Streamlining Climate Change and Gender

Gender Equality


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Tara DePorte United States of America
Lower East Side Ecology Center, The Climate Project, New York City Climate Coalition, USA

Tara is program director of the Lower East Side Ecology Center (NYC, USA), is the head of the NYC Climate Coalition, a representative for the Climate Project, has a Masters in Climate Science and Policy, works consultant and lecturer/professor: UN,UNDP, Columbia University, Webster University (Netherlands), among others. Her specialties include gender, water, climate change, sustainability, and facilitation between scientists, policy makers and the public.
tara@lesecologycenter.org and +1(212)477-4022  www.lesecologycenter.org , www.nycclimate.org 
 

Ulrike Röhr Germany
Genanet, Director of genanet - focal point gender, justice, sustainability, which aims to integrate gender justice within environmental and sustainability policies. Her primary areas of responsibility are gender issues in energy and climate change.  roehr@life-online.de  and www.genanet.de

 

 

Participants


Lorena Aguilar,  Switzerland


Senior Gender Adviser for IUCN-The World Conservation Union

My office has been supporting gender mainstreaming in the environmental sector for the past 15 years you can see our work at  http://www.genderandenvironment.org
For example IUCN has help develop UNEPs gender plan of action, we are in the process of developing the gender strategy for the CBD and as part of the Global Gender Alliance we are in the process of developing a gender strategy for the UNFCCC. "   

lorena.aguilar@iucn.org

Tara DePorte, USA

Program Director, Lower East Side Ecology Center & International Consultant

Tara is program director of the Lower East Side Ecology Center (NYC, USA), is the head of the NYC Climate Coalition, a representative for the Climate Project, has a Masters in Climate Science and Policy, works consultant and lecturer/professor: UN,UNDP, Columbia University, Webster University (Netherlands), among others.  Her specialties include gender, water, climate change, sustainability, and facilitation between scientists, policy makers and the public.

tara@lesecologycenter.org  and +1(212)477-4022   http://www.lesecologycenter.org, http://www.nycclimate.org      Biography on Ms DePorte

Raphael Gitau, Kenya

Research Fellow, Tegemeo Institute of Egerton University

I am a Research fellow with Tegemeo Institute of Egerton University I hold a master degree in International Development  I am widely experienced in social-economic surveys and data analysis. my area of specialization includes, development economics, environmental and natural resource I have been involved in a lot of research work especially in the rural development in Kenya.   

gitau@tegemeo.org


Jahangir Masum Hasan, Bangladesh

Technical Adviser, Coastal Development Partnership (CDP)

 Jahangir Hasan Masum has been working with with various national and international NGOs, networks & forums as a human rights activist and development researcher for the last 8 years. He is affianced with various participatory action researches of INCIDIN Bangladesh. He is the Technical Adviser of Coastal Development Partnership (CDP), an environmental & human rights activist organization and also Associate of Vision & Method (VM), a strategic planning and capacity development organization. He played notable activist role in Bali during UNFCCC conference 2007 as a member of the Asia-Pacific Network for Food Sovereignty (APNFS).

masumcdp@yahoo.com

Minu Hemmati

Since 1998, she has been working as a self-employed advisor and programme coordinator with international agencies;  governments;  NGOs; women's organizations; and corporations.

Areas of work include participation of stakeholders in policy-making; communication and collaboration of stakeholder groups (multi-stakeholder dialogues and partnerships); women/gender and sustainable development (e.g. climate change; tourism; consumption; land rights); information tools and capacity development.

Minu has regularly participated at UN Summits and Commission meetings since 1996, covering sustainable development, social development, urbanisation, and gender issues. She also co-coordinated the Women's Caucus to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development from 1999-2001, and is a leading member of the Women's Caucus at climate change negotiations.

minu@minuhemmati.net


Sahondra Kiplagat,  Kenya

Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Research

Sahondra Kiplagat holds a PHD in environmental psychology from the University of Surrey, UK.  She participated in the Beijing Conference in 1995 in which she facilitated a workshop. Currently she heads the section on Climate Change and Environment at the Tegemeo Institute for Policy Research and Development based in Nairobi Kenya.   

Skiplagat@tegemeo.org

Mary Jo Larson, Ph.D.,  USA


International Consulting Practice, Senior Fellow, University for Peace

Interdisciplinary educator, author, program developer, and evaluator with extensive field experience advancing women?s leadership and sustainable development. Principal Facilitator responsible for design and organization of Dutch-funded international conference, ?Climate Change and Vulnerability? held at the Peace Palace of The Hague (2006). Recently served as evaluator of climate change and adaptation projects for UNEP (2007), and previously served as the Director of a Gates Foundation global women's leadership program (2001-2004). Publications address climate change and advance women's leadership, including "Transforming power relations: A systems approach to capacity building for ecological security." In Oxfam Journal and book: Gender, Development and Climate Change, London: Oxfam.

maryjolarson@mac.com

Valerie Nelson, UK

Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich

I am a social development specialist focusing on community development, natural resources and agriculture in Africa, Latin America and the UK. I was a co-author on a chapter on gender and climate change in the Oxfam Gender and Development Journal (2003) which I could dig out and send to you. I am also helping to organize a DFID-DSA high level policy forum on climate change and development and am keen to do more work on gender and climate change in adaptation processes    valairn@ntlworld.com

Anastasia Pinto,  India

As an indigenous leader I have worked on social political and economic issues relating to climate change and its impact on biodiversity and human life for a over a decade on the ground at national and international forums. The value of my work is primarily in bringing the real concerns and ideas from the ground to share in international spaces and in informing communities affected by climate change of the political decisions being made to address these concerns so that they can better develop their own coping and survival strategies. I try to focus my work on the the most vulnerable sections of indigenous communities, who are also those on whom the future of our peoples' depends in a special way, women, young people and children.

anarchive.anon@gmail.com

Ulrike Röhr   Germany


Genanet,  Director of genanet - focal point gender, justice, sustainability, which aims to integrate gender justice within environmental and sustainability policies. Her primary areas of responsibility are gender issues in energy and climate change.

roehr@life-online.de  and www.genanet.de

Olga Speranskaya, Russia


Head of KAN Centre for Environment and Development Board member of Women and Environments International Magazine.

Dr. Olga Speranskaya has over 10 year experience in public sector dealing with international and domestic policy and project development related to broad scale issues of climate change, environment and sustainable development and public advocacy. Her main interest is in the field of raising awareness on benefits and cost of climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries and economies in transition. She is the author of educational materials on climate change and participated as a team leader in a number of campaigns on climate change mitigation.

speransk2004@mail.ru; info@kanced.org