Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
As key stewards of natural resources, women are vital contributors and catalysts for adaptation solutions on a global scale. Women face disproportionate vulnerabilities in the face of climate change and possess valuable experiences and insights that can greatly contribute to preparedness and adaptation efforts. However, factors such as restricted access to financial support, training and capacity building opportunities, and land ownership, all exacerbate their ability to participate fully in decision making and value creation. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, is currently executing the Private Adaptation Finance (PAF) project to mobilise investments in private sector solutions that enhance climate change adaptation and resilience. PAF collaborates with companies and impact investors at various stages of climate change adaptation investments and finance through the Private Adaptation Investment Bootcamp (PrivABoo), a peer-learning platform that targets practitioners such as SMEs, investors, accelerators, and entrepreneurs.
adelphi spearheads the development of a training package focused on mainstreaming gender inclusion in private sector adaptation activities. adelphi is also responsible for developing and delivering a customised training program using interactive hands-on methodology for the PrivABoo SME Core Group, aimed at enhancing their capacity to optimise the interface between adaptation and gender considerations. Ultimately, this initiative aims to accelerate capabilities among participants, enabling them to integrate gender inclusion into their business models and activities. The envisioned outcome is the expansion of gender-inclusive climate adaptation business solutions in the participating countries.