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A café des sciences has been organised the 21st of July 2009 in the Azalai’s garden, during the 3rd International AMMA conference in Ouagadougou with the aim to discuss around two interrogations :


- What is the place of women in scientific disciplines covered by the program?
- What is the role of a research community in the awareness campaign of vulnerable population about the climate change?
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Five women have lead this café :


- Marie-Christine Dufresne

- Aïda Diongue-Niang

- Nancy Akinyi Omolo

- Awa Niang-Fall

- Regina Folorunsho is Chief Research Scientist at the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (Nigeria). To read their intervention, click here

- Aminata NDIAYE, Maître de Conférences, Laboratoire de Climatologie du Département de Géographie à l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar (Senegal), has participated from a distance to this "café des sciences" that is why this contribution was writing (In French) ici


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Every one has presented their work and specialities to engage a discussion around the theme "What are the actions that the scientists should develop to contribute to a women effective commitment in Africa in front of the climate variability, as much in the scientific activities than socials implications ?".

Everyone explained how they are implicated in the questions of the women place in science.
Numerous spectators interventions have punctuated these introductions, more than 30th people were assisting and participating to the debate. In their majority, they were telling their experiences and their actions to develop, according to particularities met in each country, an activities recognition or a thinking on these questions.
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You will find on these pages, links for informative documents on gender in the global climate change context :


-  Training Manual on Gender and Climate Change:
The idea was to propose a practical tool to increase the capacity of policy and decision makers to develop gender-responsive climate change policies and strategies.
This manual has been produced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in partnership with the Gender and Water Alliance, ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) as part of the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA).

Some articles detailed with figures :

- Two publications from UICN:


-  Women still absent in climate change debate

-  Women feel the heat of climate change

- One publication from FAO (in French) : Changement climatique: un autre défi pour la parité homme-femme. Agriculteurs et agricultrices sont diversement affectés

- A Press Release from IFAP, a global network of farmers’ organizations, 15th of october 2008 (In French) Changement climatique: les femmes rurales apportent des solutions

-  Women for climate justice
Gendercc - women for climate justice is the global network of women and gender activists and experts from all world regions working for gender and climate justice.

-  OXFAM publications on the links between Climate and Gender.
Gender & development Ten articles about the importance to take in account gender issues in the climate change studies.

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