Presentation on theme: "Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) Key Messages from Bhutan+10 Climate Change, gender and Sustainable Development Mountain Day 2: COP."— Presentation transcript:
Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) Key Messages from Bhutan+10 Climate Change, gender and Sustainable Development Mountain Day 2: COP 18, Doha Qatar ICMOD, kathmandu, Nepal
BHUTAN 2002 CELEBRATING MOUNTAIN WOMEN!
THE ‘SPECIFICITY’ OF MOUNTAIN WOMEN!
Greater physical labor Greater dependence on natural resources
Limited exposure: Mkt, Tech, Communication Neglect by the State and development agencies
BHUTAN +10 GENDER AND SUSTAINABLE MOUNTAIN DEVELOPMENT IN A CHANGING WORLD
CONFERENCE THEMES Climate Change: Gender and Adaptation Livelihoods: Inclusive Sustainable Development Governance: Gender responsive policies Gender Positive Change Eco-systems: Benefit sharing, Access and Equity Water: Equitable Access, Control and benefits
WOMEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF CC NRM, Food Security, Ecosystems, Water, vulnerability VULNERABILITIES OPPORTUNITIES
WOMEN AS GAME CHANGERS Local knowledge Acute perception of the situation
THE VULNERABILITY FACTOR Representation Vs. Participation Access to ResourcesDisasters
Who are we talking about?
Climate Change and Migration Climate Change Decreased Agricultural production Other Drivers of Change Outmigration of Men Feminization of Agriculture
Out Migration and Effect on Women’s Well Being Psycho- social Changes Changes in Workload Negotiating male labor Taking on men’s work Increased Market engagement Increased social responsibility Social Stress Negotiating with Men in Public Arena
The Big Debate Women Centric Projects Gender Transformative Change
What is Needed? Way Forward Migration in the context of women’s role in the mountain economy Labor rights and land rights! Target Women as Farmers and Agents of Adaptation Recognize women’s agency, knowledge and already existing adaptive capacities Policy More research to understand the mountain context. From anecdotal evidence to hard data. Documentation of ethnography and personal narratives Investment in mountain specific technology Translation of results for different audiences Research and Evidence based research
Thank you Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP)
HICAP The Role of Women and Gender in Adaptation Gender Research Focused Work Gender Case Studies Gender Scoping Studies RRAs on Gender and Climate Change State of the art Literature Review on Gender and CC in the HKH Papers/articles Integrative Research Cross-cutting Work Common Questions on the Role of Women and Gender in Ecosystems, Food Security and Vulnerability (and components 1 & 2 where possible) Integrative gender analysis of new data Interdisciplinary case studies Capacity Strengthening Regional Capacity Strengthening on Gender Integration Women’s Leadership Programmatic Anti-evaporation strategy Gender trainings Gender conceptual and methodological framework Networking and Policy Policy Influence Briefs Women Environmental Leaders Video Networks Roster of experts Needs and gaps assessment Gender mapping Partners University Researchers NGOs CBOs Women’s groups Government