Friday, 13 November 2015 00:00

PAKLIM Proves Commitment on Gender

In all development activities, all German international cooperation commits to promote gender equality. To support this commitment, GIZ Indonesia hosted Gender competition for GIZ Indonesia, Timor-Leste and ASEAN with the theme of “Communicating Gender”. Through this competition, PAKLIM as part of GIZ Indonesia intended to prove its commitment on gender and to show how far gender promotion activities have been implemented and reached. Through a short essay on gender approach titled “Gender mainstreaming project management for improved climate”, PAKLIM won third prize for Gender Marker 1 category. PAKLIM integrates gender on its climate change strategy through gender working group and provides gender tools for internal staffs and PAKLIM counterparts to ensure gender equality in project implementation and climate strategy implementation. In Morrissey Hotel, Jakarta, 21 October 2015, Gender Working Group Indonesia, Timor Leste and ASEAN hosted official award ceremony for “Communicating Gender” participated by GIZ Indonesian and Timor Leste projects. In the award ceremony, PAKLIM along with other winners had the honour to accept the award directly from Peter Palesch, Country Directur GIZ Indonesia, Timor Leste and ASEAN. The first and second prize in the gender competition Gender Marker 1 went to Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) Indonesia dan Sustainable Management of Agro-Biodiversity Timor-Leste. The winners from category Gender Marker 0 are: first winner Advisory and Training for the Maritime Sector from Timor-Leste, second winner The Global Climate Change Alliance Programme from Timor-Leste, and third winner Joint Project Administration from Timor-Leste. In its opening, Peter Palesch hoped that there will be more GIZ development projects competing to promote gender equality. Nadja Jabonwski as the representative Gender Working Group Indonesia, ASEAN, and Timor Leste said that through this competition, gender could gain more attention in projects relating to environment and climate change. For PAKLIM, this award is not the end of the process of gender integration towards development, but a start for a more balanced and fair development process. PAKLIM believes that gender equality is not about men and women, but about how to give equal rights and equal access, reduce gaps and give opportunity for active and positive contribution from men and women. References: and