Mainstreaming Gender in Environmental Assessment and Early Warning

Authored by: Joni Seager and Betsy Hartmann

Categories: Conflict Prevention, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Climate and Environment, Early Warning
Region: No Region
Year: 2005
Citation: Seager, Joni and Betsy Hartman. Mainstreaming Gender in Environmental Assessment and Early Warning. Nairobi: United Nations Environment Program, 2005.

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Executive Summary

The purpose of this study is to assist the Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA), a division within the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in meeting its goals of incorporating gender mainstreaming throughout the entirety of its programme of work, activities, and products. Gender mainstreaming is best understood as a continuous process of infusing both the institutional culture and the programmatic and analytical efforts of agencies with gendered perspectives. Gender mainstreaming means taking gender seriously – and taking it into account in all aspects of the workplace and the work products of the institution.