Promoting gender equality in responses to climate change: The case of Kenya

Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe (2011). Promoting gender equality in responses to climate change: The case of Kenya (Discussion Paper 5). Bonn, Deutschland: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

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The paper discusses how Kenyan policies and organisations address gender equality in climate change-related responses. The political support for gender issues is reflected in presidential directives on various actions for achieving gender equality such as the establishment of gender desk officers and ensuring 30 per cent female representation in government. Despite the well-advanced gender mainstreaming policy in Kenya, few policies focus on climate change and even fewer on its inter-linkages with gender. At the field level, encrusted traditions, inadequately trained staff, limited financial resources, and limited awareness of the inter-linkages between gender and climate change remain major challenges to promoting gender equality in the work of government organisations. The paper thus proposes measures for addressing these challenges and strengthening gender equality in responses to climate change.

Item Type:

Report (Report)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Geography of Sustainable Development
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Sustainable Land Management
10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISBN:

978-3-88985-534-3

Series:

Discussion Paper

Publisher:

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Submitter:

Stephan Schmidt

Date Deposited:

18 May 2015 11:40

Last Modified:

31 Jan 2019 15:03

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.68351

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/68351

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