Regional Launch of the USAID Online Sourcebook for Integrating Gender in Climate Change Adaptation Projects

Dates: 

Dec 2 2014

Organizer: 

USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific

Location: 

FCCT, Bangkok, Thailand

How to Address the Needs of Women: Regional Launch of the USAID Online Sourcebook for Integrating Gender in Climate Change Adaptation Projects

Registration: 12:30 p.m., Tuesday December 2, 2014, at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand  Penthouse, Maneeya Center Building, 518/5 Ploenchit Road (connected to the BTS Skytrain Chitlom station), Patumwan, Bangkok 10330; Tel.: 02-652-0580; E-mail: info@fccthai.com; Web Site: http://www.fccthai.com

Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia is launching an online sourcebook to help ensure that gender considerations and women’s empowerment are incorporated into large-scale climate change adaptation projects. Using the sourcebook can significantly help improve the status of women living in Asia and the Pacific.

The impacts of climate change – drought, floods, extreme weather, and reduced food and water security – severely affect the most vulnerable groups, particularly women who are often dependent on the natural resources threatened by environmental change. But while women are disproportionately impacted, they have a unique and essential contribution to make in adapting to a changing climate, as many women manage water, food and fuel for their families.

The online sourcebook enables project proponents to design gender-responsive climate change adaptation measures as well as projects, particularly in developing countries, by providing targeted, sector-specific guidance and real-life examples that are easy to follow and navigate on laptops and mobile devices.

Please join us to learn more about the Online Sourcebook for Integrating Gender in Climate Change Adaptation Proposals developed by the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific project and hosted on the Asia-Pacific Adaptation Network web portal. This regional launch is jointly organized by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, and is part of its Evening Café series.

The panel will include:

  • Ms. Suphasuk Pradubsuk, Regional Environment Office Gender Focal Point, USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia
  • Mr. Bob Dobias, Senior Advisor for Capacity Building, USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific
  • Dr. Ravadee Prasertcharoensuk, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Foundation

Please RSVP by November 28, 2014

Language: English

Contact:
Mr. Lee Baker, Chief of Party, USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific
Email: rsvp@adapt-asia.org; Tel: +662-651-8826