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Gender, Climate Justice, and Food Systems Resilience

Explore the intersections of gender equality and environmental issues to promote climate justice and food system resilience.

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Gender, Climate Justice, and Food Systems Resilience

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  • 3 hours per week

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  • Introductory level

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    2 weeks
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Build more resilient food systems with the University of the West Indies

Gender equality, climate action and zero hunger are three of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. On this two-week course from the University of the West Indies, you’ll explore the interconnections between these three goals.

Guided by a team of gender and environment experts, you’ll learn why gender matters when fighting climate change, what gender roles operate within food systems, and how food insecurity relates to climate justice.

Consider climate justice and food systems resilience through the lens of gender

You’ll start the course by exploring where issues of gender, climate, and food security overlap or intersect.

You’ll review the relevant Sustainable Development Goals, and discuss all three through the lens of gender.

Take a gender transformative approach to climate action and food justice

In Week 2 of the course, you’ll investigate what it means to take a gender transformative approach (GTA) to issues of global significance.

You’ll examine some real-world examples of gender transformative approaches to combating climate change and food insecurity, and consider ways of harnessing this potential to protect global populations.

You’ll finish the course ready to champion sustainable development by tackling injustices relating to gender, the environment, and food insecurity.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Climate Justice and Food Systems Resilience through a Gender Lens

    • Welcome to the course

      Gender, Climate Justice and Food Systems Resilience is designed to build your capacity to respond to the impact of climate change on food systems.

    • Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

      There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in total, which were adopted by the 193 countries of the United Nations in 2015 as a global call-to-action to improve planet Earth, and the quality of human life.

    • Taking a Gender Transformative Approach (GTA)

      In order to secure justice and challenge harmful gender norms and practices we harness gender responsiveness and gender transformation as our approaches.

    • Bringing it all together

      A review of the content for week 1.

  • Week 2

    Applying Gender Transformative Approaches for Climate Justice and Food Justice

    • Gender Transformative Approaches to Climate and Food Systems

      Apply a gender transformative approach to the effects of climate change on food system resilience.

    • Global Action using Gender Transformative Approaches for Climate Justice and Food Justice

      In this activity learners will explore several gender transformative approaches to climate justice and food justice.

    • Assessing the GTA Capability of Climate Change Mitigation Approaches to Address Food Systems Resilience

      Uderstand what it means to apply gender transformative approaches to address food systems resilience.

    • Bringing it All Together

      Learners will be provided a brief overview of key content.

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On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore the impact of gender injustices and climate change on food system resilience
  • Explain key elements of climate justice, including food justice
  • Compare types of responses to build food resilience globally
  • Analyse the role of women in climate mitigation and resilience
  • Apply a gender transformative approach to the effects of climate change on food system resilience.
  • Assess the gender transformative capability of climate change mitigation approaches to address food system resilience.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the interconnections of gender studies, climate justice, and food systems resilience.

It is particularly aimed at actors working in and around food systems, or in government, policy, agriculture, social services, research, or civil society.

Who will you learn with?

I am Lecturer and Head at the IGDS, The UWI STA. I research interpersonal interaction, human communication conflict, social media, gender & ethnic identities, mental health & GBV, & Culture Studies.

I have worked in higher education for 25+ years in teaching, curriculum development and quality assurance. I specialise in Gender Studies, including Masculinities, Gender-based Violence and Religion.

I am a Senior Lecturer and Head at the Department of Geography, The UWI STA. I research food and nutrition security, small island developing states, sustainability and natural resource governance.

Who developed the course?

The University of the West Indies

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is the Caribbean’s premier, higher education institution. One of only two regional universities in the world, it comprises five campuses across the English-speaking Caribbean and 10 global centres in partnership with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. The UWI stands among the top 1.5% of universities globally, following Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022.

  • Established

    1948
  • Location

    The West Indies

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