3.3 Growing demand from funders for gender-sensitive CCA proposals

Recognition of the importance of gender mainstreaming has increased for most CCA funders since the initiation of these funds, as have their expectations for how gender will be addressed in project proposals from applicants. This trend is expected to continue in the foreseeable future, particularly with the hiring of a senior gender specialist by the Climate Investment Fund Administrative Unit, the implementation of the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) gender policy, and the start-up of the Green Climate Fund, which will emphasize the gender dimensions of climate change. Increasingly, climate fund applicants who ignore or only superficially address gender will be finding that their proposals are less likely to be funded or they will be asked by funders to revisit these dimensions of their proposals.