Understanding Gender in Community Based Adaptation: Practitioner Brief 3

Sub-Saharan Africa
Sectors and Themes
Disaster Risk Reduction
Rural Development
Expertise Level
Resource Type
Guidance and Frameworks
Developer or Source
CARE Climate Change Information Centre

This practitioner's brief unpacks the why, where and how gender analysis fits into the community-based adaptation (CBA) process, providing a rationale for its importance and pointing to key resources such as more comprehensive gender analysis tools. The outline and scope integrating gender is simplified into three entry points; a standalone gender analysis, integrating gender into participatory climate vulnerability analysis, and integrating gender into adaptive management, reflection, monitoring and evaluation. In four steps, the process of a gender analysis is explained with practical considerations to ensure an appropriate approach within the cultural context of the user and clear examples such as sample guiding questions and tables for organizing and presenting analysis findings. These steps are identifying the purpose and questions, choosing the tools, collecting the information, and an analysis of strategic gender issues to inform the CBA process. This brief will be of value for project or program teams, local and national government staff, and civil society practitioners across a wide range of programmes and sectors.

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