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Platforms for the Inclusion of Non-Normative Genders and Sexualities (NNGS) in CCA Policy and Action

Participants : 

  • The University of Auckland - New Zealand
  • University of the Philippines Resilience Institute - Philippines
  • Center for Gender and Disaster, University College London - United Kingdom
  • Resilience Development Initiative - Indonesia
  • Edge Effect - Australia
  • Samoa Fa'afafine Association - Samoa
  • Gender and Disaster Network - United Kingdom

Resilience Development Initiative :

Sources of Funding :

  • Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)


The voices of people who claim non-normative gender and sexual (NNGS) identities have long been silenced, unheard, or, at best, insufficiently heard when it comes to designing policies and actions geared towards adapting to climate change. NNGS groups gather people who do not identify within the heteronormative and/or Western woman-man binary. These groups include LGBTIQ+ minorities as well as non-Western gender identities such as Vaka sa lewa lewa in Fiji, Fa'fafine in Samoa, Waria in Indonesia, and Bakla in the Philippines.

Recent research has indicated that the members of diverse NNGS groups face unique challenges in dealing with climate change as well as other hazards. Therefore, this research underlines the objective to open up and facilitate a transcultural dialogue on CCA between people who claim NNGS identities and between NNGS groups and other stakeholders of CCA by conducting a series of three workshops.

Last updated 25 August 2020

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