This week Kulima is providing inputs to the Climate Change Adaptation and Gender Mainstreaming Dialogue in South Africa. The event is hosted by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment and South African National Biodiversity Institute, in partnership with the Department of Women, Youth and People with Disabilities and coincides with International Women’s Day on 8th March.

The purpose of dialogue is to bring together multiple stakeholders on the gender and climate change nexus through a platform that enables engagement, learning and capacity building. Recognising different levels of experience and therefore starting points with these issues, the dialogue will raise awareness of why gender mainstreaming is important, as well as highlighting good practices and strengthening networks and partnerships. Dr Katharine Vincent will provide inputs to the framing session, reflecting particularly on the state of knowledge on gender and adaptation from the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (Working Group II).