TABLE 16. Key institutions for gender and climate change expertise and resources

Institution Name Type of Institution Website (gender/ climate homepages) Topical Expertise and Resources Regional or Country Expertise and Resources
Asian Development Bank Multilateral donor http://www.adb.org/themes/gender/main

Multiple sectors

Gender and development case studies

(Multiple sectors and countries)


Sectoral gender toolkits
(Multiple sectors)


Project gender action plans
(Multiple sectors)


Multiple countries in the Asia-Pacific region

Country Gender Assessments


Gender Equality Results country overviews with case studies
(Multiple Asian countries)


AusAid Bilateral donor http://aid.dfat.gov.au/aidissues/climatechange/Pages/home.aspx(Climate change homepage)

Multiple sectors, climate change


Partnership with UNDP for a joint climate change adaptation project in India, with a strong emphasis on gender-mainstreaming


Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Bilateral donor

Multiple sectors, climate change

Gender equality and climate change: why consider gender equality when taking action on climate change?


Links to various gender analysis tools:


Project-level gender indicators (1998):


Multiple regions

CARE Development NGO http://www.careclimatechange.org/gender-empowerment Gender and women’s empowerment is one of four themes for CARE’s climate change work. Publications or videos are typically project-specific;one brief is more general:Adaptation, gender, and women’s empowerment (2010)
CGIAR:CCAFS (Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security) International agricultural research organization http://ccafs.cgiar.org/gender-and-climate-change#.Up0SPyoo7rc

Sectoral research

CGIAR institutions have different research foci;their gender and climate work is focused on key research questions, creating training guidelines for researchers and field cases.

Gender mainstreaming for climate-related research:

Training Guide for Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development

(2013) [With FAO]


Policy Brief:
Addressing gender in climate-smart smallholder agriculture

Working Paper:
Participatory gender-sensitive approaches for addressing key climate change-related research issues

Working Paper:
Investigating climate information services through a gendered lens

Multiple regions

CIFOR International agricultural research organization http://www.cifor.org/es/gender/home.html

Forestry sector

Gender and natural resources governance indicators (2013)


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammen arbeit GmbH (GIZ) Bilateral donor http://www.gender-in-german-development.net/background-climate-change.htmlhttp://www.gender-in-german-development.net/

(Gender resources home page)

Multiple sectors, climate change

Gender and climate change: gender experiences from climate-related projects (2011):


Climate change and gender: economic empowerment of women through climate change mitigation and adaptation? (2010):


Multiple regions

Gender consultants pool:


Country-Specific Gender Knowledge Platforms:


  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Pakistan
  • Cambodia
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Vietnam
ENERGIA Gender sectoral network for energy http://www.energia.org/ Informal network with an International Secretariat which is hosted by the
ETC Foundationin the Netherlands.ENERGIA publications, capacity building materials and other resources:


FAO Multilateral donor http://www.fao.org/climatechange/49379/en/

Multiple sectors, climate change

Gender mainstreaming for climate-related research:

Training Guide for Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development

(2013) (with CGIAR)


Multiple regions

Country-specific database on gender and land rights:


GEF Multilateral donor http://www.thegef.org/gef/gender

Multiple environmental sectors, climate change

Gender mainstreaming lessons learned report
(2013) with discussion of climate change programming


Mainstreaming Gender in the GEF: Good Practices in the Climate Change Adaptation Portfolio


Multiple regions

Gender Action Gender NGO http://www.genderaction.org/prg_climatechange.html

Gender watchdog NGO that monitors gender investments of the International Finance Institutions

Gender Action Link for Climate Change (overview):


Climate fund analysis documents:

Governing Climate Funds: What Will Work for Women?


Doubling the Damage: World Bank Climate Investment Funds Undermine Climate and Gender Justice


From Ignorance to Inclusion: Gender-Responsive Multilateral Adaptation Investments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region


“From Ignorance to Inclusion: Gender-Responsive Multilateral Adaptation Investments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region”

(2013) (with Heinrich Böll Foundation)

Gender and Disaster Network Gender sectoral network for disasters http://www.gdnonline.org/ Educational project for documenting and analyzing gendered experiences before, during, and after specific disasters;conducting cross-disciplinary, multi-organizational collaborative research and applied projects;foster information sharing and resource building among research and activist network members. The Gender and Disaster Network website as an international forum for discussion, networking, and information exchange.
Gender and Fisheries Network(WorldFish) Gender network The Gender and Fisheries Network, which was founded by members of the Asian Fisheries Society together with WorldFish, provides a platform for information sharing and collaborative research among scientists, development and extension workers and managers.
Gender and Water Alliance(GWA) Gender sectoral network for integrated water resources management http://genderandwater.org/en/water-sectors/climate-change-disasters Open international network focused on mainstreaming gender in integrated water management. More than 2,100 members, including 638 organizations, from over 125 countries.GWA activities and products

