ActionAid Australia (AAA) commissioned an end-of-project evaluation for Gender Responsive Alternatives to Climate Change (GRACC) funded by DFAT, under the Gender Action Platform (GAP), and AAA. The two-year project (July 2017 – July 2019) was collaboratively designed and implemented with country partners in Cambodia, Kenya and Vanuatu. The overall project was managed by ActionAid Australia in partnership with global partners, Huairou Commission and Monash University Gender, Peace and Security Centre, ActionAid Cambodia, ActionAid Kenya (AAK), ActionAid Vanuatu and ActionAid International (AAI). Additional partners were numerous, identified as implementing partners which were beneficiaries of GRACC trainings as well as disseminating climate change/disaster risk response (CC/DRR) information. Strategic partners represented civil societies, county and national governments. Collectively, they used a gender responsive and human and women’s rights-based approach to CC/DRR.
There were three primary strategies for GRACC in Cambodia:
- i) Working with key women champions (WC) who represent grassroots women and women who hold local and subnational government positions received extensive capacity building on a broad range of topics: Hazard, Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (HVCA), drought readiness, tree planting, early warning system registration, waste and water management, hygiene and healthcare.
- ii) Building the women’s leadership about their country’s political and economic processes to effectively advocate for resources to address women’s need and priorities.
- iii) Working with commune, district and provincial disaster management (DM) committees.
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