Papua New Guinea
Preventing climate-induced conflicts through empowered women leadership
The Preventing Climate-Induced Conflicts Through Empowered Women Leadership project is jointly implemented by UNDP and IOM with the aim of empowering women leadership in climate-induced conflict prevention to reduce the risk exposure of vulnerable local communities. The project will support women leaders to be conflict-sensitive community resilience activists through training, sharing best practices, strengthening inclusive peacebuilder networks, and advancing gender equality.
Targeting communities at risk of heightened climatic variability coupled with the physical and social consequences, the project leverages on empowered women leadership to support the enhancement of community resilience in confronting climate shocks while actively reducing the risk of climate-induced conflicts through the facilitated development of enhanced Community Peace For Development Plans (CPDP) with target communities as well as the implementation of priority actions identified in individual CPDPs.
The project is also focused on addressing knowledge gaps within the climate-gender-conflict nexus given its increased relevance within the prevention agenda with the aim of integration with development of local and provincial frameworks through gendered analyses and assessments, and climate and gender-sensitive peace and security strategies.
Outcome 1: Increased active participation of women in communities in community action to mitigate climate-induced conflict risks.
Outcome 2: Communities and households have improved resilience to manage risks and mitigate shocks from conflict and human induced/natural disasters.
1. Capacity of women community leadership particularly in climate-induced conflicts and in the development of climate adaptation measures is strengthened.
2. Impact of climate variability and risk of climate-induced conflicts for women is reduced.
3. Provincial policies and strategic frameworks are informed by climate-induced peace and security risks.
• Project Start Date: December 2021
• Project End Date: June 2023
• Hela and Southern Highlands provinces of Papua New Guinea
• Peacebuilding and Post-Conflict Recovery
• Hela Province
• Southern Highlands Province
• Hela Provincial Government
• Southern Highlands Provincial Government
Donor(s): Peacebuilding Fund (PBF)
Budget: USD 1,000,000 (UNDP’s allocation)
Project Duration: Eighteen Months
Highlands Joint Programme Coordinator