Egypt Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) Report
This report outlines Egypt’s National Strategy for Mainstreaming Gender in Climate Change, aiming to consider a gender perspective in policy development, decision-making, and the development and implementation of strategies concerning mitigation and adaptation. The report details the impacts of gender inequality on climate change and the ways in which empowering women can reduce those impacts.
Though the Egyptian Constitution guarantees the same rights to all citizens, gender considerations had not been incorporated in the first and second iterations of the National Communications produced by the Government of Egypt for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This strategy, therefore, is the result of a collaboration between multiple players to develop a national policy framework on gender and climate change and to integrate that framework into the Third National Communication (TNC).
This strategy outlines eight priority focus areas that can be enhanced through women’s leadership, including: integrated coastal management, agriculture, water, tourism, health, energy and transport, urbanization and waste management. Each priority comprises subsections on women as agents of change, a situation analysis and the state of gender, and a set of recommendations.