PURPOSE OF PROJECT
The project aims to improve capacity of rural women in Stung Treng and OddarMeanchey Provinces through building and strengthening their skills and knowledge to cope with climate change impacts, improving access to information on natural disasters and commodity prices in the market, and improving household economies for better livelihoods.
- Capacity of public sector staff in gender and climate change related issues is built, and
- Capacity of rural women in adaptation and resilience to climate change and climate variability is built.
The impacts of climate change (floods, droughts, rising temperature, etc.) will affect women more than men. Negative impacts not only relate to survival and wellbeing during and after natural disasters, but also to the damages to their marginal livelihoods. Women generally have less access to and control over resources and services, especially skills, knowledge and information, or decision-making power.
Women shoulder a majority of unpaid care work at home, including for children, elderly, disabled and sick people who are the most vulnerable to climate change impacts and natural disasters. In addition, women in geographically isolated locations and ethnic minorities are more vulnerable to climate change. At the same time, the potential of women in adapting to climate change is high. Yet, little has been done so far to invest in the potential of rural women and their livelihoods.
This project is designed to explore this yet untapped potential in two of the remote provinces in which poverty is highly prevalent and climate change vulnerability is high, namely Stung Treng and OddarMeanchey.
||15 monthsJan. 2013-Mar. 2014
||Ministries of Agriculture, Water Resources and Management, Rural Development, Health and Interior (National Level). Departments of Agriculture, Water Resources and Management, Rural Development, and Health (Provincial Level) and Commune Councils Srer Khmer (Local NGO)
||Stung Treng and OddarMeanchey Provinces
|LEVEL OF INTERVENTION
||National and Sub-national levels
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