Project: Social-ecological relations and gender equality: Dynamics and processes for transformational change across scales.

Acronym SEQUAL (Reference Number: GNP-168)
Project Topic The SEQUAL research project addresses the call topic 3.1 Gender Dimension In Climate Behaviour and Decision-Making. Focusing on the sector of natural resource management we investigate gender differences in participation and leadership in climate related processes - everyday practices, decision-making and adaptation strategies - at all levels in society. We extend the frontiers of research in this field to a focus on why gender differences occur, how they are produced and reproduced and their social location (where). We conduct top-down discourse analysis of policy on climate change and gender equality in natural resource management across three countries, Norway, Sweden and Spain. We ground truth our policy analysis through qualitative case studies across national borders in reindeer herding in the Arctic, community farming in the Pyrenees and dry forest communities in Burkina Faso. We then focus on interactions between levels through comparative analysis across case studies and policy. The overall vision of the SEQUAL research project is understanding connections and flows of power to dig deep into processes of climate change and gender relations, and address these issues as social, ecological and political processes across borders and across scales. Our research is framed conceptually as investigations of discourse (politics and power), and processes (the dynamics and effects of flows of power) between and across scales, operating in social-ecological systems.
Network GENDER NET Plus
Call 1st Joint Call on Gender and UN Sustainable Development Goals

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Stockholm University Coordinator Sweden
2 Nordland Research Institute Partner Norway
3 Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya Partner Spain