1st High-level Dialogue on Gender and Climate Change in Africa
09:00 am > 12:30 pm
Friday, October 7, 9.30am–12.30pm, Nairobi, Kenya
Convened by HER+, the CGIAR Initiative on Gender Equality
Climate change impacts disproportionately harm women and expose social and gender inequalities across the globe. At the same time, women taking up their rightful roles to co-design solutions is essential to successfully transforming food systems to boost their resilience and to achieve greater progress toward resilience, food and nutrition security, and well-being for entire communities.
This high-level dialogue on gender and climate change in Africa builds on the development of CGIAR’s new Initiative on Gender Equality, which is designed to address challenges to gender equality in food systems in times of climate change. This dialogue will examine these challenges and will explore solutions with gathered experts and stakeholders to feed into the upcoming COP27 deliberations on how to improve gender equality for greater climate resilience.
This event is the first dialogue convened by the Initiative on Gender Equality, and it will be followed by annual events at each of the initiative’s regional hubs to engage directly with research and development partners.
|Registration and coffee
|Welcome and opening remarks
|Keynote by Dr Jemimah Njuki, Chief, Economic Empowerment at UN Women
|Presentation of HER+ Initiative by Dr Nicoline de Haan and Dr Daniel Gilligan, CGIAR
|Lightning presentations by HER+ work package leads
|Coffee and tea break
|Lightning presentations by HER+ work package leads (cont.)
|High-level panel on directions for gender and climate change research in Africa
|Reflections and feedback
How to join?
This event is hybrid. Local stakeholders are invited to participate in-person on the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus, Nairobi. For in-person participation, please RSVP to Joyce Wanderi, j.wanderi[at]cgiar.org.
Remote participants are invited to register to join via Zoom.