Women and Child Centric Adaptation Policy Alignment in 03 States of India

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Women and Child Centric Adaptation Policy Alignment in 03 States of India 2018-05-21T11:57:34+00:00

Project Brief

The Project on Women and Child Centric Adaptation was a project conducted in collaboration with UNICEF, Phia, Oxfam India, Thanal. GEAG and State Governments of Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Odisha. The Project revolved around government state departments, particularly those mandated to work for women and children to received consistent support in the form of converting existing ‘climate action plans into actionable work plans’. These work plans extended itself to relevant departments including health, education, nutrition, drinking water etc.

The approach chosen will focus on an assessment of selected Sectoral Department plans/schemes on mitigation and adaptation against climate change, as well as a review of their implementation and mobilization of stakeholders for climate change action at State level. The initial mapping, review and consultations will reveal the level to which existing plans integrate and enhance existing State Action Plans on Climate Change or SAPCC recommendations, with particular considerations on how they assess and respond to child vulnerability and respective needs. Based on this initial analysis, capacity building interventions will focus on mainstreaming children’s and women’s climate resilience into state-level development policies and plans.

Project Partners

Knowledge Products

Defying Climate Change: Putting Women and Children First - Innovative Resilient Practices from India

Defying Climate Change, a new report by Climate Action Network South Asia & UNICEF India introduces innovative and successful community based adaptation projects being led by NGO’s in India that are helping build climate resilience of the most vulnerable, especially children and women.

The nine community based adaptation projects and practices featured in ‘Defying Climate Change’ demonstrate the importance of locally appropriate solutions, community ownership and multi-stakeholder partnerships in building resilience of the most vulnerable communities and can be used as models to develop and promote children and women centered adaptation and disaster risk reduction best practices on a national scale.

‘Defying Climate Change’ is the theme of a partnership between UNICEF India’s Disaster Risk Reduction Section and Climate Action Network South Asia’s members Thanal, Oxfam India, Gorakhpur Environmental Action group and PHIA to assist policy makers and practitioners in Kerala, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh states of India to convert existing climate action plans into actionable work plans for relevant departments with focus on WASH, Nutrition and Education.

Download the full report here.

Training Module for Programme on Developing Climate Finance Proposals to Build Children & Women Resilience to Climate Impacts

Climate Finance: Proposal Manual Writing Workshop

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Uttar Pradesh State Action Plan on Climate Change: A Review from the Perspective of Women and Children

Uttar Pradesh State Action Plan on Climate Change: A Review from the Perspective of Women and Children

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Climate Resilient Kerala: Stakeholder Recommendations for Kerala State Action Plan on Climate Change

Climate Resilient Kerala: Stakeholder Recommendations for Kerala State Action Plan on Climate Change

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A Review of Odisha State Action Plan on Climate Change

A Review of Odisha State Action Plan on Climate Change

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WASH Capacity Building for State: Water, Women and Child, Rural & Urban Development and Health Department Officials

Climate Resilient: WASH Planning Module

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Manual for Climate-Resilient Integrated Planning to Enhance Nutrition for Children in States of India

Climate Resilient: Nutrition Planning

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Module for Climate-Resilient Integrated Planning to Enhance Education for Children in States of India

Climate Resilient: Education Planning

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Activity Briefs

CANSA member GEAG co-hosts ‘Consultation workshop for children-centric and climate-resilient WASH, Nutrition and Education in Uttar Pradesh’

GEAG co-organised a one-day workshop on Dec 28, 2017 titled ‘Consultation workshop for children-centric and climate-resilient WASH, Nutrition and Education in Uttar Pradesh’, in collaboration with Climate Action Network South Asia, UNICEF India and PHIA Foundation to gather inputs from state government line departments and civil society in the State to develop capacity-building modules for the audience in attendance.

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Technical Training on Aligning Policies on WASH, Nutrition and Education with Climate Resilience Needs of Women and Children

Odisha is among the states in India that already are bearing the impacts of climate change in the form of heat waves, cyclones and crop failure from untimely rains. In the discourse and planning for climate action, often women and children are not adequately considered. UNICEF India has the mandate to support interventions in the first 59 months duration of a child’s life to help build a healthy nation.

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Women and Child Centric Adaptation Planning Training in Kerala

Thanal recently co-organised a two-day training in collaboration with Suchitwa Mission, Institute of Climate Change Studies of Government of Kerala, Climate Action Network South Asia, PAN-India Network, UNICEF India and Phia Foundation. This training for line department and district planning officials was part of the “Climate Resilient Kerala” stakeholder events series started by Thanal in 2016.

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Project Focal Point

Anoop Poonia – Climate Resilience Projects & Advocacy
anoop@cansouthasia.net

Project Office: C/O Vasudha Foundation, CISRS House, 14 Jungpura B, Mathura Road, New Delhi 110-014, India.