Gender equality is central to achieving a sustainable and resilient future for Pacific islands.This toolkit is designed to support climate change practitioners working in national governments, non-governmental organisations, regional and international organisations, integrate gender into all aspects of policy, programming and project work.

The toolkit is divided into four modules, which can be read in conjunction or used as standalone documents for practitioners seeking guidance on a specific topic.

The modules are also supported by annexes, checklists and tools.

Module 1 - This introductory module explains why gender is a critical consideration in climate change programmes, projects and strategies, defines the key approaches and concepts, and clarifies some common misconceptions.

Module 2 - Introduces the different phases of a typical climate change programme/project cycle, identifies potential entry-points for integrating gender perspectives in each phase and also includes a generic gender checklist that may be applied to programmes and projects.

Module 3 - Focuses on the links between gender and climate change in specific sectors and uses sector relevant case studies to demonstrate how gender perspectives can be applied in the identification and assessment of climate change problems and solutions. Key gender indicators are also provided to support monitoring and evaluation.

Module 4 - This final module examines gender in relation to climate change governance. It discusses how to integrate gender considerations in institutional arrangements, policy coordination and negotiations, and climate change finance.


Annex 1: Glossary

Annex 2: Additional Resources

Annex 3: Gender Responsive Terms and Indicator


Tool 1: Weather and climate hazard assessment - integrating gender

Tool 2: Vulnerability and adaptation assessment - integrating gender

Tool 3: Feasibility assessment - integrating gender

Tool 4: Cost benefit analysis (CBA) Framework - integrating gender

Tool 5: Policy, programme and project screening matrix

Tool 6: Gender Action Plan


1. Gender analysis checklist for food security and climate change within a programme or project cycle

2. Gender analysis checklist for water resource management and climate change within a programme or project cycle

3. Gender analysis checklist for energy within a programme or project cycle

4. Gender analysis checklist for disaster risk reduction within a programme or project cycle

5. Gender analysis checklist for health within a programme or project cycle

6. Gender analysis checklist for governance and climate change

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Ms Aliti Vunisea (Secretariat of the Pacific Community - SPC), Ms Brigitte Leduc (SPC), Ms Karen Bernard (United Nations Development Programme), Ms Katalaine Duaibe and Ms Laura Cleary (UN Women), Ms Marita Manley (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ), Mr Peniamina Leavai (Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme - SPREP, PACC)
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