Buhari Govt Empowers Women With Stoves
Information reaching Ibom Focus says that Buhari Govt Empowers Women With Stoves
In pursuit of the National Gender Policy on Agriculture and climate change mitigation, the federal ministry of agriculture and rural development yesterday presented clean stoves to women groups and People with Disabilities (PWDs) to further its gender mainstreaming strategies into agriculture.
The gesture was part of the activities at the ongoing workshop organised to equip them with the requisite skills and competencies on mitigation and adaptation strategies to address climate change and its impacts in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs).
Climate impacts are know to have more effects on women and people with disabilities due to their vulnerabilities.
The permanent secretary, ministry of agriculture and rural development, Dr Ernest Umakhihe while declaring the workshop open, noted that the federal government remained committed to the socio-economic empowerment of people with disabilities and women in the sector through the National Gender Policy on Agriculture as a prerequisite for eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable human development.
Dr Umakhihe expressed hope that the outcome of the workshop would lead to tangible commitment and behavioural change including effective gender mainstreaming strategies through adaptation and mitigation strategies to address climate change and its impacts.
Director, of special duties, Mrs Fausat Lawal noted the need to mainstream gender into climate change which implies assessing the implications for women, men including People with disabilities of any planned action and ensuring that their concerns and experiences are taken fully into account in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development activities.