CCC stresses value of gender-responsive climate actions, conducts Gender and Development agenda workshop

May 30, 2023 Tuesday

MANILA, 30 May 2023 — The Climate Change Commission (CCC) emphasized the importance of gender-responsive climate policies and programs  through a Gender and Development (GAD) Agenda Workshop, which will serve as the agency’s roadmap in setting its gender-responsive climate initiatives.

As part of its commitment to mainstream gender in climate action, the CCC conducted a series of workshops from February to May of this year for the members of its GAD Focal Point System (GFPS).

In her welcome remarks, Commissioner Rachel Anne S. Herrera, CCC GFPS Chairperson, emphasized the importance of gender-responsive climate policies and programs.

The importance of gender-responsive policies and programs cannot be overstated. We need to ensure that our policies and programs are designed with a gender lens, promoting equality, and empowering women and other marginalized genders. We need to recognize and address the unique challenges faced by different genders in our society, especially when these are results of climate change issues,” Commissioner Herrera stressed.

During the first leg of the workshop held in February, the GFPS members were introduced to fundamental GAD concepts, with emphasis on the use of the Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) tool which measures the extent of the gender mainstreaming efforts of the Commission.

The second leg held this month focused on the integration of gender concerns into the design and subsequent implementation of CCC programs and projects using the Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) Design, and the Program and Project Implementation, Management and Monitoring and Evaluation (PIMME) Checklists, respectively.

The remaining days of the workshop were solely dedicated to the development of the CCC GAD Agenda.

“The CCC shall continue these capacity development programs in order for us to effectively integrate gender considerations throughout the planning, financing, and implementation stages of policies and programs that will strengthen women’s capacity to protect and nurture the well-being of their respective communities from the impacts of climate change,” CCC Vice Chairperson and Executive Director Robert E.A. Borje emphasized.

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