING GENDER-RESPONSIVE CLIMATE ACTION 5 SCOPING ASSESSMENT (UGA, KEN, RMI, CIV, PER, PHI) Key Challenges • Lack of sex-disaggregated data and gender analysis to identify country-specific inequalities and barriers • Complex and siloed coordination of national climate change and NDC processes • Limited engagement of gender specialists • Inadequate technical capacity on gender and climate change • Inadequate information on where and how to access gender resources and tools • Insufficient financing for gender-responsive climate action • Limited knowledge sharing across countries and institutions on gender-responsive approaches Critical Enabling Factors • Strong political commitment to drive action • Institutional arrangements to support GMS • Strong national gender agency and focal point system across ministries • Participatory consultations with women’s groups and other disadvantaged groups • Technical capacity on gender and climate change at national and subnational levels and across ministries/sectors for context-specific gender analysis • Targeted financial resources or gender-responsive budgeting
  6. 6. COMMONLY REQUESTED KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES FOR GENDER-RESPONSIVE APPROACHES IN CLIMATE ACTION • Training tools for conducting a gender diagnostic and integrating gender • Analysis tools for gender in sectors • Safeguards for indigenous and vulnerable groups • Skills building tools for women’s organizations working on NDCs • Capacity building workshops for discussing issues and sharing experiences • Monitoring tools • Tools to build skills to receiving financing for climate change or NDC projects • Institutional guidance for coordinating gender focal points within climate 6
  7. 7. DEVELOPING GENDER-RESPONSIVE NDCS Enabling conditions for gender-responsive NDCs: • Leadership and political commitment • Meaningful participatory processes and active participation of women and groups • Small actions can lead to big changes (creating conditions for meaningfully participation of women in consultations: women-only focus groups, childcare for those bringing children) • Climate finance is critical: At national level, finance and planning ministries play an important role in supporting gender budgeting, and gender-responsive sector and climate frameworks. At city and community level, the finance sector/banks and revolving funds can increase women’s access to finance and can support local investments and enterprise development. • Sex-disaggregated data and gender analysis are needed to inform climate planning • Raising women’s awareness of their rights: Women are not always aware of their rights, and continue to be excluded as men participate and lead 7 WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED FROM CONVENINGS?
  8. 8. GENDER RESOURCES ON THE KNOWLEDGE PORTAL • Redesigned to improve user interface • Expanded new resources (including from UNFCCC’s Gender Knowledge Platform) • Curated, catalogued gender resources, tagged to enable easier search of relevant resources • Case study database (with GIZ, LEDSGP, UNDP) 8
  9. 9. CASE STUDIES Uganda and Kenya: Progress in policy frameworks but hard to achieve equitable outcomes in practice Peru: Gender and Climate Change Action Plan’s inclusive multisectoral participatory approach Cote d’Ivoire: Developing gender responsive adaptation and mitigation plans (supported by NAP GN,UNDP) RMI: Dedicated Gender and Human Rights components, and sex-disaggregated data in the Partnership Plan 9
  10. 10. HOW IS NDCP FILLING KNOWLEDGE & CAPACITY GAPS? • Continue to document country learning needs and obstacles; share with members to pair country learning needs with relevant knowledge resources /capacity building support • Provide curated gender resources available through the Knowledge Portal (mainly member contributions) and encourage uptake • Developing a directory of technical gender expertise as a resource for countries. • Facilitate peer exchanges responding to common NDC implementation challenges • Developing case studies on country NDC implementation challenges • Deliver gender knowledge resources in tandem with in-country capacity building • Work with members to identify a streamlined set support services for countries to integrate gender into NDCs and where members’ can provide corresponding capacity building support (eg, strengthen country capacity to collect sex-disaggregated data, conduct gender analyses, track progress, technical gender capacity building) 10
  11. 11. THANK YOU 11