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Convening Caribbean Practitioners to Enhance Their Understanding of the Impact of Gender and Climate Change

Date & Time
12:00pm, 29 April 2021 - 2:30pm, 20 May 2021
About the event

The Commonwealth Foundation is inviting you to join this online capacity development programme that will deepen Caribbean practitioners’ understanding on the intersection of gender and climate change.

The programme’s four online sessions have been designed to support Caribbean practitioners with practical knowledge and skills on how to use the Gender Analysis Guidance Tool. At the end of the capacity development programme, you will be able to integrate gender perspectives in your work and use gender analysis to support more gender-sensitive policies and programmes in adapting to climate change.

The sessions will be facilitated by Dr Leith Dunn and Kimberly Carr-Tobias, gender and development consultants. They will be attended by civil society organisations from across the Caribbean. Among the leading gender and climate change voices attending sessions are: Antigua & Barbuda Association of Persons with Disabilities (ABAPD), Climate Analytics, The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme United Nations Development Programme (GEF SGP UNDP) in Saint Lucia, The Windward Islands Farmers Association (WINFA), Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIM), and Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project (FACRP).

All the sessions are scheduled for 12pm – 2.30pm Saint Vincent and The Grenadines local time.

Breakdown of sessions

Session one: Exploring Gender and Climate Change. Tuesday May 4.
Participants will deepen their understanding of power imbalances and gender relations. They will increase their knowledge of concepts such as: equity, intersectionality, differentiated vulnerabilities. They will directly learn from experience of other practitioners how best to explore the intersection on gender and climate change.

Session two: Gender Analysis and Data Gathering. Thursday 6 May.
Building on the knowledge gained in the previous session, this session will provide participants with theoretical knowledge on gender analysis which includes gender mainstreaming and gendered indicators to ensure inclusive programme design and implementation.

Session three: Applying Gender Lens by Exploring Gender Analysis Frameworks. Tuesday May 18.
This session seeks to increase participants’ knowledge and skills to identify gender inequalities and power imbalances that exacerbate vulnerabilities, exclusion and increased risks in key population groups affected by climate change in the Caribbean.

Session four: Consolidating Learning and Analysing Gendered Advocacy. Thursday May 20.
This concluding session will support participants learning and will help practitioners of the region to strengthen advocacy on gender and climate change strategies. The session will introduce Outcome Harvesting and will focus on lessons learned of the programme.

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