Announcing New SGP-FAO Joint Program on Mountain Products
Almost one billion people live in mountainous areas, and over half the human population depends on mountains for water, food, and clean energy. Still, mountain ecosystems are under siege by climate change, land degradation, over-exploitation of natural resources, and natural disasters, with far-felt consequences. To address the urgent challenges faced by mountain peoples and environments the UNDP implemented GEF Small Grants Programme and the Mountain Partnerships Secretariat (MPS) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the Unit...
 
SGP announces increased support for Jaguar Conservation
Today, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) celebrates the first ever International J...
 
SGP launches new Blue Economy Publication at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi
The first Sustainable Blue Economy Conference took place in Nairobi, Kenya from November 26th to November 28th, 2018. The conference was attended by over 11,000 participants from across the world...

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Established in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit, the GEF Small Grants Programme embodies the very essence of sustainable development by "thinking globally acting locally". By providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, SGP demonstrates that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives.

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SGP launches new publication "Women as Environment...
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SGP participated in the East Asian SEAS Congress i...
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Announcing New SGP-FAO Joint Program on Mountain P...
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SGP brings the voices of communities to CBD COP 14...
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SGP launches new Blue Economy Publication at the S...
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SGP announces increased support for Jaguar Conserv...
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SGP Colombia: Newsletter April 2018...
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SGP Colombia: Newsletter January 2018...
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SGP Colombia: Newsletter August 2018...
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SGP at GEF 9th Biennial IW Conference...

Open Online Course on Gender and Environment

Do you want to find out why promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment can help deliver better environmental outcomes, and to figure out how you can do it?

The Open Online Course on Gender and Environment was launched at the 7th GEF Assembly in Da Nang, Vietnam in June 2018. The course is the result of an initiative led by the Global Environment Facility and the Small Grants Programme in collaboration with the GEF Gender Partnership and UNITAR, involving IUCN, UN Women, UNDP, UN Environment and the Secretariats of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements that the GEF serves including CBD, UNFCCC, UNCCD, and BRS.

The course is meant for people working on environmental issues who are interested in broadening their understanding of the relationship between gender and environment, and to improve their ability to address gender in key environmental sectors.

This e-course is intended to provide the users with the knowledge and tools to mainstream gender and to be effective changemakers for sustainable development. It offers facts and figures, and information global frameworks and key linkages between gender and the environment. The course is a “one-stop-shop” for information and illustrations on gender dimensions linked to biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, international waters, and chemicals and waste.  

What will you learn?

  • What are the links between gender equality and environmental sustainability?
  • Which global environmental frameworks include gender?
  • How can gender-responsive policies and projects support environmental outcomes?
  • Discover what you can do to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, international waters, chemicals and waste.

Access the Open Online Course on Gender and Environment via the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership Platform here.