Global climate technology cooperation efforts under the UNFCCC as a government funded research institute and the meaning of gender-mainstreaming

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Dr Kim considers global gender mainstreaming efforts needed to advance plans for technology response to climate change, with qualitative and quantitative data using sex-disaggregated information. In Korea, updated Gender Policy and Action Plan for 2020-2023 requires a gender analysis, gender assessment (cause-effect analysis about gender inequality) and gender action plan (detailed plans for activities, sex-disaggregated data (qualitative and quantitative)-based goals and indicators for evaluation) in the proposals for technology projects. There is a growing demand to prepare gender-mainstreaming strategies at the national level. The Korean government should also consider applying gender elements to the global climate technology cooperation processes.

About the presenter

Dr. Hyung-Ju Kim

Director-General, Green Technology Center


Dr. Hyung-Ju Kim is the Director-General of the Green Technology Center (GTC), Korea. GTC is one of twenty-five government research institutes under the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), the Korean focal point for the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism. Dr. Kim has been leading the Center’s core work on climate technology R&D policy research, global technology cooperation on the basis of   developing countries’ needs and matching these to Korean expertise, as well as financial resources. In addition, he has been leading a number of global technology cooperation projects with developing countries, endorsed by UN and other international organizations.

Dr. Kim holds a Doctoral degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering from the Technical University Berlin in Germany and worked as a research fellow at the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan in the United States. He also worked as a Principal Consultant in Sustainability Consulting Team at Samsung SDS before joining the GTC. Dr. Kim has been serving in various advisory roles such as being a trainer, a reviewer and an expert panelist for international cooperation organizations.