How women build resilience: Inclusion of gender in understanding and adapting to Myanmar’s climate change impacts
Climate change often impacts the lives of women and men differently due to existing inequalities and gender-based roles and responsibilities. Understanding those differences can help to inform how we plan for adaptation and how we build resilience. In Myanmar, women on average have lower levels of educational attainment, less land ownership, and lower participation in formal employment. This case study looks at the importance of gender in climate change adaptation efforts and shares the process and lessons learned from Myanmar Climate Change Alliance’s (MCCA) integration of gender considerations into Myanmar policies and actions to address climate change.