Gender Equality and Climate Risks- Work of Learning Platform

This Presentation was provided by Irish Aid and IIED during a workshop on Gender and Climate in April 2018. The presentation outlines how Irish Aid Missions are integrating gender into their programmes and notes some challenges. Evidence from research undertaken in Gender and Climate by the Climate and Development Learning Platform is also presented, across a number of Irish Aid Key Partner Countries including Ethiopia, Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique. Overall emerging lessons indicate; a) proportion of Female Headed Households (FHHs) vary widely across contexts, and this has implications for broader climate vulnerability b) FHHs are poorer and have fewer options for climate risk management; c) where house  hold status is used as a criterion for social protection targeting, the poorest are not being targeted (proving an argument for gender based targeting); and d) climate adaptation interventions can exacerbate, or close gender deficits.