Since 2018, the NAP Global Network has worked with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development in Côte d’Ivoire to support the integration of gender considerations in the country’s NAP process. We helped the country implement the recommendations of a gender analysis conducted in 2018.
Our program focused on three objectives: supporting effective gender mainstreaming in the NAP process and strengthening scientific studies; building the capacities of key actors on the linkages between climate adaptation and gender equality; and improving governance, disseminating information, and strengthening communication at the national level between gender and climate experts.
The new phase of this program was launched in October 2022. Its goal is to advance mainstreaming gender considerations in the NAP process as it moves from planning to implementation.
- Gender participatory writeshop: Supported the government in organizing a participatory writeshop on the integration of gender considerations into the forthcoming NAP document.
- Training Manual: Provided support to develop a training manual on gender and climate change to be used by gender focal points.
- Series of interviews on How Côte d’Ivoire Is Accelerating Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Action: Published a series of interviews with Côte d’Ivoire's key decision-makers about the country's efforts for developing a gender-responsive NAP. Working with national gender advisors | Building the capacities of national actors | Collaboration between the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Women
- Infographics on Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Action in Côte d’Ivoire: Highlighted the key milestones of the country's progress in integrating gender into climate action.
- National Dialogue on Linking Gender and Climate Change: Supported the launch of a partnership among sector ministries, civil society organizations, and non-governmental organizations with the aim of improving the systematic integration of climate change and gender equality into the country’s development planning.
- MoU between the Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development and the Minister of Women, Family and Children: Supported the co-production of a briefing note to support a better coordination between the two ministers. As a result of this note, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the two ministers in June 2021 to ensure continuous collaboration in areas such as data and information sharing, monitoring and evaluation, and fundraising, in order to address the links between gender and climate change in development policies, strategies, and programs.
- Methodological Guides: Elaborated to promote the use of a standardized approach to assessing the vulnerability of priority sectors with respect to climate change, while taking gender equality into account and the revision of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
- National Climate Change and Gender Strategy: Developed in collaboration with the UNDP to inform the revision of the NDC and all activities on climate change going forward to ensure the integration of gender consideration.
- Capacity-Building Plan: Developed for national actors in order to strengthen the linkages between climate change adaptation and gender issues.
- National Gender and Climate Change Platform: Launched by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development to foster collaboration among relevant stakeholders.
- Gender analysis report: Presented opportunities to consider gender in adaptation planning and provided recommendations on how to use a gender-responsive approach to NAP processes. Report available in French only.
- Conducting Gender Analysis to Inform NAP Processes | Reflections from six African countries: Provided an overview of the lessons learned and common themes after conducting gender analyses with six country governments in Africa, including Côte d’Ivoire. Used to inform the country's NAP processes.
- National Commission to Combat Climate Change: Draft decree developed for the establishment of a commission to strengthen national institutional arrangements on climate change.
- NAP Readiness proposal: Submitted and approved by the Green Climate Fund.