Gendered Dimensions in Fishery Dependent Communities in the face of Climate Change

Project leader


Funding source

Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet (VR)

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2012
End date: 31/12/2014
Funding: 3000000 SEK


Research on the linkages between climate change, coastal communities and gender is scarce. We will address this from a marine resource management perspective based on ecosystem goods and services, gendered adaptive capacity and its links to transformative agency. The overall objective is to empirically analyze the aspects above for men and women in tropical seascapes in the face of climate change. The hypothesis is that there are gender differences in resource access, adaptive capacity and transformative agency to tackle the challenges that climate change is forcing. Empirically the research will be based on interview data and a multidisciplinary approach will be used in coastal villages on the islands of Inhaca, Mozambique and Zanzibar, Tanzania. The project will bring insight into the gender aspects in this context and theoretically will make an important contribution by creating a meaningful framework for the gendered analysis of the linkages between gender, marine resources and climate change. In addition it will bridge the resilience, reworking and resistance typology with current research on resilience and transformation towards breaking poverty traps.

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