Inclusive climate action in Nigeria (004)

Inclusive Climate Action in Nigeria

Context:

The National Adaptation Strategy and Plan of Action for Climate Change in Nigeria (NASPA CCN) aims to support the country in adapting to the impacts of climate change across all sectors. “Gender, Environment and Climate Change,” of the National Gender Policy establishes several objectives, targets, and strategies, including the involvement of women in decision-making in environment/climate change sector, improving women’s access to information and communication strategies on climate change resilience; and building the capacity of women and vulnerable groups in the appropriate use of the eco-system including green farming.

Goal: The CAA initiative will build on efforts in the country to engage relevant sub-national government bodies, CSOs, groups, and networks focused on strengthening the gender-responsiveness of Nigeria’s climate solutions and the participation of women and other vulnerable groups in climate change decision-making. The deployment aligns with the objectives and priority areas under UNFCCC’s Gender Action Plan, particularly Priority A on capacity building, Priority B on women’s leadership and participation and gender balance, and Priority D on gender-responsive implementation and means of implementation. 

This technical assistance deployment will contribute to:

i.) the enhanced implementation of gender-responsive climate change actions and

ii.) the meaningful participation of women and vulnerable groups in climate change processes and leadership at sub-national levels in Nigeria.

Specifically, with the Canadian global consulting firm Baastel, the deployment will support the implementation of the National Action Plan on Gender and Climate Change for Nigeria (NAPGCC) which was developed by the Federal Ministry of the Environment with the support of the Women Environmental Programme (WEP). The Action Plan provides guidelines on how government ministries, departments, and agencies of government at the national and sub-national levels and the private sector should incorporate gender and climate change issues in their work including considering the needs of women and vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities. Priority areas under the Plan include agriculture and water management