Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CET
Inclusive Climate Change Adaptation for A Sustainable Africa (ICCASA) invites you to join in the upcoming webinar on “Gender and Climate Change Vulnerability Hotspots in Africa”.
The highly interactive online session is meant to demystify the importance of mapping of critical economic sectors, that is, agriculture, water, energy and infrastructure, overlaid with climate change hotspots and gender indicators in Africa – an exercise that is meant to help in informing adaptation and resilience building strategies from local, national, regional to continental levels. Consequently, the panel of facilitators will delve into detail and engage the participants on the need for the mapping in relation to designing sustainable interventions that will help address the gender inequalities and climate change impacts in some ‘sensitive’ regions of Africa that have continued to threaten the livelihoods of vast populations, particularly the poor, women, youth, illiterate and the disabled.
The interaction of gender inequalities and climate change impacts in some ‘sensitive’ regions of Africa threatens the livelihoods of vast populations, particularly the poor, women, youth, illiterate and the disabled. Mapping of critical economic sectors, that is, agriculture, water, energy, infrastructure, overlaid with climate change hotspots and gender indicators in Africa will inform adaptation and resilience building strategies from local, national, regional to continental levels. The Inclusive Climate Change Adaptation for Sustainable Africa (ICCASA) is multi-institutional capacity building project that aims to build capacity of policy makers and climate negotiators to integrate gender into national climate change policies and negotiations. This webinar is expected to deepen an understanding of gender and climate change vulnerability hotspots in Africa and help to identify ways to address the issues identified in line with each African Country’s policies and strategies at national levels. The first presentation by a gender and climate change expert from African Development Bank (AfDB) will highlight the rationale for mapping out gender and climate change hotspots in Africa. The speaker will draw from experiences that AfDB has had in integrating gender into a number of their climate change activities and program, with the aim of promoting women empowerment and gender equality – an important factor in creating long-term impacts and sustainability in the face of a changing climate. The second presentation will focus on highlighting projected climate risks and related impacts and identification of climate data set used for mapping hotspots. The third presentation will provide a list of gender disaggregated indicators that can record and monitor vulnerability to climate change. The final presentation, by a GIS expert will share climate and gender hotspots maps, while identifying areas of vulnerability in Africa.
Click here to register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2717542346552812811