Hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, together with the Asia-Pacific Adaptation Network Secretariat at UN Environment Programme, the 7th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum was held virtually on 8-12 March 2021 under the theme: Enabling Resilience for All: The Critical Decade to Scale-up Action.
Soma Dutta, member of ENERGIA Advisory Group, participated in the Forum as speaker for the session “Building community resilience by scaling up women’s access to technologies and strengthening voice and leadership”.
A gender perspective and ultimately, gender equality is key to building climate resilience. This session provided the audience with tangible and concrete experiences of the value of gender responsive measures on resilience building through access to technology and enhanced voice and leadership of women. It also showed evidence on what difference a gender perspective can make to climate resilient development and addressing the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19.