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Climate change adaptation in Asia and the Pacific – Is gender relevant?

23 April 2019

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 is an opportunity to explore the role, influence and impact of gender on climate change adaptation, using a combination of presentations, performances, videos, artworks and audience Q&A sessions. 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.

The event is supported by ANU Climate Change Institute, ANU Gender Institute and ANU Pacific Institute.

The forum features board members from the Pacific Institute: Rachel England, Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU; Dr Siobhan McDonnell, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU; Dr Rebecca Monson, ANU College of Law; and Dr George Carter, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU.

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.

For registrations and full program, visit the event website.

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