The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has organized n recent years regional meetings on gender and climate change, bringing together policy-makers, gender practitioners and negotiators in order to share capacity and knowledge over these intersections. These meetings most importantly cover gender equality in the context of climate change, the pitfalls and possibilities of gender mainstreaming strategies within the UNFCCC platform and finally, how to develop better tools, knowledge and research to specifically support African women’s work on climate-related matters. Photo credit: WECAN International