AGENT - Advancing Gender in the Environment

AGENT is a ten-year program launched by USAID in 2014 and implemented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The purpose of the partnership is to increase the effectiveness of USAID’s environment programming through the robust integration of gender considerations, improving gender equality and women’s empowerment outcomes in a broad range of environmental sectors. Recognizing women as agents of change, and the value of diverse knowledge, experiences and capacities of women and men alike, AGENT envisions a world that approaches environmental work at all levels with gender-responsive policy and action. AGENT drives transformation toward a more sustainable and equitable future for all.

Banner photo credit: IUCN/Intu Boedhihartono

Gender, Adaptation and Resilience
Learn more about AGENT’s pioneering work assisting governments to develop multi-sectoral national Climate Change Gender Action Plans (ccGAPs) and developing new knowledge on gender, adaptation and fragility considerations.
Gender, Forest and Biodiversity
Learn more about the tools and resources AGENT is developing on forest and biodiversity issues.
Gender, Energy and Infrastructure
Information on how AGENT convenes energy and gender experts, shares best practices, creates new knowledge and builds the evidence base.
Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Learn how AGENT works with USAID to conduct research on gender-based violence and the environment.

USAID Implementer:

International Union for Conservation

Lorena Aguilar
Global Senior Gender Adviser
Director a.i., Global Programme on Governance and Rights
lorena.aguilar [at] iucn [dot] org

USAID Contact:
Corinne Hart
Senior Advisor for Gender and Environment
Office for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
Cohart [at] usaid [dot] gov