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UN supports efforts to mainstream gender into National Climate Actions

patricia espinosa

UN Climate Change has significantly boosted support efforts around the nexus of gender and climate change in two series of virtual workshops conducted in the second half of 2020. Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UNFCCC This targeted support concerns strengthening the skills of National Gender Climate Change Focal Points on the one hand, and integrating gender into national climate ...

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AfDB, partners agree to strengthen commitment to gender equality

Vanessa Moungar

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and partners have agreed to strengthen their commitment to gender equality. AfDB Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society, Vanessa Moungar The agreement is on the theme: “Development Banks as Actors for Change towards Gender Equality.” AfDB Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society, Vanessa Moungar, joined high-level representatives from global financial institutions and UN ...

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Engaging local women in community projects vital – Akosa

Women and Climate Finance

The Executive Director for Centre for 21st Century Issues, Titilope Akosa, has harped on the importance of engaging local women in communities especially on executing projects. Titilope Akosa, the Executive Director of Centre for 21st Century Issues, speaking during the climate finance workshop for women Akosa made this known while speaking at a global forum on Climate Chance #RaceToZero dialogue. ...

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AGRA moves to address gender inequality challenges in agriculture

Agnes Kalibata

At a webinar held on October 22, 2020 at the instance of the Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA), the organisation sought to enhance partnership in addressing gender inequality challenges in the agricultural space. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA The Roundtable, which held to coincide with the administrative handover of the VALUE4HERConnect platform, was aimed to communicate AGRA’s blueprint ...

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CSOs urge women to continue fight against climate change, COVID-19

Facemask Production Training

Two civil society organisations (CSOs), Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria (CSDevNet) and Solidaridad West Africa, have urged women to continue the fight against climate change and COVID-19. Women and girls during a face mask training session in Dukpa Community in Gwagwalada, Abuja Mr Abu Stephen, Stakeholder Engagement Specialist, CSDevNet, said this in a statement issued in Abuja on ...

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Groups address barriers restricting women’s access to climate finance

Centre for 21st Century Issues

Women’s limited or lack of capacity to engage climate finance and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) processes were among numerous issues addressed at a series of sessions held recently in Lagos and Rivers states. L-R: Executive Director, Centre for 21st Century Issues, Ms. Titi Akosa; Director, Department of Climate Change & Environmental Planning, Lagos State Ministry of the Environment & ...

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Centre calls for total elimination of discrimination against girl child

Girl child

The Centre for Media Advocacy for Mother and Child (CAMAC) has called on all stakeholders to collectively work towards ending all forms of discrimination against the girl child in the country. The girl child: Increased female participation in science is key to tackling major global challenges such as climate change The Executive Director of CAMAC, Alex Uangbaoje, made the call ...

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UN Women, UNDP inaugurate COVID-19 global gender response tracker


The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Women (UN Women) have partnered to inaugurate a COVID-19 global gender response tracker. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women “The aim of the tracker is to provide unique data about what governments are doing to support women in their COVID-19 responses,” says the agencies. The Gender Tracker, which also analyses gender ...

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SDGs: Group seeks women participation in governance

Women Assembly in Quito

A group, Foundation for Gender Equality and Good Governance (GEGG), has advocated for active participation of women in governance to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants at a Women Assembly Mrs Esther Ereoye, the group’s Chief Executive Officer, made the advocacy during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State on Friday, ...

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UNDP, EU want strong legislation to end rape, violence against women

Edward Kallon

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU) on Thursday, August 6, 2020 called for strong legislation to help end the rising rape cases and violence against women in the country. Mr. Edward Kallon, the UNDP Resident Representative to Nigeria They made the call at a Virtual Roundtable Conference with traditional and religious leaders on “Eliminating Gender Based ...

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