Her+ initiative builds women’s agricultural resilience for climate change

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Women are key drivers of climate change solutions, but gender inequalities seem to stand in their way. “How can we close gender gaps and achieve climate resilience for all?” This question powered discussions at the First High-Level CGIAR Dialogue focused on gender and climate change in Africa. The meeting took place at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus, Nairobi, on 7 October. It revealed how the new CGIAR Harnessing Equality for Resilience in the Agrifood System (HER+) Initiative is creating opportunities to help women build agricultural resilience for climate change.

Highlighting the objective of the HER+ Initiative, CGIAR Gender Platform Director Nicholine de Haan stated that the initiative pursues women’s economic empowerment agenda that is inclusive through greater agency, equal opportunities, access, and control over resources.

During the first discussion session, team leads of the four work packages under the Her+ initiative highlighted their activities. CGIAR Gender Strategic Communications and Content Lead, Marianne Gadeberg, and CGIAR Gender Global Engagement and Policy Lead, Vivian Atakos, moderated the session.

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