Getting Started

For Non-Specialists

Regardless of your background, if this is the first time you are using the Sourcebook, you will want to at least skim the following sections:

Non-specialists may wish to in by reviewing Section 5: Glossary, which provides definitions of terms used in the Sourcebook that may not be familiar to you. Another good starting point is Section 6, Table 1: Checklist for Gender-Sensitive CCA Proposals, which gives a helpful overview of gender elements relevant to each major section of a typical climate change adaptation proposal. You may then wish to read Section 4: Key Assumptions for Gender Mainstreaming in CCA Proposal Preparation.

Sections 7, 8 and 9 are the heart of the Sourcebook. Section 7: Sectoral Modules, summarizes key gender analysis topics for climate-relevant sectors and recommends entry points and indicators. The sector modules covered are agriculture; forestry/watershed management; biodiversity conservation; coastal water resources and fisheries; water, sanitation and hygiene; health; energy; transport; and urban programs.

Section 8: Case Studies of Sectoral Projects using Gender Best Practices presents concise case studies of gender mainstreaming for each of the priority sectors from Section 7.

Section 9: Illustrative TORs for Gender and Climate Specialists gives non-specialist team-leaders examples of how to describe the roles of team members responsible for preparing gender components.

Section 11: Key Institutions provides information on institutions that may be able to assist you in your work.

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