Conference on the Gender Dimensions of Weather and Climate Services
Universal Access ¦ Empowering Women
Geneva, 5 - 7 November 2014
Empowerment of women is important both to improve the effectiveness of weather and climate services and to build climate resilience.
The Conference on the Gender Dimensions of Weather and Climate Services will raise awareness and showcase good practices and concrete actions to empower women – as well as men – to produce, acquire and use such services to make more informed decisions in the weather and climate-sensitive areas of food security, disaster risk reduction, water resources management and public health.
- Meteorologists and climate scientists, including leading young professionals.
- UN agencies, academic institutions and NGOs working in climate change, gender equality, food security, disaster risk reduction, water resources management and public health.
- National authorities and country-level practitioners.
- National and international women’s rights advocates.
- Reinsurance and communication technology companies.
Conference outcomes will feed into the post-2015 development agenda, the disaster risk reduction future framework, the Global Framework for Climate Services and other future climate action, and Beijing +20. The outcomes will specify the commitments required to enhance openness and inclusion in providing weather and climate services that better serve communities around the world, especially women, as both weather and climate vulnerability and adaptive capacity often differ by gender.
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