Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

UN Women, through the project, will support provincial and local governments take measures to ensure that women and men have equal access to and understanding of extreme weather and climate change adaptation information in PYL Region in Jiangxi Province, so that women and men's equal rights and participation in adapting to extreme weather conditions resulting from climate change in PYL Region will be promoted.

Implementation methodologies

A research study on gender issues existing in government's CC/DRR adaptation strategies, policies and plans, and in CC/DRR-related attitudes and activities among the rural population in PYL Region will be conducted. The findings of the research study will be used for a policy recommendation on enhancing women's roles in adapting to climate change, especially extreme weather events, to relevant government departments in Jiangxi and also be used for training to and advocacy for governmental officials. Training will be provided to 100 rural women in pilot areas of the PYL Region on basic knowledge of gender equality and skills on how to deal with climate change and prepare for weather disasters, so that the opportunities and capacity of women to adapt to and mitigate the risk of extreme weather will be improved. An advocacy conference on gender, climate change and weather disaster prevention will be organized, including government policy makers and the media to enhance their awareness of the linkages between gender and CC/DRR.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

UN Women, Climate Change Monitoring and Evaluation Center of Jiangxi Province
Deliverables
2011
100 people (over 60% female) will attend the training on basic knowledge of gender equality and skills on how to deal with climate change and mitigate weather disaster risk. The research report will be submitted to UN Women.
2011
A research study on gender issues existing in government's CC/DRR adaptation strategies, policies and plans, and in CC/DRR-related attitudes and activities among the rural population in PYL Region will be conducted.
2012
An advocacy conference on gender, climate change and weather disaster prevention will be organized, including about 30 government policy makers and the media to enhance their awareness of the linkages between gender and CC/DRR.
2012
A policy recommendation on enhancing women's roles in adapting climate change, especially extreme weather events will be submitted to relevant government departments in Jiangxi Province.
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
19,000 USD
Other, please specify
A policy recommendation to be completed and submitted (USD 4000)
Other, please specify
A policy recommendation to be completed and submitted (USD 4000)
Other, please specify
An advocacy conference to be organized among government policy makers and the media (USD 5000)
Other, please specify
Training to 100 local people (USD 3000) and A research study (USD 7000)
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
SMART
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
SDGs
Action Network
Information
Location: Jiangxi Province, China
Date of completion: 2012-10-28
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Julie Broussard, julia.broussard@unwomen.org

Documents
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