The African Women’s Climate Adaptive Priorities (AWCAP) Initiative
On the Gender Day at the Twenty-seventh session of the Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27), the Government of Egypt, as COP27 Presidency, launched the African Women’s Climate Adaptive Priorities (AWCAP) initiative. This initiative aims at driving change by increasing decent work and leadership for women in green sectors, increasing women’s representation in STEM fields, and leveraging increased national investments for women-led green businesses. It will also focus on increasing opportunities for women in the just transition to a green economy, as well as to promoting gender-sensitive perspectives in adaptation and mitigation, while enhancing educational and behavioral change on women and climate change.
The AWCAP will be implemented in global partnership with UN Women and the broader UN System, including UNDP and UNODC, and in support of the UNFCCC and related mechanisms.