Only One Earth: Perspectives on the Interlinkages between Gender and Environment

June 7, 2022 | 14:00 h - 15:30 h

Virtual panel on Gender and Environment on the occasion of World Environment Day 2022*

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PROGRAM (you can also print or download the program and info (pdf) here):

14:00-14:10 h Welcome and key notes (Dennis L. Avilés Irahola, ZEF Gender Group co-coordinator)

14:10- 15:05 h Presentations by the four panellists on the link between gender equality and environmental action in their thematic and geographic area of work and what is still missing to make “One Earth” a reality without gender-based obstacles for all.

Our four guest panellists are:

  1. Perspectives from Cameroon: Dr Stephanie Mvodo, Lecturer and Researcher with the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, University of Buea, Cameroon (;
  2. Perspectives from India: Dr. Amrita Sen, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (with PhD candidate Ms Madhubarna), (;
  3. Perspectives from Colombia: Samanta Arango, Anthropologist, activist and communications coordinator at Amar Es Más (NGO) (Samanta.arango2(at)
  4. Perspectives from Germany: Dr. Holger Kirscht, Social Science and Gender Expert at - International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) (

Panel moderation: Sanjana Rajasekar, Subash Surendran Padmaja (ZEF Junior Researchers)
Panel format: Each 8-minute presentation is followed by a 5-minute Q&A by the organizers

15:05-15:25 h: Questions and comments from the audience.

15:25-15:30 h: Closing words.


  • We want to celebrate World Environment Day (June 5), the biggest international day for the environment. Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and held annually since 1974, it has grown to be the largest global platform for environmental outreach.
  • World Environment Day 2022 is hosted by Sweden. “Only One Earth" is the campaign slogan, with the focus on “Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature”. See:
  • At this event, we highlight the gender dimensions of climate change and ecological destruction, in both their causes and their consequences, as well as the relationship between gender equality and a healthy environment.
  • Regional experiences have much to reveal on the role of researchers in enhancing gender-related critical views and actions toward a transition to a more just world.


  • To raise awareness of the links between environmental conflicts and gender gaps in power and opportunities for environmental action,
  • To disseminate good practices of gender-sensitive research to end deforestation, protect wildlife species, combat and adapt to climate change and others related to a healthy environment,
  • To provide a platform for researchers to discuss their experiences in incorporating gender-lens into environmental-related research towards more just and cleaner lifestyles.


ZEF Gender Group: Thematic group on gender and environment: Sanjana Rajasekar, Subash Surendran Padmaja, Marina Covaleva & Irene Awino Ojuok (ZEF Junior Researchers, members of the ZEF Gender Group) & Girma Kelboro Mensuro and Dennis Avilés Irahola.


You can also print or download the program and info (pdf) here.

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