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How do gender approaches improve climate compatible development? Lessons from Peru


The Peruvian case study examined the experiences of the Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation Networks (known locally as GRIDES) in the Peruvian cities of Cajamarca and Huaraz and found that the gender approach was primarily understood and promoted as the participation of women in decision-making spaces. As a result, the gender approach was discussed during GRIDES meetings and in local development planning. Recommendations include promoting a more transformative gender approach so that women’s voices continue to be heard in spaces of power, while at the same time concerted efforts are made to reduce distinct vulnerabilities and gender gaps, thereby reorienting and strengthening development processes.

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Collections Climate Change Gender Influence and Impact Practical Action Consulting
Issue Date 2016-05
Format Case Study
Rights Holders CDKN