Challenges included overcoming cultural barriers towards gender transformation, lack of confidence among women, notions of traditional roles of men and women and differences in literacy levels. The experiences and lessons can provide entry points for other agencies to mainstream gender in climate change adaptation activities in Cambodia and elsewhere.
ACFID submission to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee’s Inquiry into the Implications of Climate Change for Australia’s National Security
Plan International’s Child-Centred Climate Change Adaptation (4CA) Phase II project is a two-year regional initiative (2014–2016), implemented in three countries in South East Asia—Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar, targeting 3,347 beneficiaries in 23 communities. The Phase II project, funded by the Australian Government and Plan International in Australia and Spain, is an expansion of the Phase I three-year pilot project, which ran from 2011 to 2014.
This report outlines the practical lessons learned by Plan International and Save the Children about child-centred community-based adaptation to climate change. It provides a snapshot of our work across the Philippines and Vietnam and addresses five key themes: ensuring children’s voices are heard; building climate resilience; mainstreaming community-based adaptation into policy planning and development; children as agents of change; and the role of communication to mobilise action and replication.