Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are at the heart of the Paris Agreement and embodies efforts by each country to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. In September 2015, Ghana committed to a set of 31 adaptation and mitigation actions and ratified the Paris Agreement in 2016. As part of the NDC implementation planning process, an in-depth gender analysis was conducted to better understand the gender differentiated impacts of climate change within two of Ghana’s key NDC sectors: energy and agriculture.

The gender analysis reviewed the extent to which gender equality and women’s empowerment considerations have been incorporated in Ghana’s climate change and sectoral policies in the energy and agriculture sectors. It also set out to identify locus of inequalities so that targeted support for addressing these gender gaps can be provided. The recommendations of the gender analysis provide an important baseline for Ghana’s gender work under the implementation of its NDC, while also informing other development and climate policies.