Gender dimension of climate change (case study of Machakos County in Kenya)
The purpose of this research was to determine the effects of climate change on sub- Saharan woman and to examine the strategies that they have employed to mitigate these effects. The study begins by examining climate change and what has been referred to by world leaders as global warming. The hypotheses are clearly outlined and discussed in chapter 1 of the study. The literature review was done with rich source of publications to re-emphasize the fact that their ideologies were in line with the study objectives. This strengthened the study. The literature review focused a lot on the research questions and objectives. Thus, the areas largely explored in the literature review were climate talks, resolutions adopted at the various climate talks and the role of Sub-Saharan Africa in such climate talks. It also explored the adaptation strategies for climate change. The study also explores in detail, global warming and its challenges to a Kenyan woman, with specific reference to women of Machakos County. In addition, the chapter seeks to further enhance the reader’s understanding of global warming by exploring various climate talks. It gives provides an in-depth understanding of global warming, taking the readers through the history of climate change. In conclusion, the study notes that climate change has variously impacted on the Kenyan woman but they have managed to adapt. And the study examines these adaptation strategies. As a result the study recommends that the both national government and county governments need to strengthen women adaptation strategies, so as to enable them respond more effectively to the negative impacts of climate change.