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Gender into Urban Climate Change Initiative (GUCCI)

As of: November 2019

Objective and activities

GenderCC works with a consortium of experienced organizations in India, Indonesia, South Africa and MExico 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 12 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 09/2016 in Berlin
  • Project results were presented on a high level event on the COP 22 in Marrakesh
  • 11 stakeholder workshops were organised by the project partners, partly with urban communities from informal poverty settlements
  • The Satus Quo reports of the 6 pilot cities were published on the GenderCC website and provide an overview of the socio-economic situation, the impact of climate change and urban climate policy
  • In 08/2017, the project was presented at an international meeting of the Advisory Committee of the GAGGA initiative (Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action)
  • In 09/2017 GUCCI was presented at the Potsdam Summer School of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
  • At COP23 the project (1) organised a side event; (2) realized a press conference; (3) took part in the UNFCCC Gender Day at the Gender Market Place; (4) project partner Ndivile Mokoena was interviewed and filmed at COP23 by the IKI Programme Office:…
  • The Deutsche Welle Team Global 3000 portrayed project collaborator Ndivile Mokoena of the South African partner organisation GenderCC Southern Africa and published the recording in 03/2018 in various languages:…
  • an explanatory video on gender and climate change in urban areas, which addresses urban climate protection employees is being prepared and will be launched in spring/early summer 2018
  • as part of the SB in Bonn GenderCC presented the GAMMA methodology developed in the GUCCI project at the UNFCCC Gender Workshop on 2 May 2018
  • Presentation of the explanatory video on gender and climate in urban space on 6/7 June 2018 at the European Development Days in Brussels and at various events
  • Roundtable between employees of the partner organization AIWC and various government organizations, researchers and NGOs on gender mainstreaming and monitoring of climate protection measures in Dehli, India on 15.05.2018
  • Two stakeholder workshops in Jakarta and Massakar City, Indonesia held in June and July 2018 respectively
  • Several training sessions for communities in the pilot cities Johannesburg and Tshwane in South Africa on food safety, permaculture and renewable energy
  • Kick-Off Meeting on 18./19.10.2018 in Mexico City
  • 10/2018 participation in the 6th Stuttgart Forum for Development
  • 12/2018 several project activities at COP24 in Kattowice
  • 02/2019 international meeting of the GUCCI project in Mumbai together with project partners from Mexico, South Africa, India and Indonesia

Project data

India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa

Implementing organisation:
GenderCC - women for climate justice

Partner institution(s):
  • 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:
€ 1,969,870.32

11/2015 till 12/2020


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