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NAbSA Dialogues — Gender Perspectives in Nature-Based Solutions


June 25, 2024


Incorporating gender perspectives in nature-based solutions (NbS) ensures that the diverse needs and knowledge of all community members are considered, leading to more equitable and effective outcomes. Women often possess unique environmental knowledge and play vital roles in natural resource management, yet they frequently face barriers to participation in decision-making processes. By integrating gender perspectives, NbS can harness the strengths and insights of people from different gender, fostering inclusive strategies that enhance resilience, sustainability, and community well-being while addressing social inequalities.

Jackie Siles, IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature), Senior Gender Expert, will moderate a panel discussion, highlighting the importance of gender inclusivity in NbS projects, with panelists from Conservation and sustainable management of coastal and marine ecosystems (COSME), Regenerative seascapes for people, climate, and nature (ReSea), Feminist climate action in West Africa (ACF-AO) and Nature-based climate adaptation in the Guinean forest of West Africa. Each panelist will share how they have addressed gender inclusivity within their projects across Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as their learnings and on-the-ground experiences.

The panel will feature simultaneous French-English translation throughout the session.

This event is part of the NAbSA Dialogues series. Every last Tuesday of the month, join enriching discussions highlighting impactful nature-based solutions for climate adaptation. Discover the successes of urban and coastal ecosystems, innovative financing strategies, and the strength of community sharing within Partnering for Climate (P4C) projects and beyond. Find out more about the series and sign up for future events here.

Interested in this topic? Discover tools and recommendations on how to design and implement nature-based solutions for adaptation that advance gender equality and social inclusion in our report.


Event Details

Date: June 25, 2024 

Time: 10 – 11:30 am (EST)

Location: Online