Wednesday, 30 July 2008

WEDO Women's Environment & Development

photo: Senegal workshop June 2008
WEDO's Sustainable Development program is:
  • mainstreaming gender into national climate change policies in developing countries
  • campaigning for climate action in Women Demand U.S. Action on Climate Change (WDACC) with environmental and social justice organizations.
  • networking globally with women's and environmental networks at the United Nations. See the GEAR recommendations for changes to UN structure.
  • publishing Gender, Climate Change and Human Security, directed by Irene Dankelman, that includes three case studies of the impact on women by Yacine Diagne Gueye (ENDA-Senegal), Rose Mensah-Kutin (Abantu-Ghana), and Khurshid Alam, Wahida Bashar Ahmed and Naureen Fatema (ActionAid-Bangladesh). Here is a summary.
  • publishing the Final Report of a June 2008 Gender & Climate Change Workshop in Senegal (with case studies of Senegal, Ghana, Nepal and Trinidad) including proposals for steps forward.
  • hosting the 3rd Global Congress of Women in Politics and Governance in Manila 9-12 October 2008 with CAPWIP and UN/ISDR on Gender in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction.
See also
Who's who of women and the environment
Gender and the environment

GenderCC international climate change research network (click on logo above)
Prof Ursula Oswald Spring presentations and book on Gender and Human Security
Previous posts in this blog tagged women

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