Problematising Gender and Climate Change Communications Practices : Stakeholder workshop and Report Launch on 16th July , 2019 at Nairobi Safari Club.

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Date and time: 
Tue, 2019-07-16 09:00
Location / Venue: 

Nairobi Safari Club.

The Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation in collaboration with Leeds University, United Kingdom and Kenyan researchers held a Stakeholder Workshop and Report Launch, Problematising Gender, and Climate Change Communications Practices on 16th July, 2019 at Nairobi Safari Club.

The stakeholders seek to develop nuanced understandings of how the local information ecosystem operates in rural Kenyan communities, and the resultant effects on local women’s ability to combine indigenous and externally – sourced knowledge in their engagement with, and pursuit of, climate change adaptation activities. Women are frequently key change agents in rural communities, yet their voices may be disregarded or relegated when externally – sourced information is privileged in adaptation strategies.

The project piloted a multi-site quasi-ethnographic research approach with rural communities in Kenya to map where, how and why women are able to access, as well as an influence (or not), community-level knowledge processes and knowledge dissemination concerning climate change.

The research recognizes local people as sources of expert knowledge and highlights the mismatch between technocratic climate change communication and the gendered, lived experience of adapting to climate change.

Expiry Date: 
Mon, 2040-07-16 09:00
Contact Person: 

Prof. Shem Wandiga

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