EVENT | CARIAA at Adaptation Futures: Gender and Social Equity

CARIAA research to date has helped to build the evidence base on gender and social differentiation in climate change hotspots. Our work has strengthened the importance of understanding both men’s and women’s adaptation strategies for climate change research and development interventions to be effective. This work is also critical for identifying equitable solutions that contribute to gender equality, instead of exacerbating current inequality in roles and relations.

At the Adaptation Futures conference in Cape Town, South Africa, CARIAA will host a session titled, “What enables adaptation of women in climate hotspots.” This panel discussion will bring together evidence from climate change hotspots in Africa and Asia, drawing on the work of all four consortia to highlight the gendered nature of adaptation. Brief presentations by panelists will be followed by a discussion moderated by Kallur Subrammanyam Murali (IDRC), in which participants are encouraged to compare and contrast with their own experiences. Details on the session can be found below.

Adaptation Futures is the world’s premier conference on climate change adaptation. This year, CARIAA has a significant presence at the conference, with our consortia leading in excess of 30 special sessions such as the examples outlined above, and more than 30 oral presentations and 20 posters. This is a key opportunity for the program to showcase its maturing research results.

Session details

Title: What enables adaptation of women in climate hotspots?

ID: S64

Date and time: 9:15-11:00 AM on Wednesday June 20th, 2018