Climate Change Adaptation in Asia and the Pacific: Is Gender Relevant?

Gender and climate change in Asia and the Pacific
Image Credit: ILO in Asia and the Pacific

Do you consider gender a consideration for your program, project or research? Now is the time to reflect on this.

This symposium is an opportunity to explore the role, influence and impact of gender on climate change adaptation, using a combination of presentations, performances, videos, artworks and audience Q&A sessions.

Women are often portrayed as vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in Asia and the Pacific, with less information available about how to respond and adapt. Some adaptation options may put a disproportionate burden on women, particularly in agriculture.

The event is highly recommended for anyone working on programs, projects or research in Asia and the Pacific, including policymakers, practitioners, students, researchers, NGOs, the diplomatic community, consultants and members of Pacific and Asian communities who are at the forefront of adapting to our changing climate.

Participants will explore indigenous ways of being, knowing and doing with reference to climate adaptation in Asia and the Pacific, examine the roles of women in adaptation actions and evaluate the role of gender in resilience and adaptation research.

Ultimately the symposium aims to take the first steps towards developing a research agenda on gender and climate change in Asia and the Pacific.

For the full program and more info about the event, please visit the eventbrite page here.  

THIS EVENT IS HOSTED BY ANU CLIMATE CHANGE INSTITUTE AND THE ANU GENDER INSTITUTE.

Date & time

9am–4.30pm 30 April 2019

Location

China in the World Auditorium

Building #188, 188 Fellows Lane

Acton, ACT 2601

Contacts

 Juliet Meyer

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