GWA member activities

Gender and water library

GenderCC-Women for Climate Justice Gender NGO network http://www.gendercc.net/about-gendercc.html Advocacy and information network. Online platform with information, knowledge, and networking on gender and climate change. Literature, case studies, and tools.
GERNA – Gender and Environment Research Network in Asia(Bangkok) Regional gender and environment network http://www.gdrc.org/icm/wind/gerna.html

Environmental sectors

Asia Region

Regional research network and interdisciplinary, cross-cultural information sharing forum of researchers and organizations in the field of gender and environment.

Global Gender and Climate Alliance(GGCA) Gender network http://www.gender-climate.org/index.php GGCA tracks gender-related investments by the international climate funds and plans for the new Green Fund.GGCA website collates many relevant gender and climate change publications including policy briefs, training guides, general gender and climate overviews and sectoral pieces.


Heinrich Böll Foundation Private foundation http://www.boell.org/web/141.html Tracks and analyzes gender mainstreaming actions and progress for existing and proposed international climate funds, as well as a few site-specific studies of climate change impacts on women.Making Progress toward a Gender-Sensitive Approach in the Green Climate Fund: Recommendations for the 5th Meeting of the GCF Board


Advancing Gender Balance and Gender Responsiveness in Climate Finance Bodies under the UNFCCC


Operationalizing a Gender-Sensitive Approach in the Green Climate Fund


Engendering the Climate for Change (2012)

ICIMOD International agricultural research organization http://www.icimod.org/?q=430(Gender home page)

Mountain development

Women at the frontline of climate change: gender risks and hopes—a rapid response assessment (2011) [with UNEP]


General gender mainstreaming tools:

Guidelines for a Gender Sensitive Participatory Approach (PDF, 241.09KB)

Guidelines for Gender Sensitive Programming (PDF, 137.69KB)

Guidelines for Gender Sensitive Research (PDF, 148.93KB)

Guidelines for Gender Sensitive Training (PDF, 265.8KB)

ICSF Women in Fisheries Newsletter of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers http://wif.icsf.net/ The Gender and Fisheries Newsletter of ICSF,
, deals with issues that are of direct relevance to women and men of fishing communities and discusses recent research, meetings and workshops that have raised gender issues in fisheries.
IFAD Multilateral donor http://www.ifad.org/gender/regional/climate.htm

Multiple sectors

See publication link for all documents listed here:


Memory Check series for gender sectoral issues:

  • Agriculture (1999)
  • Environment and natural resources (1999)
  • Livestock (1999)
  • Rural enterprise (1999)
  • Savings and credit (1999)
  • Social and infrastructure constraints (1999)

Gender-sensitive market linkage analyses sourcebook and toolkit:

Gender and Poverty Targeting in Market Linkage Operations (2002)

Gender-focused field analyses of rural communities:

A manual for gender-focused field diagnostic studies


Multiple regions

Asia-Pacific resource materials:


Isis International Gender NGO http://www.isiswomen.org/

Multiple sectors, climate change

Gender and climate toolkit (2012)


Global and Asia Region

Feminist advocacy organisation engaged in research and analysis of the issues affecting women globally;building women’s capacity to use media and communications for advocacy, social change and women’s rights;media education.

IUCN Gender Unit of Nature Conservation Federation https://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/gender/gender_work/gender_ggca/ Advocacy and education NGO that works closely with  GGCA and others to include gender considerations in the UNFCCC framework, particularly for mitigation activities  (i.e., REDD+). Production of various analysis of the climate funds, case studies and tools, including a training manual:Training Manual on Gender and Climate Change
Pacific Gender Climate Coalition http://www.gefngo.org/formmaster.cfm?&menuid=22&action=view&orgid=785&preaction=main Climate change Pacific region Network of individuals, organizations and institutions;public education through information sharing and media literacy;advocacy on relevant regional and global climate change commitments climate change projects and research studies focusing on Pacific communities. Partners/activities in: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Micronesia, Niue, Papua New Guinea
Secretariat of the Pacific Community Regional development NGO http://www.spc.int

Multiple sectors

Pacific region

Pacific Gender and Climate Toolkit: Tools for Practitioners (2013):


Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme Regional environmental and developmentNGO http://www.sprep.org/about-us

Multiple sectors

Pacific region

Climate and gender activities include various gender-related meetings, trainings, research and advocacy activities.

