Climate change adaptation in Asia and the Pacific: is gender relevant?

Symposium

Speaker

Dr Jayne Curnow, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research; Mark Howden, ANU Climate Change Institute; Professor Margaret Jolly, ANU Gender Institute; plus many more.

Venue

Auditorium, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU

Date

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019 - 09:00 to 16:30
Is gender a consideration for your program, project or research?   Now is the time to reflect on this.  
 
Women are often portrayed as more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in Asia and the Pacific, with less information available about how to respond and adapt. Some adaptation options may put a disproportionate burden on women, particularly in agriculture.
 
This symposium will discuss and showcase the role, influence and impact of gender on climate change adaptation, using a combination of presentations, performances, videos, artworks and audience Q&A sessions.
 
The event is highly recommended for anyone working on programs, projects or research in Asia and the Pacific, including policymakers, practitioners, students, researchers, NGOs, the diplomatic community, consultants and members of Pacific and Asian communities who are at the forefront of adapting to our changing climate. 
 
Participants will explore indigenous ways of being, knowing and doing with reference to climate adaptation in Asia and the Pacific, examine the roles of women in adaptation actions and evaluate the role of gender in resilience and adaptation research.
 
Ultimately the symposium aims to take the first steps towards developing a research agenda on gender and climate change in Asia and the Pacific.
 
The event is supported by ANU Climate Change Institute, ANU Gender Institute and ANU Pacific Institute. To view full and up to date program, pleave visit the Eventbrite page. 
 
 
 
 

 

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