Hanoi/New York, June 9, 2010 — From May 24th to 26th 2010, WEDO organized a three-day training of trainers on gender and climate change in Hanoi, Vietnam, in partnership with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).  Approximately forty people took part in the training, including representatives from UN agencies, donors, line ministries, the National Assembly, the Viet Nam Women’s Union and national and international NGOs, to discuss linkages between gender and climate change and build the capacity of each individual to develop gender mainstreaming strategies in their respective areas of work.

WEDO facilitated the training using the GGCA Gender and Climate Change Training Manual as well as newly drafted Viet Nam material. Partners Feri Lumampao, Executive Director, Approtech Asia (The Asian Alliance of Appropriate Technology Practitioners, Inc.) and Dr. Cheryl L. Anderson, PhD, AICP, Director, Hazards, Climate & Environment Program, Social Science Research Institute, University of Hawai‘i conducted the training along with Eleanor Blomstrom, WEDO’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Coordinator.

An article about the training, “Building better climate change strategies using a ‘gender lens’” is available through the UN Vietnam website (www.un.org.vn).

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