IEU Virtual Talk: Gender in Climate Change: Perspectives from WOCAN and GCF

25 March 2021

  • Event type IEU talk
  • Participation
    Open to the public
  • Date 25 March 2021
  • Location Online

IEU Virtual Talk: Gender in Climate Change: Perspectives from WOCAN and GCF

Thursday, 25 March 2021 5-6 PM KST 

Moderated by Yeonji Kim, Communications Officer, Independent Evaluation Unit.


About the event

March is Women’s History Month, and this month’s IEU Virtual Talk is dedicated to the theme of gender in climate change. Dr. Jeannette Gurung from WOCAN will make a case for jointly addressing climate and gender equality and present a methodology called the W+ Standard. Modeled on carbon standards, the W+ Standard can be used to measure, quantify, verify and report on women’s empowerment impacts, generated by carbon emissions reduction projects. Ms. Seblewongel Deneke Negussie from the GCF will serve as a discussant and speak about the GCF’s policies and tools designed to mainstream gender in climate projects.



Dr. Jeannette Gurung, Executive Director at Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN)

Jeannette has been an innovator at the nexus of gender equality and climate-related sectors for three decades, working with both public and private organizations and projects. She is the founder and Executive Director of WOCAN, a global network to support capacity building for women’s leadership and gender integration. She has expertise in certification and standards, monitoring and evaluation, training, research, gender and organizational analysis, policy advocacy and network building.



Seblewongel Deneke Negussie, Gender and Social Specialist at the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Seblewongel comes from Ethiopia and has more than 20 years of work experience with both national and international organizations and communities. She has been working towards addressing gender issues in agriculture, food security, forestry, good governance and private sector, while also working on raising awareness and programming for prevention of harmful practices, nutrition security and youth empowerment. She has led and been involved in strategy and policy developments, project/programme design, implementation and supervision works.

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