CCRD Products Related to Support for Gender Development

PDF, Fact Sheet, 440 KB, 2pps
ID: 060, B2
Climate Change Resilient Development 

CCRD Program(s)
: Adaptation Partnership, Climate Services,  National Adaptation Planning and Implementation

Description: This fact sheet provides an overview of USAID's CCRD project, as envisioned at the beginning of the project. CCRD activities increase the resilience of people, assets, and livelihoods to climate change impacts by integrating adaptation strategies into the broader development agenda and inducing donors, governments, and the private sector to invest in cost-effective adaptive strategies. The CCRD program focuses on three areas, providing: 1) support to USAID Bureaus and Missions through the development and dissemination of guidance, training, and capacity-building to strengthen the agency’s portfolio of adaptation projects, as well as the mainstreaming of climate concerns into other programs and projects; 2) coordination and support for activities related to U.S. Government climate change programs, including the Adaptation Partnership and Partnership Workshops programs; and 3) technical leadership in emerging areas of climate vulnerability and adaptation that need further innovation, including glaciers and mountains, climate services, and climate-resilient long-term planning.

Related Topics
: Extreme weather events, glacial events, precipitation changes, sea level rise, temperature changes, agriculture, coastal, health, infrastructure, water

PDF, Technical Report, 2.7 MB, 74pps
ID: 020
PDF, Technical Report, 4.4 MB, 62 pps
Gender and Climate Change in Agrarian Settings
October 2013

CCRD Program(s): Support for Gender Development

Description: This report presents case studies from three rural, sub-Saharan villages in the countries of Ghana, Mali, and Malawi. The case studies examine the role of gender in climate change adaptation, offering extensive empirical evidence that climate adaptation research needs to move beyond binary gender analysis. To develop a complete understanding of the impacts of climate change, and to explain why and how adaptation measures succeed or fail, researchers need to apply methods that explore the intersection of gender, livelihoods, strategies, and vulnerability. The report’s appendix contains a literature review of feminist scholarship on agriculture and rural development in the Global South.

Related Topics: Precipitation changes, Africa, agriculture

Piloting Intersectional Gender Assessments in Malawi: Challenges and Lessons Learned
September 2015

CCRD Program(s): Gender, Climate-resilient Development Framework

Description: A broad literature on vulnerability and adaptation has made the case for gender analyses as a fundamental component of both designing programs and projects aimed at addressing the effects of climate change and assessing their impacts. These lessons are apparent in the guidance documents of various donors, including USAID.1 While the guidance of these and other documents compel both donors and implementing partners to consider the effect of gender considerations on program and project outcomes, there is less guidance on how such considerations are to be identified.

Related Topics: Adaptive practice/behavior, empirical evidence, gender