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Colombia workshop shares tools and methods to integrate gender approach into adaptation planning for agricultural sectors

The joint UNDP-FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme supports partner countries to identify and integrate climate adaptation measures for the agricultural sectors into relevant national planning and budgeting processes. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), through its International Climate Initiative (IKI).

19 December 2017 - A workshop was held in Bogota, Colombia, from 30 November to 1 December to begin the process of incorporating gender analysis into adaptation planning process in Colombia. The workshop was organized with the objective of identify opportunities to promote gender-responsive adaptation in the agricultural sector. 

The event was attended by 47 people representing the Ministries of Environment and Sustainable Development, Agriculture and Rural Development, agencies of the agricultural sector, research institutes, universities, international NGOs, farmer organizations, women's organizations and members of the insurance sector.

A set of methods and tools for gender analysis that were applied to concrete cases were shared by the participants. The conversation focused on finding the links between adaptation and promotion of gender equality, taking as a point of entry the country context and the existing gaps in gender mainstreaming.

To start day 1, the UNDP-FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme (NAP-Ag) team presented the context of the NAP-Ag programme including the elements and characteristics of the planning process according to the UNFCCC framework and the importance of including gender analysis in adaptation planning. Subsequently, the context of the NAP-Ag programme in Colombia was presented, followed by awareness-raising and application of methods and tools for gender analysis.

On day 2, the roadmap for the incorporation of the gender approach in the context of the NAP for the agriculture sector was presented. The roadmap includes eight steps and has been validated in the field by the FAO Gender team in Colombia.