Training on Gender Transformative Climate Change Adaptation

Program Date

23 Sep 27 Sep 2024

Program Location

Hanoi, Vietnam

Program Venue

Skylark Hotel

Registration & Payment Deadline

31 Jul 2024

Program Introduction

Climate change is deemed to be one of the key challenges of our time. It is a problem for all, yet it can render some more vulnerable and others more resilient to a changing climate. Global warming can well amplify existing inequalities within populations and undermine adaptation efforts. Women and girls are particularly exposed to the consequences of extreme events owing to societal identities that shape power relations. Thereby, gender transformative climate change adaptation is essential for the achievement of sustainable development.

This training program in Hanoi, Vietnam has been exclusively designed by Risalat to help organizations see climate change adaptation via gender transformative lens. It addresses the roots of vulnerabilities and aims to bolster climate-adaptation capacity. Program content has been structured to fill knowledge and skill gaps vital for the formation of more resilient and just societies and the achievement of climate justice.

Target Audience

This program is aimed at:

  • The staff of various Ministries
  • Government Employees and Policymakers across Agriculture, Energy, and WASH sectors
  • Members of NGOs and INGOs
  • Professionals working on Climate-adaptation and Climate-change mitigation programs
  • Social Safeguards Specialists
  • Executing agencies of climate change-related programs
  • Development workers and practitioners
  • Policymakers

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this training program, its delegates will be able to:

  • Establish and analyze the linkages between gender and climate change
  • Understand climate adaptation and what role gender equality and social inclusion play in it
  • Contribute to gender-sensitive programming and activity implementation
  • Participate in the preparation of gender action plans
  • Assess the gender responsiveness of development projects and programs
  • Transfer applicable best practices of gender transformative climate change adaptation into their context

Program Contents

First Day

  • Implications of climate change
  • The impact of climate change on different groups of society
  • Linkages between climate and gender
  • Gender-related norms, barriers, and power imbalance
  • Understanding climate adaptation
  • Transformative adaptation vs gender transformative adaptation

Second Day

  • Gender adaptation nexus: Why is it important to adopt the gender-sensitive approach in climate change adaptation?
  • Key Principles of gender transformative climate change adaptation
  • Gender and climate change toolkit
  • Gender-sensitive programming; Gender sensitive participatory approach
  • Gender action plans

Third Day

  • Routes to gender transformative climate change adaptation
  • Assessing gender responsiveness of policies and programs
  • Integrating Gender into national climate change adaptation planning and Implementation
  • Gender as a cross-cutting issue in national adaptation plans
  • Enablers of change
  • Sharing the experience and best practices from selected countries

Fourth Day

The day to be dedicated to the exploration and analysis of selected case studies covering gender transformative climate adaptation efforts via different focus areas:

Fifth Day

Knowledge Exchange and Exposure

The last day of the program shall be entirely dedicated to panel discussions, presentations, and meetings with subject-matter experts involved in designing and implementing gender-transformative climate change adaptation plans and measures. Real-life situations are to be discussed and analyzed to derive best practices and identify the ways for technical implementation. Guest speakers from development organizations present best practices and lessons learned from their practices in a variety of contexts.

Program Methodology

This training builds upon modern adult-learning principles. It is centered around peer learning and group engagement. Formal presentations are supplemented by group work, several case studies, and active discussions around the most pressing topics of gender-transformative climate change adaptation.

Host Country Profile

Viet Nam is among the list of countries that are most vulnerable to climate change. This is due to the state’s long coastline and increased exposure to natural hazards. The country faces future climate change impacts that are beyond its adaptative capacity. Several sectors, socio-economic groups, and regions demonstrate particularly high levels of exposure and vulnerability. Vietnam ranks 65 out of 162 countries on the Gender Equality Index.

The country has implemented a number of policies and reforms targeting the promotion of gender equality and actions to respond to climate change. Continuous efforts to mainstream gender equality have progressively been generating tangible results, illustrated by the National Climate Change Strategy.

Despite the progress made, the low representation of women proves challenging for the formulation and implementation of gender-sensitive policies and women-led local adaptation plans. Yet, the country and actors within have accumulated substantial knowledge of the matter with valuable lessons and best practices to share.

Program Fee

Payment Options

Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (complimentary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt (complimentary)

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report