SIDA Bilateral donor http://www.sida.se/English/About-us/our-fields-of-work/Democracy-human-rights-and-equality/Our-work-towards-gender-equality/(Gender home page) Women’s Economic Empowerment Series:Quick guide to what and how: increasing women’s access to land (n.d.)


Comprehensive set of gender-sensitive environment and climate change indicators (2011):


SNV Bilateral donor http://www.snvworld.org/en/countries/mali/our-work/gender-inclusion(Gender home page)

Multiple sectors (i.e., Agriculture, Renewable Energy, WASH)

SNV Practice Brief series: Agriculture (2012)


Gender mainstreaming in value chain development: practical guidelines and tools (2011):


Multiple regions

Gender mainstreaming in agriculture, water and sanitation and renewable energy, Asia Practice Brief (2012):


Vietnam climate change adaptation project with gender mainstreaming:

UNDP Multilateral donor http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/environmentandenergy/strategic_themes/climate_change/focus_areas/gender_and_climatechange/

Multiple sectors, climate change projects and gender analyses of international funds

Resource guide on gender and climate change (2009)


Integrating Gender in Disaster Management in Small Island Developing States: A Guide (2013)


Making disaster-risk reduction gender-sensitive (2011)



Ensuring gender equity in climate change financing (2010)


Gender dimensions of the Climate Investment Fund (2011)


Gender Dimensions of the Least Developed Countries Fund and Special Climate Change Fund (2011)


Gender dimensions of the Adaptation Fund (2011)


Multiple regions

Region-specific overview of the status of gender equality progress, barriers and trends
Asia-Pacific Human Development Report 2010

A Turning Point for Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific


UNEP Multilateral donor http://www.unep.org/gender/data/Genderinpr iorityareas/ClimateChange/tabid/55110/Default.aspx

Multisectoral (Environment), Climate change

Women at the frontline of climate change: gender risks and hopes—a rapid response assessment (2011) (with ICIMOD)


Multiple Regions

Roster of gender experts (free registration)


UN Women Multilateral donor http://www.unwomen.org/en/where-we-are/asia-and-the-pacific

Multiple sectors, climate change

Listing of projects addressing women/gender issues in disaster risk reduction and climate change in the Asia Region (2013) – available from


Multiple regions

USAID Bilateral donor http://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/gender-equality-and-womens-empowerment(Gender homepage)

Multiple sectors, climate change

Fact sheet: climate change and gender


Multiple regions

WEDO Gender NGO http://www.wedo.org/category/learn/campaigns/climatechange International advocacy and training of UNFCCC policymakers;tracking of gender dimensions of various declarations and action plans arising from international summits.
Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management(WOCAN) Gender sectoral NGO for agriculture and natural resource management http://www.wocan.org/ Work areas on climate include policy advocacy, research, women’s leadership, women’s empowerment and networking. More focus on climate change mitigation than adaptation.
Women’s/ Gender Studies Network in Asia-Pacific Regional network of experts working in women’s/ gender studies departments http://www.unescobkk.org/rushsap/gender-studies/womensgender-studies-network-in-asia-pacific/

Gender-climate expertise unknown

Asia-Pacific Region

Networking, discussions and collaborative work.

World Bank Multilateral donor http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/gender

Multiple sectors

Gender sourcebooks for sectors







Gender Action Plan database (2007–2010):


Multiple regions

for country gender data:

The little data book on gender 2013


For country and thematic data:

Gender equality data and statistics


WorldFish International agricultural research organization http://www.worldfishcenter.org/our-research/research-focal-areas/gender-and-equity/research

Fisheries sector

The Wetland Alliance (2009)

Gender mainstreaming in community fisheries management

Nireka Weeratunge and Katherine Snyder (WorldFish) (2009)

Gleaner, fisher, trader, processor: understanding gendered employment in the fisheries and aquaculture sector

Nireka Weeratunge and Jharendu Pant (WorldFish) (2011)

Gender and aquaculture: sharing the benefits equitably

World Health Organization International public health organization http://www.who.int/gender/en/

Health sector

Resources on gender and health in disasters


Resources on increasing men’s and boys’participation in health activities (2007)