Publishers of Gender-Environment Data

The selected literature shows a significant trend: most of the institutions producing knowledge on gender and the environment are based in, or primarily operate within, the Global North. This finding spans over 133 peer-reviewed journals or book publishers, and over 65 organizations creating gray literature reports.

The top five journals contributing to this literature are primarily led by institutions based in the Global North. Notably, Oxfam International, despite moving its headquarters from the UK to Kenya in 2017, remains a top contributor.

As for gray literature, the leading publishers are mostly based in the Global North as well, with three out of five being from this region. These organizations include The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO), and Heinrich Böll Stiftung Foundation. However, also notable are the contributions of organizations such as The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), based in Thailand, and UN Women, a global institution.

This information highlights the potential for strategic partnerships between Global North and Global South organizations to ensure a diverse representation in gender and environment studies.

Organizations, Networks &  Agencies involved in producing Gender and Environment Data & Knowledge

Below you’ll find an initial list of organizations involved in producing gender and environment data and knowledge, as identified through GEDA’s benchmarking research. It should not be considered a fully exhaustive list. This represents a starting point for mapping the landscape of actors engaged with gender-environment data and knowledge. No assessment of the organizations is provided here – the purpose is simply to document where information is coming from for future reference. In the coming years, GEDA hopes to further build out this list by engaging with additional organizations doing relevant work in this space. GEDA welcomes input on any key organizations missing from this list as we collectively work to strengthen gender-environment data ecosystems. 

Feminist & Women’s Networks or Organizations

  • The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), Thailand
  • Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW), Malaysia [GEDA Member]

  • Australian Feminist Foreign Policy Coalition, Australia

  • Data2X [GEDA Member]

  • DIVA for Equality [GEDA Member]

  • Edge Effect


  • Equal Measures 2030

  • Feminist Green New Deal Coalition [GEDA Member Affiliated Network]

  • FEMNET: The African Women’s Development and Communication Network, Kenya

  • Fos Feminista, USA

  • GenderCC [GEDA Member]

  • Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA)  [GEDA Member Affiliated Network]

  • International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA), Australia [GEDA Member]

  • Pacific Feminist Forum 2023

  • Rainbow Pride Foundation Fiji

  • Women and Gender Constituency [GEDA Member Affiliated Network] 

  • Women Delegates Fund, Women Delegates Program  [GEDA Member Affiliated Network]

  • Women Deliver [GEDA Member]

  • Women Environmental Programme (WEP), Nigeria [GEDA Member]

  • Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN), USA [GEDA Member]

  • Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO), USA [GEDA Co-convener]

  • Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development [GEDA Member]

Research Institutes & Think Tanks

  • Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research
  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR/CGIAR), Indonesia
  • Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)/ SouthSouthNorth, South Africa
  • The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), USA
  • DRR Dynamics Ltd
  • European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
  • German Development Institute, Germany
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA
  • International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UK  [GEDA Member]
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada [GEDA Member]
  • Nigerian Environmental Study Action Team (NEST), Nigeria
  • Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK 
  • South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), South Africa
  • Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden
  • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Sweden
  • Value for Women Ltd., UK
  • World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Kenya
  • World Resources Institute, USA [GEDA Member]

Local, National, or Regional CSOs/NGOs/Networks

  • Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE), Uganda
  • Asia Disaster Risk Reduction Network, Asia Pacific
  • Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA), South Asia
  • Environmental Development Action in the Third World (ENDA), Senegal
  • The Pacific Community (SPC) 
  • Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PANAP), Malaysia
  • Public Health Institute (PHI), USA
  • Resources for the Future (RFF), USA
  • Sawit Watch, Indonesia
  • SIBAT, Philippines 
  • Sierra Club, USA

Global CSOs/NGOs

  • ABANTU for Development
  • Action Against Hunger
  • ActionAid
  • Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, Aspen Institute
  • BSR
  • CARE
  • Christian Aid [GEDA member]
  • Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE)
  • Forest Peoples Programme
  • Friends of the Earth
  • LifeMosaic
  • Minority Rights Group International
  • Oxfam
  • Plan International
  • Refugees International
  • Root Capital

Government Agencies

  • The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), Germany

  • Department for International Development (DFID), UK

  • Embassy of France in Chile

  • European Institute for Gender Equality, European Union (EU)

  • European Parliament

  • Government of Canada

  • International Development Research Centre, Canada

  • US Agency for International Development (USAID), USA [GEDA Member]

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, USA

  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Sweden 


  • Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR), Coventry University in the UK
  • Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), jointly hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Leeds
  • The Environment for Development initiative (EfD), School of Business, Economics, and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS), Georgetown University, USA
  • Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE, UK
  • Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF), University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Institute of Development Studies, UK
  • Institute of Gender and Development Studies, The University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK


  • Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation, Germany
  • Global Greengrants Fund [GEDA Member] 
  • Heinrich Boell Foundation, Germany [GEDA Member]
  • The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Greece
  • Mary Robinson Foundation, Ireland
  • OAK Foundation, Switzerland
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Germany

Inter-governmental & Multilateral Organizations

  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • Asian Development Bank
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Switzerland [GEDA Co-convener]
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • World Bank

United Nations Entities

  • Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

  • UN Habitat

  • UN Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN)

  • UN Women [GEDA Member]


  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) [GEDA Member]

  • United Nations – Viet Nam

  • UNFCCC [GEDA Member]

  • World Food Programme (WFP)

  • World Meteorological Organization

This research was conducted through the GEDA Technical Guidance and Data Mapping consultancy led by Trimita Chakma and Bea Moraras, outlined under A Snapshot of Gender-Environment Data. For more information on the consultants, please read their interview for the GEDA Insights Newsletter. 

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