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Rural women and climate change policy impact

CIAT and CCAFS will jointly organize a workshop on rural women and climate change policy impact on October 6th. This workshop, taking place in Bogota, seeks to establish partnerships that enable organizations of rural women in Colombia to have an impact on climate change policymaking.

The Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, (CCAFS); the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, (CIAT); the Faculty of Environmental and Rural Studies at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana; the National Association of Peasant, Black and Indigenous Women of Colombia, (ANMUCIC) and the Working Group for Rural Women’s Policy Impact (Mesa de Incidencia Política de Mujeres Rurales), will carry out this October 6th, at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá, the workshop “Rural Women and climate change: possible partnerships and synergies for policymaking processes.”

This workshop is expected to build alliances and joint working mechanisms that enable organizations of rural women to have an impact on policy-making processes related to climate change in the agricultural and rural sector. Accordingly, the workshop will focus on three areas: Policy, women’s organizations and climate change, to be developed through interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration of the various actors convened.

Workshop participants include representatives of civil society organizations, academia, state agencies, and international organizations such as ANMUCIC, the Universidad Javeriana, the Rural Women’s Program of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Oxfam.

Maria Camila Hernandez is a student trainee in the Gender group in DAPA. She is currently completing her last semester as a student of Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations at the University ICESI.

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