Niagara College continues to support projects around the world focusing on gender equality.
Recently, NC collaborated with the Government of Saint Lucia to support the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) project, Enabling Gender-Responsive Disaster Recovery, Climate and Environmental Resilience (EnGenDER), which benefits nine Caribbean countries.
According to the recently released Saint Lucia’s First National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Progress Report, NC helped identify the links between gender and climate change in education, energy and infrastructure, health, resilient ecosystems, spatial planning, and tourism sectors. The institutional and policy reviews carried out by NC also focused on assessing Saint Lucia`s capacities and gaps in addressing gender-responsive sector planning and developing relevant gender-responsive guidelines and tools for developing Sectoral Adaptation Strategies and Action Plans (SASAPs).
These analyses were able to point out recommendations on how to prioritize, implement, monitor, and evaluate gender-responsive climate action. The new SASAPs to be developed in the next reporting period will incorporate the recommendations. The current progress report covers the period from 2018 to 2021.
NC started working with the Government of Saint Lucia on this project in December 2020 through the contract entitled, Sector-Wide Gender Assessments and Guidelines for Gender-responsive SASAP Development. By contributing to this project, NC continues to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG number five, Gender Equality. Previously, NC also participated in a Caribbean Development Bank-funded project to enhance the Government of Saint Lucia’s gender equality priorities in 2019.
Over the past 20 years, Niagara College has successfully completed more than 100 capacity building and training projects in over 25 countries, including Barbados, Bhutan, Chile, Colombia, Grenada, Jamaica, Malawi, Mexico, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Vietnam. For more information on Global Education and Partnerships and how to get involved, visit ncglobal.ca.