COP23 side event: Gender responsive adaptation in smallholder agriculture: Challenges and opportunities

Event Date and time

Venue

The Crop Trust, Platz Der Vereinten Nationen 7, Bonn

The Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), a global programme of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), is the world’s largest climate change adaptation programme focused on smallholder farmers, which invests more than USD 300 million in more than 30 developing countries to increase the resilience of at least eight million smallholder farmers to climate-related shocks and stresses. ASAP captures lessons from its efforts and addresses its knowledge needs through a Learning Alliance with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). A key focus of the Alliance, in partnership with CARE International has been to generate lessons on integrating gender in adaptation projects with smallholder farmers. This event will share lessons generated, provide guidance to implementers, and set out a research and action agenda for further work in this area.

Agenda:

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome, event objectives, introduction to speakers

Alain Vidal, Senior Advisor External Engagement, CGIAR System Organization

Opening presentations

10:10 - 10:25

IFAD ASAP’s approach to delivering gender benefits from adaptation investments in smallholder agriculture

Ilaria Firmian, Environment and Climate Knowledge Officer, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

10:25 - 10:40

Lessons from review and guidance to integrate gender in adaptation investments in smallholder agriculture

Tonya Rawe, Global Policy Lead, Food and Nutrition Security, Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE)

10:40 - 10:55

Mainstreaming gender issues in smallholder adaptation efforts in Africa

Priscilla Achakpa, National Coordinator, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) Nigeria; Executive Director, Women Environmental Programme (WEP)

10:55 - 11:10

A research and action agenda for mainstreaming gender in adaptation in smallholder agriculture

Sophia Huyer, Gender and Social Inclusion Leader, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

11:10 - 11:50

Moderated Q&A with the audience

Moderator: Alain Vidal, Senior Advisor External Engagement, CGIAR System Organization

11:50 - 12:00

Final remarks and wrap up

Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, Scientist, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

This event is part of the Agriculture advantage: the case for climate action in agriculture, an initiative and collaboration effort between different organizations with the mission to transform agricultural development in the face of climate change. Click here to see the series of events at COP23.

View the full list of CCAFS events at COP23 in Bonn.