Publication - 20 May 2018

Gender Mainstreaming into Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation in Cambodia

Gender and climate change adaptation (CCA) are among the most pressing issues in Cambodia today. Agencies are seeking to empower women and confront climate change, through targeted initiatives to address these issues directly and through widespread efforts to mainstream them in and across development programming.

Plan International managed the Civil Society Support Mechanism of the Mainstreaming Climate Resilience into Development Planning program (MCRDP-CSSM) during 2016–2018 to extend grants to Cambodian civil society organizations (CSOs) to implement community-based adaptation projects in highly vulnerable communities. The objective of Plan’s involvement in the program was to help Cambodian CSOs to mainstream CCA activities into their organizations and portfolios, and to shift from being in many cases gender unaware toward gender transformative.

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