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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An estimated 45,000 people hoping to inform crucial discussions surrounding climate policy attended United Nations Framework Climate Change Convention’s 27th Conference of Parties (UNFCCC COP 27). Among these delegations was a group of Indigenous women leaders working to build capacities and train emerging Indigenous women leaders from sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.
USAID is advancing gender-responsive climate action by implementing evidence-based, high-impact programs in a range of sectors, including gender-equitable access to green jobs, land rights, natural resource management, and climate finance.
Men and women sit together in a close group, planting seeds in small containers.
Indigenous women and girls are key actors in maintaining environmental sustainability – so why are they experiencing rising gender-based violence in connection with the environment and what can be done to stop it?
Ruth Tercero smiles standing among her crops

Advancing Gender in the Environment: Exploring the Triple Nexus of Gender Inequality, State Fragility, and Climate Change


Gender-Based Violence and Environment Linkages

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