Gender equality and climate compatible development inception workshop

17 April 2015

Practical Action Consulting has teamed up with the Institute of Development Studies and three PAC offices in Latin America, Eastern Africa and Southern Asia to undertake the CDKN project Gender Equality and Climate Compatible Development – Drivers and challenges to people’s empowerment.

The objective of the project is to manage the production and dissemination of high quality evidence on gender-sensitive approaches to climate compatible development (CCD).

PAC Eastern Africa last week hosted the first inception workshop in Nairobi. The workshop was the first in a series of three such workshops to be held in Kenya, India and Peru. The project will involve conducting research on three case studies identified by Practical Action. The Kenyan case is drawn from an urban WASH project - Peoples’ Plans into Practice Productive & Liveable Settlements in Kisumu. Participants of the workshop were drawn from the Kisumu project team, implementing partners and other national stakeholders.

During the workshop, the participants discussed the research framework and gave useful inputs for the development of research questions.

“We had quite a lively discussion on gender and climate change in an urban context. We came to appreciate the fact that gender and climate change has not been much talked about in the development scene and therefore it would be quite an interesting topic,” says Jechoniah Kitala who was one of the facilitators of the workshop.

It is expected that the research project will generate useful evidence that will be used for gender and CCD advocacy at local, national and international level. The final report will be launched at the ODI offices in January 2016.

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