Supporting UNCCD Parties to embrace gender equality and women’s empowerment as a guiding principle in LDN projects

ARE Boyer | IUCN
Publicado: 16 Agosto 2019
Última edición: 16 Agosto 2019
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In 2018 and 2019, IUCN with UN Women and the UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) facilitated gender mainstreaming workshops in the Caribbean, the Philippines and Zambia to support development of gender-responsive Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) projects. These workshops, as part of the "Anchoring agreements on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Rio Conventions" project, aimed to meet the specific needs of Parties toward meeting implementation of the UNCCD Gender Action Plan and national LDN targets. The workshops utilised a unique, participatory methodology, bringing together stakeholders from national and local governments, CSOs, women's groups, and more, to gain a better understanding of gender considerations in LDN specifically, and in the project cycle in general. These workshops complemented a help desk mechanism that provided tailored feedback to nine LDN project proposals made to major funding mechanisms. 


El Caribe
Sudeste Asiático
África Oriente y África del Sur
Escala de aplicación
Fragmentación del hábitat y degradación
Gestión de tierras
Incorporación de la perspectiva de género
Marco legal y normativo
Land degradation
Falta de capacidad técnica
Objectivos de Desarrollo Sostenible
ODS 5 - Igualidad de género
ODS 15 - Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
Metas de Aichi
Meta 14: Los servicios ecosistemicos


Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia | Philippines, Saint Lucia

Impactos positivos

  • Stregthened the capacity of 143 stakeholders (85 women and 58 men) on gender considerations in LDN projects, which enhanced gender integration in project concept notes and in UNCCD matters. 
  • Through the help desk mechanism, IUCN and UN Women supported integrating gender into nine project proposals, totaling over USD 45 million in requested funding to major financial mechanisms. 
  • The lessons learned from the workshops informed development of a gender and LDN manual and policy brief by UNCCD and UN Women that will support initiatives by Parties to UNCCD. 

Contribuido por

Jackie Siles