Gender Dynamics of Climate Change in Ghana: An Intersectional Perspective.

Author:

Dzah, E. D. E.

Editor:

First

Date:

2011

Region:

Africa

Theme:

Gender, Disaster and Intersectionality

Language:

English

Publisher:

International Institute of Social Studies

Full Harvard Reference:

Dzah, E. D. E. (2011). Gender Dynamics of Climate Change in Ghana: An Intersectional Perspective. Master Dissertation, The Hague: Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

This thesis explores the intersectional vulnerabilities faced by women and men as a result of climate change in the agricultural sector in Ghana. Using qualitative methodologies, the author focuses on the definitions of ‘gender’ and ‘gender inequality’ within climate change policies, and examines to what extent these policies reflect the perceptions and intersectional experience of male and female farmers. The study argues that climate change policies must consider the experiences and vulnerabilities faced by multiple social identities to better understand actors’ adaptive behaviours. This would lead to better suited policies to adapt to climate change and its impacts.