Government hosts Climate Change Adaptation and Gender Mainstreaming Dialogue in Pretoria, 8 to 9 Mar

Dialogue on mainstreaming gender in climate solutions

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) and The South Africa National Biodiversity Institute’s (SANBI) will host a Climate Change Adaptation and Gender Mainstreaming Dialogue on 8 – 9 March 2023, in Pretoria, Gauteng. The Dialogue takes place under the theme: Women Adapting to Climate Change.

The two-day event aims to deep dive into South Africa’s response to climate change, with a gendered lens, acknowledging that women and girls are impacted by climate change in very particular ways, exacerbating existing inequalities. The Dialogue takes place on the premise that women and girls are at increased risk with the phenomenon of climate change, impacting on them enjoying their human rights.

The National Dialogue will bring together representatives from international, regional, national and local government and non-governmental institutions and organisations to participate in sharing their experience and expertise on gender as it intersects with climate change.

The event coincides with International Women’s Day, 8 March 2023, which is being observed under the theme: DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for gender equality.

Source: Government of South Africa