Gender and Climate Change: Namibia Case Study (Angula, Margaret HBS/HBF)

Gender analysis in disasters and risk studies provides a benchmark for understanding gender differentiated impacts of climate change. Gender analysis focuses on understanding the relationship between men and women, gender household relations, empowerment, access and control, and participation in decision-making at all levels. With regards to climate change, the rationale for differentiating impacts on men and women is the different roles, and responsibilities that the two gender play in different societies. The key issue is whether women and men are impacted by climate change differently. Because of this, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change concepts are social issues that are extremely important for policy and programme intervention. Due to the fact that climate change and gender has strong links to poverty, and that the majority of rural poor are women engaged primarily in subsistence agriculture, the research primarily examined rural communities of Namibia. Fieldwork was carried out in Epyeshona village located in northern-central Namibia and Daures Constituency in the Northwestern region.

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Created Date: 08-11-2015
Last Updated Date: 01-12-2015
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