Exploring the intersection between gender and climate change in the Caribbean: second conversation

Date & Time
9:00am, 29 May 2019 - 6:00pm, 31 May 2019
The University Of The West Indies - Mona, Kingston, Jamaica
About the event

The Foundation, in partnership with the Small Grants Programme of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), Mona Campus Unit, at the University of the West Indies is hosting a dialogue with 23 representatives from Caribbean civil society and other key stakeholders, which aims to enhance the region’s capacity to apply gender intersectionality to its climate change programming. The dialogue is part of the Foundation’s Participatory Governance and Gender Programme.

The Jamaica dialogue is a follow up to an initial exploratory conversation in Barbados in June 2018. The first conversation, explored how power imbalances in the Caribbean context creates disproportionate climate change impacts on women and vulnerable communities. At this second dialogue, IGDS will finalise a gender guidance tool, which has been designed based on the learning from the Barbados conversation and a participants’ needs assessment.

Another key element of this second conversation is the exploration of possible spaces for engagement of civic voices in policy making processes at national and regional level. Participants will discuss with government representatives how joint efforts could make Caribbean voices louder in global climate change policy negotiations.

You can download the synopsis of the first discussion, that took place in Barbados in June 2018, at the link below.

Download gender and climate meeting synopsis: first discussion

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