Gender	
  perspectives	
  on	
  agriculture	
  and	
  
climate	
  change	
  in	
  Africa	
  
UNECA/ACPC,	
  COMESA	
  &	
 ...
*  Introduction	
  	
  
*  Vision	
  –	
  Africa’s	
  agriculture	
  by	
  2050	
  
*  Scope	
  of	
  the	
  consultancy	
...
*  Agriculture	
   sector	
   is	
   increasingly	
   becoming	
  
under	
  substantial	
  stress	
  from	
  climate	
  ch...
“Agriculture	
  being	
  a	
  driver	
  for	
  transformative	
  
and	
  inclusive	
  economic	
  growth	
  and	
  
develo...
1.  Prepare	
   a	
   Background	
   Paper	
   on	
   Gender	
  
dimensions	
   in	
   Africa’s	
   agriculture	
   and	
 ...
1.  Prepare	
   policy	
   brief	
   on	
   gender	
   dimensions	
  
of	
  Africa’s	
  agriculture	
  in	
  a	
  changing...
*  UNSG’s	
  Climate	
  Summit	
  –	
  23	
  September	
  2014.	
  
*  AMCEN	
  –	
  September/October	
  2014.	
  
*  CCD...
*  The	
   study	
   is	
   part	
   of	
   the	
   continual	
   technical	
  
support	
  provided	
  to	
  AGN	
  by	
  ...
*  The	
  Lead	
  Consultant:	
  
	
  
	
  Dr.	
  Ruth	
  Aura	
  Odhiambo	
  
	
  Email:	
  runyangi@yahoo.com	
  
	
  Ce...
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Presentation by Dr.Ruth Aura Odhiambo Presented during a pre - SBSTA meeting on CSA Alliance: Building Climate Change Resilience in Africa held on 30th May 2014 in Bonn, Germany http://ccafs.cgiar.org/csa-alliance-building-climate-change-resilience-africa#.U42GUihCCTs

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Gender perspectives on agriculture and climate change in Africa

  1. 1. Gender  perspectives  on  agriculture  and   climate  change  in  Africa   UNECA/ACPC,  COMESA  &  CCAFS  
  2. 2. *  Introduction     *  Vision  –  Africa’s  agriculture  by  2050   *  Scope  of  the  consultancy  on  Gender,  Agriculture   and  Climate  Change  in  Africa   *  Critical   events   to   showcase   the   outcome   of   the   study   *  Key  Messages   *  Contacts     OUTLINE  
  3. 3. *  Agriculture   sector   is   increasingly   becoming   under  substantial  stress  from  climate  change-­‐ induced  stressors  (IPCC,  AR4  and  AR5).   *  Climate  change  is  disproportionately  affecting   women   and   girls   because   of   their   greater   vulnerability  to  extreme  weather  events.   *  Women   play   a   vital   role   as   agricultural   producers   (>60%   of   labour   on   family   farms)   and  as  agents  of  food  and  nutritional  security.   INTRODUCTION  
  4. 4. “Agriculture  being  a  driver  for  transformative   and  inclusive  economic  growth  and   development,  providing  jobs,  income,  equitable   opportunities  and  delivering  food  and  nutrition   security  and  environmental  sustainability.”   VISION  –  AFRICA’s  AGRICULTURE  BY   2050  
  5. 5. 1.  Prepare   a   Background   Paper   on   Gender   dimensions   in   Africa’s   agriculture   and   climate   change:   ü Assessment  of  gender  impacts;   ü Assessment  of  the  potential  to  empower  women  and  girls   to  increase  adaptive  capacity;   ü Options  for  maximizing  gender  co-­‐benefits;   ü Options  for  integrating  gender  dimensions  into  CSA;  and   ü M&E  framework  (with  indicators  and  tracking  mechanism).   MAIN  TASK  OF  THE  CONSULTANCY  ON   GENDER/1  
  6. 6. 1.  Prepare   policy   brief   on   gender   dimensions   of  Africa’s  agriculture  in  a  changing  climate.   2.  Identify   at   least   two   (2)   best   or   good   practice   examples   of   CSA   with   strong   gender  dimensions.   3.  Develop   modalities   on   enhancing   Africa’s   engagement   in   gender   issues   at   UNFCCC   and  other  international  fora.   OTHER  TASKS  OF  THE  CONSULTANCY  ON   GENDER/2  
  7. 7. *  UNSG’s  Climate  Summit  –  23  September  2014.   *  AMCEN  –  September/October  2014.   *  CCDA  IV  –  October  2014.   *  COP20  –  December  2014.   CRITICAL  EVENTS  
  8. 8. *  The   study   is   part   of   the   continual   technical   support  provided  to  AGN  by  ACPC,  COMESA  and   CCAFS.   *  The  study  will  cover  all  the  sub-­‐regions  of  Africa.   *  The  study  aims  to  identify  and  highlight  best  and   good   practice   examples   of   CSA   with   strong   gender   dimensions   from   Eastern,   Northern,   Central,  Western  and  Southern  Africa.   KEY  MESSAGES  
  9. 9. *  The  Lead  Consultant:      Dr.  Ruth  Aura  Odhiambo    Email:  runyangi@yahoo.com    Cellphone:  +254  722  650  903   CONTACTS  

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