WEDO at COP17

Thursday, Dec 8 – 18:00-19:30, EU Pavilion – Warsaw Room

This event will showcase successes achieved under the GGCA umbrella as well as bilateral cooperation through the Governments of Finland, Iceland, and South Africa, demonstrating best practice examples and strategies for successfully integrating gender perspective into international and national-level actions on climate change.

Moderator
Janet Kabeberi-Macharia
, Senior Gender Adviser, UNEP

Opening Remarks
Hon. Ville Niinistö,
Minister of Environment, Government of Finland

GGCA Actions, Results and Lessons Learned

Lorena Aguilar
Global Senior Gender Adviser, IUCN

Monique Essed-Fernandes
Board Chair, WEDO

Patience Damptey
Women Delegates Fund (WDF), Ghana

François Rogers
Special Advisor to the Gender Office, IUCN

Winnie Byanyima
Director, UNDP Gender Team

Merlyn Van Voore
Program Officer, UNEP – Finance Initiative

Government Leadership on Gender and Climate Change

Mr. Hugi Olafsson
Director, Office of Policy & International Affairs, Ministry for the Environment, Iceland

Mr. Zane Dangor
Special Adviser to the Minister of Social Development, South Africa

Hon. Lulu Xingwana
Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, South Africa


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