Monday, July 15, 2013
CALL FOR EXPERTS: Gender Expert Network on Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development
The IUCN Global Gender Office is the institutional anchor of IUCN´swork on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Office is based in Washington D.C. and operates at global, regional and national levels, providing technical support to institutions as diverse as multilateral development banks, United Nations agencies, the secretariats of international conventions, international development agencies, ministries of national governments, and women’s and environmental organizations.
In recent years, requests to the Office for technical support at the national level have multiplied, necessitating an additional layer of expertise and expanded human resources. At the same time, IUCN’s global partners are investing in the Office’s expansion to new countries.
Responding to these new opportunities, the Office is establishing a gender expert network on environment, climate change, and sustainable development. The network will be made up of gender experts already active in key developing countries—individuals who are motivated to exchange strategies, information, and build momentum across countries and regions. The gender expert network will anchor the Office’s work in key countries, connecting international commitments on gender in the environmental and sustainable development arena to national level policies and programmes. In some cases and as necessary, gender experts may be offered the opportunity to provide professional support to IUCN’s activities—including technical inputs; advocacy; research; training; strategic networking and communications.
Deadline: August 15, 2013