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March newsletter: Gender and economic angles on climate change from CDKN

CDKN supports research for better policies to support women’s adaptation to climate change 
In India, CDKN is supporting research which highlights the gender differentiated impacts of climate change and the roles women can play in vital adaptation solutions.  By supporting evidence-based policy research in the Indian non-governmental and scientific community, this project aims to influence at least four State-level governments in India to mainstream gender and inclusiveness in their draft State-level Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCCs). For more information, click here.

Follow Lord Nicholas Stern as he engages Latin American leaders on the economics of climate change
Lord Nicholas Stern, author of the Stern Review: the Economics of Climate Change (2006), will lead a series of events in Ecuador in late March, in partnership with Ecuador’s Ministry of the Environment, the British Embassy–Ecuador, CDKN and Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA). On 29 March he will host a workshop in Quito on, ‘The value of action: sustainable development with a climate change vision’, which will be livestreamed from the CDKN website. Watch the event on and participate in the debate on:
Twitter: @UkinEcuador (Hashtag: #sternecuador)
Facebook:@ UkinEcuador

Lord Stern’s week-long visit to Ecuador kicks off with a visit to the Galapagos Islands where he will take part in various debates covering the vulnerability of this unique nature sanctuary. For more information on his trip, visit on  or click here.

Join our debates on climate change and poverty reduction in Latin America
On 22nd March, CDKN partners SPDA, GRADE and IIED will co-host an event on ‘Climate change and poverty reduction in Latin America’ in Lima, Peru. Dr. Simon Anderson, Head of the IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development) Climate Change Group and author of the CDKN briefing of the same title will present the latest thinking on linkages between poverty and climate change, and a panel of speakers will respond from a Latin American perspective.

This seminar will also be livestreamed on and you can participate in the debate on:
Twitter: @cdkn_lac (Hashtag: #CCypobreza)

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Preparing for disasters to come
Zafar Iqbal Qadir, Chairman of the Government of Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), explains how the NDMA’s policy has undergone a paradigm shift from reactive to a proactive coordinated strategy between the country’s provincial governments.
Scaling the heights to raise awareness of climate compatible development
Legendary Mountaineer Apa Sherpa, who holds the world record of climbing Mount Everest the maximum number of time (21), together with climate campaigner Mountaineer Dawa Steven will be leading a four month trek along the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal, in order to raise awareness of climate compatible development in this highly vulnerable region.
Gender and climate change: making the connections
Georgina Aboud, at BRIDGE, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), discusses the gender dimensions of climate change and the cutting-edge tools for more gender-aware approaches, policies and processes.
Changing climate, changing disasters: pathways to integration
Patricia Curmi of the Strengthening Climate Resilience Forum introduces a new guide focussing on different routes to integration of the climate adaptation, development and disaster risk management sectors.

CDKN’s newest oppportunities

Call for expressions of interest for an online communications partner
CDKN is looking to establish a close partnership with an experienced firm that can support it in taking its online communication efforts forward, as part of wider strategy that also includes media and public affairs work, print products, and other communication approaches. The firm will be asked to provide a range of services relating to the generation and dissemination of online content. For more information on this opportunity, click here.

CDKN Africa is hiring: Technical Programme Director
CDKN is recruiting for a Technical Programme Director in its Africa office. The programme is hosted by SouthSouthNorth, based in Cape Town, South Africa. The successful applicant will be responsible for leading on engagement with governments, maintaining high level relationships and will be responsible for project conception, scoping, technical direction, quality assurance and ensuring a cohesive project portfolio.
The deadline for applications is 13 April 2012. Follow this link for more details on how to apply.

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