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2018 PEP Policy Forum

Women, children and climate change
Designing an economic policy research agenda

June 13, 2018 | Bangalore, India

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. It has implications on all dimensions of welfare, livelihoods and economic prospects. These effects are felt by all countries, but developing countries are the hardest hit. Within them, the most vulnerable populations—especially women and children—are impacted the most.

The effects of climate change differ from one population to another, depending on a number of factors. Gaining a deeper understanding of how different populations will be affected or respond to these challenges is crucial to informing the design of policies and interventions that can support mitigation and adaptation effectively. Furthermore, recognizing women and children as proactive agents of change will lead to more sustainable and equitable interventions.

Convening a dialogue to share existing knowledge and identify key information gaps

As part of its 2018 Annual Conference, PEP is inviting policy actors, development partners and international experts from around the world to a special forum to define priority issues for an effective and inclusive policy research agenda on “women, children and climate change”. The discussion will concentrate on how children and women in developing countries are affected by and respond to climate change effects, as well as the policy needs and perspectives that researchers should understand before engaging in related studies.

As is the case of all PEP annual conferences, the event will also present an opportunity for local and international experts from different fields to come together and share their perspectives on this common yet multifaceted challenge.

To maximize the impact of this event, the conclusions will be synthesized and publicized widely by PEP. They will also inform a prospective agenda for future PEP research initiatives. Read the 2018 PEP Policy Forum Concept Note.


Join the discussion and share your views

We invite you to joint the discussion and share your thoughts using #PEPConf2018 on Facebook and Twitter (@PEPnetwork).

#PEPConf2018 will pull together updates and images from all social media channels, creating a dynamic real-time dialogue between participants.
 

Live broadcast 

Listen live to the presentations and discussions on this page, using the player below.
Following the event, you will be able to download the broadcast from PEP's Mixlr showreel.

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Event program

Time zone: UTC+5.30 Bangalore, India

8:30-9:00    Arrival & registration

09:00   Welcome remarks and official opening

Jane Mariara, Executive Director of PEP
Mustapha Nabli, Chair of the PEP Board of Directors
- Arjan de Haan, Employment and Growth program leader, IDRC
Shailesh Nayak, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies

09:30-12:00   Children and Climate Change

                       Moderated by Neeta Goel, Senior Evaluation Specialist, 3ie, India

9:30-10:30   Panel disucssion

  • Panelists propose and discuss key policy research issues and evidence gaps
  • Q&A with audience

Panel
        - Paul Mitchell, Climate Change Manager, Save the Children, Australia
        - Sudeshna Chatterjee, CEO, Action for Children’s Environments, India
        - Nicholas Rees, Policy Specialist (Climate and Economic Analysis), UNICEF

10:30-11:00   Coffee break and group photo

11:00-12:00   Breakout session

Audience grouped in tables by research method, to discuss best research approach(es) to address one or more key issues identified by panelists.

Table chairs/secretaries present the group’s suggestions.

12:00  Lunch break

13:30-16:00  Women and Climate Change

                      Moderated by Nancy Spence, Director, ESDA, Canada

13:30-14:30   Panel disucssion

  • Panelists propose and discuss key policy research issues and evidence gaps
  • Q&A with audience

Panel
        - Jyoti Parikh, Executive Director, IRADe, India
        - Nishtha Satyam, Deputy Country Representative, UN Women India
        - Bijal Brahmbhatt, Director, MHT, India

14:30-15:00   Coffee break

15:00-16:00   Breakout session

Audience grouped in tables by research method, to discuss best research approach(es) to address one or more key issues identified by panelists.

Table chairs/secretaries present the group’s suggestions.

16:00-16:15   Closing remarks

Swapna Mukhopadhyay, former President of the PEP Scientific Committee

Find out more in the 2018 PEP Policy Forum concept note.

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