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Thematic Areas

HEALTH PROJECTS

ICCASA Health Projects

  • Identifying ways to incorporate gender dimensions into local, national and regional agriculture and climate change policies and programs
  • Promoting a network of gender, agriculture and climate change practitioners
  • Establishing and managing regional Multistakeholder Platforms (MSP) on for practitioners of gender, climate smart agriculture and climate change. The MSP will produce an online/electronic newsletter to share information on lessons learned, best practices and new challenges.
  • Working closely with partners to design and implement gender responsive CSA programs to ensure that gender specific indicators are included during design, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Promote knowledge generation through technical assistance to provide information on expected impacts of climate change on agriculture, vulnerable locations and groups, and to identify adaptation and mitigation responses that are gender sensitive and effective. Use this information to develop a gendered CSA adaptation protocol for the region.

Water Projects

Water scarcity in Africa is predicted to reach dangerously high levels by 2025. It is estimated that about two-third of the world's population may suffer from fresh water shortage by 2025. The main causes of water scarcity in Africa are physical and economic scarcity, rapid population growth, and climate change. Water scarcity is the lack of fresh water resources to meet the standard water demand. Although Sub-Saharan Africa has a plentiful supply of rainwater; it is seasonal and unevenly distributed, leading to frequent floods and droughts. Additionally, prevalent economic development and poverty issues, compounded with rapid population growth and rural-urban migration have rendered Sub-Saharan Africa as the world's poorest and least developed region.
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Energy Projects

The global transition of energy systems to more sustainable forms of production as a means of mitigating the effects of climate change has gendered implications. Energy access has differential impacts on women and men with each gender facing differential gendered barriers including challenges in securing electricity connections and delays in connections. Therefore, gender mainstreaming in electrification will involve examining health and livelihood impacts related to construction, hiring practices, decision-making and energy needs.
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Agriculture Projects

In Africa, the agricultural sector accounts for about 15% of total GDP, however it ranges from below 3% in Botswana and South Africa to more than 50% in Chad, implying a diverse range of economic structures. Agriculture employs more than half of the total labour force and within the rural population, provides a livelihood for multitudes of small-scale producers. A smallholder farm constitutes approximately 80% of all farms and employs about 175 million people directly. In many of the African countries, women comprise at least half of the labour force.
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Infrastructure Projects

Climate change is expected to have costly consequences for infrastructure, basic services, housing, livelihoods, and well-being. The vulnerability infrastructure to extreme weather events results from dense populations and the varying resilience of the infrastructure. That vulnerability is experienced most severely by already marginalized people and the safety of women and children causes particular concern. The climate change effects on infrastructure are likely to affect women, men and children in different ways and adaptive responses are also unevenly sufficient. Therefore, adaptation through climate-resilient infrastructure planning mechanisms will be a key strategy to support gender-equitable outcomes.
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