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Strengthening Women’s Roles as Risk and Resource Managers at the Frontline of Climate Change

05 May 2017

Climate change in the Hindu-Kush Himalaya (HKH) already affects the region’s livelihoods and environment, posing threats to water availability, agricultural production or ecosystem services, this trend is expected to increase significantly by 2050. Women of the HKH disproportionally face the impacts of climate change, and due to structural and gendered inequalities, they are particularly vulnerable and lack the resources and options to adapt to these changes.

This Adaptation Solutions Brief focuses on the impacts and consequences of climate change on mountain women in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, and includes recommendations to encourage policy makers to develop enabling policies that acknowledge women as vital agents for change and adaptation.

This Brief is the first in a series, which synthesizes the findings from the scientific research, action research and learning from pilot activities of the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP). HICAP is implemented jointly by the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), GRID-Arendal, and the Center for International Climate Research-Oslo (CICERO), in collaboration with local partners, and is funded by the Governments of Norway and Sweden.

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