List of Partners

Climate Investment Fund (CIF)

a. Objective:
To create transformational change towards climate resilience and low carbon development in developing countries.
  • CIF Gender Plan of Action FY15-16

b. General overview/ website home page : CIF is a Multilateral Finance Vehicle
  • The CIF is distinguished by a uniquely broad-based and inclusive governance structure. The CTF and the SCF Trust Funds are each governed by a Trust Fund Committee. The SCF further designates Sub-Committees to govern each of its three-targeted programs
  • http://www-cif.climateinvestmentfunds.org/

c. List of projects/ initiatives:
  • The clean technology Fund (CTF): scaling up the demonstration, deployment, and transfer of low carbon technologies in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable transport
  • Forest Investment Program (FIP): Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, sustainably managing forests, and enhancing forest carbon stocks
  • Pilot Program for climate resilience ( PPCR): Mainstreaming resilience in development planning and action investments
  • Scaling and Renewable energy program (SREP): Demonstrating the economic, social, and environmental viability of renewable energy in low income countries
  • Gender Action Plan FY15-16: Mainstream gender in CIF policy and programming in support of gender equality in climate-resilient, low carbon development investment in CIF countries. This is accomplished through gender efforts in the areas of CIF policy; program support; analytical work, monitoring and reporting; and knowledge and learning.

d. Publications/Reports

e. Online Resources/ Training/Blog

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Conservation International

a. Objectives:
mission is to improve human well-being through more responsible and sustainable management of nature, including biodiversity.
  • 1,000 partner organizations and thousands of projects worldwide.

b. List of projects/ initiative / programs:

  • http://www.conservation.org/How/Pages/gender-and-conservation.aspx

c. Publications/Reports

d. Online Resources/ Training/ Blog

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Global Environment Facility (GEF)

a. Objective:
The GEF aims to assist in the protection of the global environment and to promote environmental sustainable development

b. General overview/ website homepage:=
Provides grants and concessional funding to cover the incremental or additional costs associated with transforming a project with national benefits into one with global environmental benefits. Even though it is an independent institution the World Bank serves as a trustee of the GEF Trust Fund
  • Serves as financial mechanism for the UN Convention on Biological Biversity (CBD) and the UN framework convention on Climate change (UNFCC), among others.
  • Six focal areas of work:
    1. Biodiversity
    2. Climate change
    3. International Waters
    4. Land degradation
    5. Persistent organic pollutants
    6. Ozone Depletion

c. List of projects/ initiative / programs:
  • GEF Equality Action Plan 2015- 2018 ( link not available)

d. Publications/Reports

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Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA)

The GGCA is a unique network of 13 UN agencies and more than 25 civil society organizations working together to ensure that climate change decision-making, policies and initiatives, at all levels, are gender responsive.

a. Objectives
  • Integrate a gender perspective into policy and decision making in order to ensure international mandates and other legal instruments on gender equality are fully implemented.
  • Ensure that financing mechanisms on mitigation and adaptation address the needs of poor women and men equitably.
  • Build capacity at all levels to design and implement gender-responsive climate change policies, strategies and programmes. The GGCA developed the Training Manual on Gender and Climate Change focused on the Bail Action Plan building blocks of mitigation, adaptation, technology, and finance.
  • Share practical tools, information, and methodologies to facilitate the integration of gender into policy and programming.

b. General overview:
GGCA works to ensure that climate change policies, decision-making, and initiatives at the global, regional and national levels are gender responsive which is critical to solving the climate crisis. Establishes an effective working model that deploys top-down perspectives and bottom-up approaches in tandem
  • UNDP serves as funds recipient, WEDO serves as administration framework and advocacy lead, and IUCN works diligently to implement a gender-perspective in national programmes

c. Publications/Reports

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Green Climate Fund (GCF)

a. Objectives + Overview:
The GCF is a large multilateral climate fund created by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which aims to support a paradigm shift in the global response to climate change.
  • It allocates its resources to low-emission and climate-resilient projects and programmes in developing countries It pays particular attention to the needs of societies that are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, in particular Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and African States.
  • Initial capitalization has raised more than USD$ 10 billion (resource mobilization is ongoing). As of November 2015, the Green Climate Fund has raised USD 10.2 billion equivalent in pledges from 38 state government
  • Variety of financial instruments available, including grants, concessional loans, subordinated debt, equity, and guarantees, giving flexibility to match project needs

b. List of projects/ initiative / programs

c. Publications/Reports

d. Online Resources/ Training/ Blog

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

a. Objectives + Overview:
The world’s largest global environmental organisation, with almost 1,300 government and NGO Members and more than 15,000 volunteer experts in 185 countries. Their work focuses on valuing and conserving nature, ensuring effective and equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges in climate, food and development.
  • Funded by governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies, foundations, member organisations and corporations (http://www.iucn.org/about/union/donors/ )

b. List of projects/ initiative / programs:
  • Global Gender Office ( GG0) (http://genderandenvironment.org/ )
  • Gender Action Plans: http://genderandenvironment.org/work/gender-action-plans/

c. Publications/Reports/Case studies

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

a. Objectives
Gender equality, centered in human rights, is recognized both as a development goal on its own and as vital to accelerating sustainable development

b. List of projects/ initiative / programs:
  • Global Gender and Economic Policy Management Initiative: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/povertyreduction/focus_areas/focus_gender_and_poverty/gepmi/
  • Unite: http://www.un.org/en/women/endviolence/

c. Publications/Reports
  • UNDP Gender Equality Strategy: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/womens-empowerment/gender-equality-strategy-2014-2017/

d. Online Resources/ Training/ Blog

United Nations Environmental Programme UNEP

a. Objectives + Overview:
UNEP is working to highlight the important role that women play in sustainable development. UNEP recognizes gender as a cross-cutting priority, and its programme of work promotes women’s participation in all environmental protection and sustainable development activities. Gender equality is now a cross-cutting priority in all UNEP activities, and the organization is systematically integrating gender perspectives into all its programme design and implementation, along with measurable goals and indicators

b. List of projects/ initiative / programs:

c. Publications/Reports
  • Policy and Strategy for Gender Equality and the Environment: http://www.unep.org/gender/Portals/24117/Reports/Policy_and_Strategy_for_Gender_Equality_and_the_Environment.pdf
  • List of Publications: http://www.unep.org/gender/InformationMaterial/Publications/tabid/54781/Default.aspx
  • List of success stories: http://www.unep.org/gender/data/Inspiringexamples/SuccessStories/tabid/54783/Default.aspx

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UN Women

a. Objectives + Overview:
Works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; and achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security

b. List of projects/ initiative / programs

c. Publications/Reports

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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

a. Objective + Overview:
Women play a critical and potentially transformative role in developing countries’ agricultural growth, but they face persistent obstacles and social and economic constraints that limit their participation in the sector. Understanding the relationships between women and men through gender research can illuminate the pathway to sustainable and inclusive economic development.
  • http://www.ifpri.org/topic/gender

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c. Publications/Reports

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The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)

a. Objectives + Overview:
WECAN was created to accelerate a holistic Global Women’s Earth and Climate Action Movement through the protection and defense of the Earth’s diverse ecosystems and communities.

b. List of projects/ initiative / programs

c. Publications/Reports

d. Online Resources/ Training/ Blog

International Network of Women’s Funds (INWF)

a. Objectives + Overview:
A network of 39 independent public foundations committed to expanding the resources available to women’s human rights organizations in the Global South and East. The mission is to strengthen the political and financial capacity of Women’s Funds to empower women and girls and redistribute resources to transform their lives and communities.

b. List of projects/ initiative / programs

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  • United Nations Environment Programme