IV. Implementation of the Gender Plan of Action

Policy Sphere


Targets Actions/Steps Indicators
Make gender and biodiversity a strategic priority of the Convention and the Protocol Integrate gender into the Strategic Plans of the Convention and the Protocol
  • Gender considerations are fully integrated into the Strategic Plan of the Convention
Seek endorsement for the CBD Gender Plan of Action from the Parties
  • CBD Gender Plan of Action presented to COP 9
  • CBD Gender POA endorsed
Communication of existing efforts / policies towards the promotion of gender equality within the CBD and the UN at large.
  • Documentation of the gender equality initiative elaborated
  • CBD and UN system informed about the process of gender mainstreaming
Secure ongoing commitments from funders to support gender and biodiversity Integrate gender into the CBD Resource Mobilization Strategy
  • Budget allocated to gender mainstreaming
  • Percentage of biodiversity-gender initiatives with assigned resources
Build awareness of gender and biodiversity links among CBD donors
  • Information on gender and biodiversity linkages facilitated to CBD donors
  • Agreements with donors made, including mobilizing and allocating resources to strengthen the mainstreaming of gender at the CBD
Harmonize gender planning with GEF Secretariat and the GEF Agencies
  • Number of initiatives funded to CBD by GEF that includes gender considerations
Secure high-level commitment for gender and biodiversity within the CBD Secretariat Present gender – biodiversity issues to senior management to build awareness and secure their support for mainstreaming
  • Workshop on gender and biodiversity for Senior Management Officers carried out
  • Inclusion of gender on the agenda of Senior Management Meetings
  • Executive Secretary communicates to the SCBD the commitment with gender equality
Mainstream gender within the four-year rolling work plan of the Secretariat.
  • Develop a checklist / guidance to ensure that gender issues are taken into account in the draft four-year rolling work plan currently being developed and revise the plan as needed.
  • Inclusion of gender considerations throughout the rolling work plan of the Secretariat
  • Checklist to ensure gender mainstreaming in the work plan of the Secretariat elaborated
  • Work Plan of the SCB includes gender considerations

Delivery Sphere


Targets Actions/Steps Indicators
Collect and disseminate gender-biodiversity related information Identify who is doing what in gender-biodiversity work
  • Partners and initiatives on gender and biodiversity identified
  • Alliances established with key organizations and institutions
Collect and disseminate gender-biodiversity related materials, such as case studies, into SCBD knowledge management platform (including CHM/BCH and website)
  • Case-studies and materials on biodiversity and gender collected
  • Information on gender and biodiversity disseminated into the SCBD knowledge management platform
  • CHM/BCH and website include gender-biodiversity related information
  • Personnel using new methodologies and informed on gender and biodiversity
Identify and publicize special events on gender-biodiversity linkages
  • Information on special events related to gender-biodiversity identified and disseminated
Link gender, biodiversity and poverty eradication Reinforce linkages between MDGs and CBD objectives
  • Percentage of documents that establish the linkage with MDG3 and biodiversity
Reinforce linkages between the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, gender and CBD objectives
  • Percentage of documents that establish the linkages between the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, gender and CBD objectives
Link Swiss gender-biodiversity project to SCBD poverty initiatives
  • Number of initiatives that link gender and poverty promoted by the SCBD
Identify, develop/improve and promote gender-biodiversity implementation tools and methodologies Review existing CBD tools from a gender perspective (e.g., principles, guidelines and work programmes)
  • Number of existing CBD tools reviewed from a gender perspective
Identify entry points for gender-biodiversity linkages in CBD implementation processes (e.g., NBSAPs, national reporting, CEPA)
  • Entry points for the gender perspective into the CBD identified
  • Number of process that mainstream gender
Develop/improve and promote appropriate “how-to” tools (e.g., guidelines, outreach materials, workshops)
  • Tools for the mainstreaming of gender in biodiversity elaborated and disseminated
  • Inclusion of gender considerations into guidelines, principles and work programmes
  • Number of divisions and staff using these gender and biodiversity guidelines
Establish the basis for CBD and Protocol Parties to integrate a gender perspectives into the national biodiversity planning processes Raise CBD and Protocol National Focal Point awareness on linkages between gender-biodiversity (e.g., develop a communications strategy, outreach materials, NBSAP workshops, CBD work programmes)
  • The awareness communication strategy for the CBD and Protocol National Focal Points is designed and implemented
  • Outreach materials elaborated for the CBD and Protocol National Focal Points on gender and biodiversity
  • Number of national focal points using outreach materials on biodiversity
  • NBSAPs workshops on gender and biodiversity carried out
  • Number of NBSAPs that include gender considerations into their planning process
  • Gender mainstreamed in the CBD and Protocol Programmes of work and cross-cutting issues
Link CBD and Protocol National Focal Points to existing national level processes and networks on gender and environment (e.g., UNDP, GEF Small Grants Programme, NGOs)
  • CBD and Protocol National focal points participate in national level processes
  • CBD and Protocol National focal points integrated into existing networks on gender and environment
Promote development of appropriate national level indicators on gender-biodiversity within the framework of the 2010 Biodiversity Target
  • Gender indicators included within the framework of the 2010 Biodiversity Target
  • Gender indicators used by the countries in their reports to the 2010 Biodiversity Target
Request CBD and Protocol Parties to report to the COP and COP-MOP on their efforts to integrate gender perspectives into their country’s national biodiversity planning processes
  • By COP 10 50% of Parties to the CBD report to the COP about their efforts to a integrate gender perspectives into their National Biodiversity Planning Processes

Constituency Sphere


Targets Actions/Steps Indicators
Build partnerships and establish networks to promote the mainstreaming of gender within the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Protocol Identify networks working on gender and biodiversity/environment (including inter alia, academia, ILC’s, NGO’s, network of women Ministers of Environment, other UN agencies (WIPO, Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UNEP and its Regional Offices, etc.))
  • Networks of partners established
  • Regular meetings with partners and networks
Identify how the CBD can promote these existing networks and partners
  • GFP of the CBD participating in gender and biodiversity/environment networks
Identify how existing networks and partners can contribute to the implementation of the CBD Gender Plan of Action
  • Network assists with programme advice and securing of new funds
  • Partners and networks exchange information on how to mainstream gender into the POA
Formalize partnerships through joint activities
  • Execute activities and initiatives with partnerships
Review new and existing partnership agreements in order to mainstream gender
  • Number of partnership agreements that mainstream gender
Develop of database of relevant gender organizations at the regional and national level and make this information available to Parties and partners
  • Data-base in place and disseminated to Parties
Link the CBD Gender Plan of Action with the UN System’s activities Build partnerships with gender focal points in other UN agencies
  • Number of activities and initiatives carried out with UN agencies
Connect with the One UN process
  • CBD Gender Plan of Action taken into consideration within the One UN process
Connect with the Inter-agency Task Force on Gender
  • Participation o the CBD gender focal point in the Inter-agency Task Force on Gender
Include gender in the agenda of the Joint Liaison Group and Biodiversity Liaison Group
  • Gender included in the agenda of the Joint Liaison Group and Biodiversity Liaison Group
Build awareness of biodiversity issues among gender and women organizations Disseminate International Biodiversity Day material, and other relevant publications to gender experts / organizations
  • Materials produced on the linkages of biodiversity conservation and gender shared with women’s organizations and gender experts
Provide gender experts / organizations with information on the importance of biodiversity
  • Number of women’s organizations and gender experts updated in the importance of gender in biodiversity
Develop and disseminate training modules on the relevance of biodiversity to the consideration of gender issues
  • Dissemination of materials and expertise in linking gender and biodiversity with women’s organizations and gender experts
  • Number of women’s organizations and gender experts supporting biodiversity initiatives
Build capacity of women, particularly indigenous women, to participate in CBD processes and decision-making Conduct a capacity building needs assessment
  • A capacity building needs assessment carried out
Hold preparatory meetings and training for women, particularly Indigenous women leaders, prior to each COP and COP-MOP
  • Number of women participating in COP and COP-MOP
  • Impact of the training in quality of participation of women during COP and COP-MOP.
Enhance support for capacity building on biodiversity and gender implemented by indigenous women’s alliances and other relevant gender organizations
  • Budget allocation and technical assistance for capacity building on biodiversity and gender for indigenous women’s alliances and other relevant gender organizations

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