Welcome to AWICC
Despite the global change climate challenge, Africa is still working towards sustainable development with need for climate change interventions that are practical, accessible, simple, usable, affordable and adoptable by both men and women in African society structures. African societies are still heavily influenced by African traditional cultures, differentiated power structures and socially constructed roles according to sex, age and physical ability or disability.
African Women Initiative on Climate Change
Gender and climate change issues are generally treated as cross-cutting issues, not given priority or a clear allocated budget in many of the reviewed policies. Gender mainstreaming in most of the reviewed policies is an addendum rather than an integral aspect of the respective policies.
The way in which gender issues are approached in agriculture-related policies and strategies in Uganda is diverse and not homogenized. There is need for stronger cross-sectoral coordination and accountability since gender mandates for respective interventions fall under different ministries and agencies.
Climate change related policies have been mostly designed to address practical gender needs thus do not address the structural constraints that hinder women's access to resources. If policies are to tackle the root cause of gender inequalities, greater attention should be paid to gender structural constraints
News and Updates
AWICC promotes nursery bed establishments for their own tree growing family projects and also for sale to communities. Read More
AWICC extends climate change adaption techniques and energy saving stove construction to schools which mainly depend on fire wood. Read More
AWICC carries out climate change information exchange sessions with communities and institutions. Read More