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Gender into Urban Climate Change Initiative (GUCCI)

As of: April 2018

Objective and activities

GenderCC works with a consortium of experienced organizations in India, Indonesia and South Africa to integrate social and gender issues into urban climate policy. Activities include capacity building for national organizations; training of 'gender and climate change promoters' in the pilot cities; development and application of a method to assess and monitor cities' policies for gender-sensitivity, inclusiveness, social and environmental impacts; identify key actions for urban low-carbon and sustainable development; prepare outreach and advocacy strategies addressing local governments; implement pilot actions and campaigns, and develop training materials and an e-learning course. Partners are involved in an intensive joint working and learning process including evaluation and dissemination. In six pilot cities, local capacities are built to increase women's participation and introduce concrete recommendations for gender responsive strategies into urban policy.

State of implementation/results

  • Workshops with local women organisations took place in all three project countries.
  • A new project tool 'Gender Assessment and Methodology of Adaptation and Mitigation' (GAMMA) was developed and approved.
  • The experiences in establishing local based climate concepts were discussed together with representatives from the city of Potsdam/Germany during the environmental festival in September 2016 in Berlin.
  • Project results were presented on a high level event on the COP 22 in Marrakesh.

Project data

India, Indonesia, South Africa

Implementing organisation:
GenderCC - women for climate justice

Partner institution:
  • Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) - South Africa
  • Aksi! for gender, social and ecological justice - Indonesia,All India Women's Conference (AIWC) - India,GenderCC - South Africa,Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) - South Africa,Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) - India

BMU grant:
€ 1,969,943.32

11/2015 till 10/2018


Fact sheet:
Bringing climate and gender justice together where it makes a difference (PDF, 446 KB)

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