Project Description

Incorporating a Gender Approach to Climate Action in Peru

  • Day: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
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Introduction. Ana María Majano. Coordinator of LEDS LAC Secretariat, Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE).

Gender and Climate Change Action Plan: National goals, progress and challenges. Jessica Huertas. Specialist in vulnerable populations and gender of the Climate Change and Desertification General Directorate, Ministry of the Environment of Peru (MINAM). |  Download presentation

Experience of Community Forestry Management “Granja Porcón” in Cajamarca, work with women, results, challenges and lessons learned. Kely Alfaro. Specialist of the Academic Direction of Social Responsibility, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. |  Download presentation

Watershed project experience with a gender focus. Mariela Rodríguez. Gender Specialist, Partnering for Adaptation and Resilience – Agua (PARA – Agua) Project AECOM International Development |  Download presentation

About the webinar

There is an increasing international recognition that climate change has differential impacts on men and women, and that gender inequalities negatively affect women’s ability to cope. This led to the formulation and subsequent approval of the Gender and Climate Change Action Plan of Peru (PAGCC).

The PAGCC, approved by decree No. 012-2016-MINAM in 2016, links national policy and international agreements and promotes the participation of sectors, regions and public institutions in general, in relation to the adaptation and management of emissions of greenhouse gases, with a gender focus.

This webinar will present the objectives, advances and challenges of the PAGCC, followed by the experiences of two community initiatives that have incorporated the gender approach in initiatives related to mitigation and adaptation to Climate Change. The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Secretariat of the LEDS LAC Platform: