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.

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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. 

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One of the greatest threats to our global community is climate change, and research shows women are more vulnerable than men to its consequences.
USAID's Office of Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment is thrilled to announce Resilient, Inclusive, & Sustainable Environments (RISE): A Challenge to Address Gender-Based Violence in the Environment.
The Dominican Republic is one of the world’s ten most climate-vulnerable countries and experiences significant gender inequality in the Latin America and Caribbean region. The combination of these issues can threaten the health, safety, and livelihood of women and girls, who are often directly on the frontlines of impacts.