Doha, Qatar (November 26, 2012)– As part of the COP18 UNFCCC Gender Day, WEDO, in partnership with the GGCA, LIFE eV, Gender CC and members of the UNFCCC Women and Gender Constituency, are excited to host an interactive dialogue and innovation marketplace, focused on pushing the agenda for gender-responsive climate action beyond rhetoric to implementation.

Date and Location: Tuesday, Nov 27, 3:00 – 6:00pm, Side Event Room 4


3:00 – 3:30           High-level Opening Discussion

  • Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
  • Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice (MRFCJ)
  • Hon. Albreu, Minister of Environment, Mozambique

Moderator: Cate Owren, Executive Director, WEDO

3:30 – 4:30           Expert Dialogue and Open Discussion

  • Yvette Abrahams, GenderCC SA (Africa)
  • Kahealani Hekau, Pacific Gender Climate Coalition) (Pacific)
  • Farah Kabir, Action Aid (Asia)
  • Agnes Otzelberger, CARE International
  • Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Böll Foundation (USA / Germany)
  • Farhana Yamin, University College London (UK/EU) 

Moderator: Gotelind Alber, Focal Point UNFCCC Women and Gender Constituency

4:30 – 5:30           Gender Innovation Hubs

Mitigation – Co-facilitators:
Suzette Mitchell, UN WOMEN / Kalyana Raj, All India Women’s Conference / Ulrike
Röhr, LIFE

Adaptation – Co-facilitators:
Sharmind Neelormi, GenderCC / Agnes Otzelberger, Care International / Lucy
Wanjiru, UNDP

Climate finance – Co-facilitators:
Lorena Aguilar, IUCN / Simone Lovera, Global Forest Coalition / Liane Schalatek,
Heinrich Böll Foundation

Technology – Co-facilitators:
Sabine Bock, WECF / Gail Karlsson, ENERGIA / Amie Florette Tchikankou, Vital
Actions for Sustainable Development
Capacity building – Co-facilitators:
Emily Fraser, UNITAR / Pam Puntenney, UN CSD Education Caucus / Elena
Villalobos, WHO

Moderator: Ulrike Röhr, Focal Point Gender, Environment, Sustainability LIFE

5:30 – 5:45           Innovation Hubs Report Back to Plenary

5:45 – 6:00           Closing Remarks, Nathalie Eddy, Coordinator, GGCA

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