UN Women and the NAP Global Network have come together to organize this virtual peer-to-peer learning event, with the objective of facilitating exchange of knowledge on entry points and enabling factors for gender-responsive climate action, focusing on NAPs, which are the key process for advancing adaptation under the UNFCCC. Through dialogue among government actors, we will identify opportunities and challenges for gender-responsive approaches in NAP processes, and explore key tools for mainstreaming gender. As a result of this event, the government participants will be better informed about the practical ways and approaches for gender mainstreaming and importance of gender considerations for enhancing the effectiveness and ambition of climate change adaptation action.
The peer learning event will involve three 90-minute sessions over three days on 15-17 June 2021, for government representatives from Cambodia, Viet Nam, and Bangladesh. About 5-7 representatives of the government from each of these three countries will be invited to the event. In each country, invitations will be extended to representatives of the coordinating ministry for the NAP process and to the ministry responsible for gender equality. Participants will ideally be involved in their country’s NAP process in some capacity.