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08 July 2022

Strengthening Gender-Inclusive Climate Action in Intersecting Crises: A Roundtable Discussion

Agriculture Burkina Faso

This event will explore the opportunities and challenges of developing context-specific pathways towards strengthening gender-inclusive climate action within the context of intersecting crises in Africa.

Time: 11.30 – 13.00
Date: 8 July 2022
Location: Pusey Room, Keble College, University of Oxford (and online)

Email Ini Dele-Adedeji to register your expression of interest: Ini.Dele-Adedeji@natcen.ac.uk

Women and men experience the impact of climate change in different ways and this is compounded by the political and socioeconomic impacts of conflict and displacement. While there is growing evidence on the intersecting crises of climate change, conflict and displacement, not enough is being done to understand gender-specific adaptation and mitigation strategies. Moreover, there has been limited engagement with the challenges faced by “immobile” communities – those who stay behind, either by choice or by circumstance, and the gendered dimensions of immobility. 

This event is a collaboration of NatCen International with the Weidenfeld-Hoffman Trust and Keble College at the University of Oxford. This discussion will be held under the Chatham House Rule, and we will explore the opportunities and challenges of developing context-specific pathways towards strengthening gender-inclusive climate action within the context of intersecting crises in Africa.

The roundtable discussion will address the following questions:

1. How can climate action be more intersectional and responsive to gender and other vulnerabilities?

2. What is the nature of vulnerability for immobile populations? What is the state of gender-specific adaptation and mitigation strategies?

3. How can international engagement strengthen gender-inclusive climate action in intersecting crises?

4. How can complementarity between international and local actors be supported and where necessary, redefined?

Chair: Dr Sherine El Taraboulsi-McCarthy, Director, NatCen International

Speakers include:

  • Dr Irina Fedorenko-Aula, Co-CEO, Vlinder Climate
  • Dr Martin Atela, Programme Manager, Partnership for African Social and Governance Research
  • Dr Salamatou Abdourahamane Illiassou, Senior Lecturer, University of Diffa
  • Dr Ersilia Francesca, Associate Professor, University of Naples “L’Orientale”
  • Dr Lauren Fletcher, Co-Founder, Beta Earth

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