Achieving the goals of sustained poverty reduction, nutritional security, and elimination of hunger requires careful consideration of cross-cutting issues such as climate resilience, gender, and nutrition. However, integrating these complex and nuanced cross-cutting issues into development programming remains a challenge. IFPRI’s Gender, Climate Change, and Nutrition Integration Initiative (GCAN) is supporting the Bureau for Food Security at USAID to integrate climate-resilience, gender and nutrition considerations into US development programming as part of the Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS).
As part of this effort, GCAN has developed a conceptual framework that highlights linkages, synergies, and trade-offs between these various themes to serve as a frame for 1) synthesizing evidence within a given context 2) communicating key issues with decision-makers, and 3) implementing climate, nutrition, and gender-sensitive programs.
On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, IFPRI hosted a webinar presentation of the GCAN framework and a discussion of its potential to support development programming. The webinar also featured the perspective of an implementing partner, Mercy Corps, who shared their approaches and tools for integrating gender and resilience into their programming.
Moffatt Ngugi (USAID) and Claudia Ringler (IFPRI)
The Gender, Climate Change and Nutrition Integration Initiative (GCAN): A Framework for Analysis and Programming
Elizabeth Bryan (IFPRI)
Tools and Approaches for Building Resilience through the Integration of Gender and Empowerment
Audrey Anderson (Mercy Corps)
Q&A with Audience
Materials on the framework are below:
Bryan et al. 2017. Conceptual Framework: Gender, Climate Change, and Nutrition Integration Initiative. Policy Note 7. Washington, D.C.: IFPRI.
Bryan et al. 2017. Gender-sensitive, climate-smart agriculture for improved nutrition in Africa south of the Sahara. In A thriving agricultural sector in a changing climate: Meeting Malabo Declaration goals through climate-smart agriculture, eds. A. De Pinto and J.M. Ulimwengu. Chapter 9, pp. 114-135. Washington, D.C.: IFPRI.