From Risks to Rights: Enhancing Environmental and Gender Equality Outcomes with Gender-responsive Development Strategies

WHERE: European Development Days 2018, Brussels, Belgium 

WHEN: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 16:00 to 17:30

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Gender equality and women’s empowerment is a prerequisite to effective conservation, climate action, and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). International agreements on biodiversity (CBD), sustainable development (Agenda 2030) and—most recently—climate change (The Paris Agreement) present new opportunities for engaging women and accelerating equitable action.

From Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) processes to biodiversity strategies and climate change gender action plans, governments, businesses, and civil society are now embracing gender-responsive solutions to address the world’s most pressing development challenges. This session will engage actors from across spheres to discuss specific approaches to more effective, equitable and resilient outcomes.


Ms. Anna-Kaisa Itkonen (Moderator) — Commission spokesperson for Climate & Energy

Ms. Lorena Aguilar — Global Senior Gender Adviser and Director, Global Programme on Governance and Rights, IUCN

Ms. Randi Davis — Director Gender Team, UNDP

Mr. Jonathan Taylor — Vice-President, EIB

Hon. Nana Akua Owusu Afriyie — Member of Parliament for Ablekuma North Constituency, Republic of Ghana

Mr. Shah Chowdhury — Youth Representative 

Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi — Head of Policy Unit and Deputy-Director, Knowledge, Policy and Finance, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and member of The Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET)