Leadership Initiative Helps Address Gender Equality in Climate Change
Since November 2013, USAID LEAF has been supporting a core group of 24 gender champions from 21 institutions in six Asia-Pacific countries through its Asia-Pacific Leadership Initiative on Gender and Climate Change. The initiative focuses on strengthening a core group of professionals working in climate change to effectively integrate gender into their work. It consists of customized regional trainings, demonstration activities at the country level and individual mentorship. The gender champions receive technical knowledge and skills, enabling them to be technically confident, visible leaders and better networked in areas of gender and climate change.