This document is an initiative of the Global Support Programme for National Communications and Biennial Update Reports (in short, GSP), funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and jointly implemented by UNDP and UNEP The primary objective of the GSP is to provide technical and financial support to developing parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in preparing their National Communications (NCs) and Biennial Update Reports (BURs).

Among other areas of work, the GSP supports the integration of gender equality considerations into climate reporting, in accordance with UNFCCC’s guidance and GEF’s gender policy and action plan In December 2017, GSP started a pilot initiative by providing a combination of regional and national support to six countries on gender and climate change, in order to enhance understanding of the interconnection of the two issues and to build the institutional capacity in this regard Such start coincided with the adoption of the UNFCCC Gender Action Plan by COP 23, which served to GSP as a conceptual framework going forward.

The report summarizes experiences and lessons learnt generated from December 2017, when the first regional kick off meeting was held, to February 2020 when the third (and final) regional dialogue was organized.