Special issue 009- Why mainstreaming gender into community-based climate change adaptation is a priority
The need to mainstream gender in response to the impacts of climate change is recognised globally. This is usually linked to differential vulnerability to climate change. Mainstreaming also needs to include how climate change impacts on gender relations, which in turn can determine the success of a household’s or community’s adaptation responses.
This special edition of Joto Afrika provides insights and learning from the ‘Gender and Community-based Adaptation Learning Workshop’, held in Ghana in August 2011, which brought together 42 gender and community-based adaptation practitioners from 12 government, UN and civil society organisations in Ghana, Niger, Morocco, Kenya and Mozambique, as well as resource people from CARE International and IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development).