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Launch of Pacific Gender and Climate Change Toolkit (Energy Perspective)

23 October 2013

The launch of Pacific Gender and Climate Change Toolkit and the Toolkit to Mainstream Gender into Energy and Climate Change Community based Adaptation Projects in the Pacific took place in Rarotonga and is now open for review for the next 4 weeks:

The SPC Energy Programme is currently implementing the project "Gender in Adaptation and Low Carbon Development - International Initiative for Climate Change Initiative (ICI) project. The "Toolkit to Mainstream Gender into Energy, & Climate Change Community Based Adaptation Projects in the Pacific" is one of the project initiatives:

"We are happy to have an opportunity to launch it at the 12th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women and Ministerial Meeting. Module 3 of the toolkit focused specifically on tools and practical case studies from the region in the integration of gender into energy programmes. Energy is a key ingredient in all productive, subsistence and leisure activity. Both male and female members of society are equal stakeholders in benefiting from energy use. However, all too often women and men do not benefit equally from access to energy. The same energy service may indeed impact on men and women differently, with different social and economic outcomes. This Toolkit has been developed to assist those implementing Energy Projects in the Pacific islands region to mainstream commitments for Gender Equality in their programmes," said Kuini Rabo the assistant Energy Officer - Energy Programme at SPC whose work is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

She also works in partnership with the GenderCC - Women for Climate Justice Network.

The response has already been positive: "At the end of the side event we received a lot of interests from the French Territories (Wallis and Futana), Palau & New Caledonia on the possibility of training for energy efficiency and more information of the energy efficient stoves.

This all demonstrates that women are keen and take interest in energy sectors looking at low carbon development technologies such as the energy efficient stoves to help them in their families' livelihoods

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Source: Ulamila Kurai Wragg
When: 26/10/2013

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