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Gender and Biodiversity


Technical Series No. 49
Guidelines for Maintreaming Gender into Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans

Module 9 (B series)
Maintreaming Gender Considerations in the Development and Implementation of Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans

Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet:
Sustainable Wildlife Management and Gender

Moving forward following the adoption of the 2015-2020 Gender Plan of action

The Convention of Biological Diversity's 2015-2020 Gender Plan of Action was adopted in 2014. This Plan denotes actions by the Secretariat to stimulate and facilitate the promotion of gender equality in its work, and sets out actions for Parties to mainstream gender into their activities under the Convention.

What's New

The theme of International Women's Day 2017 : “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”

COP 13 Documents on Gender Mainstreaming

Gender-Responsive NBSAPs Pilot Project


Through the Japan Biodiversity Fund, the SCBD supported a pilot project carried out in three country Parties (countries that are Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity). The pilot project aimed at aiding these Parties in including gender-responsive approaches in their National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) submissions.

Visit our NBSAPs and National Reports page for more information.


Call for case studies - ongoing

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity would like to invite Parties, indigenous peoples and local communities, international and civil society organizations and other groups to submit information, including case studies, on recent or ongoing initiatives addressing issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment in relation to biodiversity conservation, sustainable use, access and benefit sharing or biosafety.

Please see the following notification for full details: https://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2016/ntf-2016-043-gender-en.pdf

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme