Climate Change: Why Gender Matters
24 November | 17:30 – 18:30 | Aga Khan Centre, London
From 30 November to 12 December, at COP 28 in Dubai, global experts will review where the world stands on climate action. Women commonly face higher risks and greater burdens from the impacts of climate change in situations of poverty.
Women’s inclusion in decision-making and local leadership, including at household and community level, has led to improved outcomes in practice and policy. Join us for an insightful talk with renowned Gender and Development expert Nitya Rao who will use examples and data from India and South Asia more broadly to show how.
Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and engage in meaningful discussions. Join us for an evening of learning, networking, and raising awareness about the pressing issue of gender and climate change.
Nitya Rao is Professor, Gender and Development, at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom and Director of the Norwich Institute for Sustainable Development. She has worked as a researcher and advocate in the field of women’s rights, gendered wellbeing, and justice, with a particular focus on food, nutrition, health and livelihood security for close to four decades.
Professor Rao has published extensively on the gendered changes in agrarian relations, migration and livelihoods, especially in contexts of climatic variability and economic precarity. She has served as a member of the Steering Group of the High-Level Panel of Experts to the Committee on World Food Security for two terms.
Professor Rao is currently Commissioner, EAT-Lancet 2.0 on healthy and sustainable diets, member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the United Nations Food Systems Coordination Hub, and member of the UKRI International Strategic Advisory Group.