The College of Public Policy’s Dr. Logan Cochrane, Associate Professor, recently took part in a webinar organized by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), titled “How Is Gender Investigated in African Climate Change Research?”
Dr. Cochrane joined Dr. Siera Vercillo, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo, and Dr. Chris Huggins, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa, to discuss their systematic literature review on the topic. Their findings were the basis of the discussion with the diverse group of researchers and practitioners in attendance. They shared experiences in research in this important field, along with research gaps, approaches, and priorities. The audience consisted primarily of researchers working in different contexts in the Global South, mostly although not exclusively in connection with IDRC programming, in the intersection between gender and climate change.
The meeting was hosted jointly by IDRC, a Canada-based research donor, and the Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) that is supporting the Gender Equality in a Low Carbon World (“GLOW”) cohort.