UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


IRDR Monthly Seminar: Gender, climate change and sustainable development

02 May 2023, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

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Hear international guests from the GRRIPP project discuss the challenges in promoting a gender and intersectional perspective into climate adaptation plans and development programmes.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Louisa Acciari – UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


Elvin Hall
Institute of Education, UCL
20 Bedford Way
United Kingdom

This seminar is the third session in a series of workshops that bring together GRRIPP project guests from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Tanzania and Bangladesh, to discuss achievements and challenges around “Gender, Climate Change and Sustainable Development”. Our guests work at a variety of levels, from grassroots women’s empowerment to collaboration with municipalities and national level public policy influence. These different organisations will discuss in particular the challenges in promoting a gender and intersectional perspective into climate adaptation plans and development programmes, and share with us learnings from their indigenous and ancestral knowledge about nature, the environment and sustainability.

Full programme and speaker details will be published nearer the date, but will include:

  • Valentina Marco, RAMCC (Argentina)

  • Concita Maia, Instituto Mulheres da Amazônia (Brazil)

  • Lorena Donaire, Agape hidrícos (Chile)

  • Stephanie Miranda, Durjog Nivaran (Sri Lanka)

  • MD Rabiul Haque, Dhaka University (Bangladesh)

  • Maria Matui, Gender and climate change coalition (Tanzania)

The seminar will be followed by a reception from 7pm.


Our panellists will be speaking in a range of languages including English, Spanish and Portuguese and so we kindly ask you to bring headphones and have Zoom downloaded on a device for the simultaneous translation. We will NOT be providing headphones on the day. Please also register on the below Zoom link to access the simultaneous translation on the day. 



GRRIPP is a four-year global collaboration and knowledge-exchange project, implemented by seven universities based in Bangladesh, Peru, South Africa, and the UK. GRRIPP stands for ‘Gender Responsive Resilience and Intersectionality in Policy and Practice (GRRIPP) - Networking Plus Partnering for Resilience’ and is funded by UKRI’s Global Challenges Research Fund.

Since 2019, GRRIPP has commissioned more than 20 research and social change projects across Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, and Southern Africa. Regional GRRIPP teams and project partners are undertaking important work in re-imagining practices of care, human relationships with the environment, the importance of indigenous knowledge, curriculum reform and much more. GRRIPP researchers around the world have also produced valuable resources for future generations of researchers and activists, including: an expansive GRRIPP Latin America and the Caribbean repository of manuals and reports, a GRRIPP reference guide to alternative references on gender, intersectionality and resilience, and a magazine exploring feminism and city spaces. To access these resources and learn more about the projects, visit: www.grripp.net.