Climate Security & Agriculture: Strategies for Inclusive Adaptation

Women represent a large share of the world’s agricultural workers and face disproportionate climate impacts. But they are also at the forefront of climate change adaptation efforts and must be centered in solutions.

GIWPS was proud to co-host an event at the UN Climate Change Conference in Egypt on “Climate Security & Agriculture: Strategies for Inclusive Adaptation” along with CGIAR, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Government of Ireland on Thursday, November 11 from 10:00AM-10:45AM (Egypt) in the Food and Agriculture Pavilion.

Policymakers announced a key commitment on locally-based climate-smart agriculture solutions and grassroots leaders shared strategies for ensuring an inclusive and resilient global food system.


Sinead Walsh, Director of the Climate Unit in the Development Co-operation and Africa Division, Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs

Claudia Sadoff, Executive Managing Director, CGIAR


Tom Arnold, Ireland’s Special Envoy on Food Systems

Ann Vaughan, Senior Advisor for Climate Change, Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, USAID

Mansih Shah, Senior Technical Coordinator, Self-Employed Women’s Association of India

Aly Abousabaa, Regional Director of MENA Region, CGIAR & Director General of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)


Patty Fong, Program Director, Climate and Health & Well-being, The Global Alliance for the Future of Food

This event is co-sponsored by CGIAR, The Rockefeller Foundation, Georgetown University’s Institute for
Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS), Government of Ireland