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Overcoming gender barriers to accessing and using climate information services

Source(s):  Feed the Future
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Women play a unique role guaranteeing household food security and building resilience to shocks and stresses. While discussions at the intersection of gender equity/social inclusion and resilience often focus on the vulnerabilities of women, girls, and disadvantaged persons during disasters, these same individuals can also be powerful agents of resilience. 

Women farmers, however, tend to have less access than men to climate information, a critical resource used to inform actions that can increase resilience to the negative impacts of climate change. Additionally, even when women do receive the information, they face constraints using it due to limited decision-making authority and limited access to productive land and financial resources, such as credit. 

In this webinar, experts from USAID, Mercy Corps, IFPRI, and Columbia University discussed gender-related differences in climate information needs, access and use, and the downstream effects of these differences on climate adaptation responses and longer-term resilience.


  • Krista Jacobs, Senior Gender Advisor, USAID Bureau for Food Security
  • Kristin Lambert, Program Manager for Climate Change and Resilience Research, Mercy Corps
  • Elizabeth Bryan, Senior Research Analyst, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Tatiana Gumucio, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University


Format Multimedia and Websites
Sub-format Digital Video
Number of pages/running time 01:21:04

Target audiences


Group: Adults

Sub-group: Disaster managers

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  • Year of publication 2018
  • Language(s) English
  • Price Free

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