The Climate Justice programme is launching a new Climate Justice Feminist Participatory Action Research (CJ-FPAR) for 2019-2021! 

Seven grassroots organisations have been selected to take part in this new round of CJ FPAR. This year, the CJ FPAR focuses on the theme ‘Feminist Fossil Fuel Free Futures Sub-Grants for NDC Monitoring and Equity’. The 18 month programme aims to develop capacity, tools and resources by women movements and strengthen women’s movements to conduct FPAR on Nationally Determined Contributions monitoring and their respective Gender safeguards, adhere to 5Fs framework, enabling just and equitable transition from fossil fuel based economies.

Feminist Participatory Action Research (FPAR) is rooted in movement building. Through FPAR women collect evidence about what is happening in their communities and collectively take action. FPAR is conducted by and for women. With strong, locally produced research and documented evidence, women challenge rights violation and gendered power imbalances. FPAR is a potent tool for enabling women to take control of development agendas and programmes that are affecting their lives. 

The following organisations were selected to participate in this programme:

Forests and Farmers Foundation (FFF), Thailand

FFF is a local NGO working with grassroots local communities, mainly farmers and women who have been negatively impacted by forest plans and conservation policies. Their work is based on action research, campaign and advocacy focusing on forests, land, mining, natural disasters and climate justice issues. Their recent action research is on identification of local vulnerability to impacts of climate change to produce a policy brief on climate vulnerability.

Kelompok Studi dan Pengembangan Prakarsa Masyarakat (KSPPM), Indonesia

KSPPM is a local network widely representing indigenous communities particularly peasants and farmers in fighting for land rights, preservation of customary values and protecting the natural environment. KSPPM empowers the communities in dealing with the state and private corporations operating in the area; facilitating programs aimed at improving economic and productive capacities of local communities; developing activities focusing on preserving their social bonds and cultural inheritance; and conducting campaigns and activities against environmental degradation.

Sindh Community Foundation (SCF), Pakistan

SCF is an NGO founded by social and human rights activists. It has CSO observer accreditation with Green Climate Fund and also a member of Global Disaster Risk Reduction Network. SCF has a track record to implement advocacy program on Climate change, SRHR, women and girls’ empowerment, campaigning, training and action research on environment and climate change and gender based violence, good governance and human rights, child rights and women’s rights. 

Women Network for Energy and Environment (WoNEE), Nepal

WoNEE is a grassroots organization of women which is working to support women human rights in energy and environment. They are a national network of grassroots women working in women’s economic empowerment across Nepal in energy and environment sector. WoNEE is continuously working on advocacy to increase women’s role in decision making process on energy and environment sector through capacity building, promoting enterprises, increasing access on investment opportunity and benefit sharing. 

Kadamay – National Alliance of Filipino Urban Poor, Philippines

They are the largest alliance of urban poor Filipinos in the country, carrying out a long-term struggle for the eradication of poverty and for a just, free, and prosperous society. Founded in 1998 by several national alliances coming together to focus building and harnessing the strength of the urban poor through organising. Chapters of Kadamay are all over the country and represented mainly by women. Kadamay is a member of the International Alliance of Inhabitants, a global network of housing rights activists and the International League of People’s Struggles or ILPS, an anti-imperialist formation of people’s organizations and institutions. 

Center for Regional Science and Development (CRSD), Kyrgyzstan

The organisation has experience in monitoring and tracking the distribution of resources from the state budget and development funds in the region. During 2014-2015, they worked in Issyk-Kul region with local communities on the issue of transparency of distribution of funds from the Issyk-Kul development fund. They focus on the development of regional studies in the Kyrgyz Republic and Central Asia, transition to sustainable development; doing policy research and analysis of regional development processes; and promoting accountability and transparency in the provision of state and municipal services.

Centre for Social Research and Development (CSRD), Vietnam

CSRD is a self-funded non-government organisation with a mission to protect the natural environment and seek justice for poor and vulnerable people. It works with communities to make them more resilient in the face of threats from industrial development, climate change, hydropower construction, agribusiness and gender inequality. The main focus for their next three year plan is enhancing the participation of communities on natural resource governance, especially water and fishery in affected areas by hydropower development. CSRD is the coordination organisation of Vietnam’s River Network (VRN) in the Central and Central Highlands regions.