Briefing note: Gender and social inclusion

This brief explains the relevance of gender equality and social inclusion to SCALA, outlines proposed interventions to address this topic in the SCALA country work plans and summarizes useful resources as well as support available from the global team. Addressing the gender equality and social inclusion (GSI) gap in NDCs and NAPs calls for inclusive, whole-of-government  climate  action  in  land-use  and  agriculture. The SCALA programme is expected to contribute to gender equality and social inclusion by identifying and reducing barriers to participation in decision making (either directly or through representatives) specifically in the areas of technical assessments of adaptation and mitigation actions; inter-ministerial coordination to integrate land-use and agriculture priorities into national plans, budgets and monitoring systems; and in the implementation of climate actions via partnerships with the private sector.