Stakeholder engagement in gender and climate change policy processes: Lessons from CCAFS

With the rapid increase in the dynamics caused by climate change, policies governing climate change have proliferated while the integration of gender considerations to address the gender-differentiated needs and impacts has remained a challenge. Stakeholder engagement is touted as a critical ingredient in climate change decisions and governance at different levels. However, detailed methods and outcomes of gender-responsive stakeholder engagement processes for climate change policy development are rarely published. This paper uses a CCAFS-developed framework of 10 stakeholder engagement principles to examine the stakeholder engagement processes in the gender and climate change policy arena in the context of CGIAR’s Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).