Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Finance Projects

Publicado: 19 Junio 2020
Última edición: 06 Octubre 2020
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The African Development Bank’s Department of Gender, Women and Civil Society (AHGC) designed, in partnership with the Climate Change and Green Growth Department (PECG), the AfDB/CIF's Inclusive Climate Action Initiative.  This initiative was  implemented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in 2019. The purpose of the Initiative was to support the concrete integration of gender into future Climate Invest Fund (CIF) initiatives implemented under the supervision and support of the Bank by conducting context-specific research, developing two case studies on good practices and producing a set of knowledge resources to support the work of the African Development Bank and its staff.


África Occidental y Central
África del Norte
Escala de aplicación
Bosques tropicales de hoja perenne
Desierto caliente
Ecosistemas del desierto
Ecosistemas forestales
Incorporación de la perspectiva de género
Protected areas
renewable energy
Cosecha insostenible, incluida la sobrepesca
Falta de oportunidades de ingresos alternativos
Desempleo / pobreza
Objectivos de Desarrollo Sostenible
ODS 5 - Igualidad de género
ODS 7 - Energía asequible y no contaminante
ODS 13 - Acción por el clima
ODS 15 - Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
Enfoques para el compromiso empresarial
Indirecto a través de instituciones financieras


Akumadan, Berekum | Ouarzazate, Morocco

Impactos positivos

One of the main impacts has been  private companies finding out their advance on gender mainstream in the implementation of projects and where they still have room for improvement.  In addition, the two case studies have information about good key practices for other projects on forest and land restoration and large-scale renewable energy to consider. They provide critical learning points  for guiding gender-responsive project design, implementation and M&E—showing the importance of including gender in staffing and programming.


Link to the document cases can be found at:

Gender mainstreaming in climate change projects - The case of FORM GHANA LTD. in Ghana. (


Gender mainstreaming in climate change projects - The case of Noor Ouarzazate in Morocco. (


In addition, after the training on gender and climate change provided to the African Development Bank’s Department of Gender, Women and Civil Society (AHGC)  and the Climate Change and Green Growth Department (PECG) staff, they are better prepare to support the strengthening of gender issues into the CIF projects.  

Contribuido por

Jackie Siles