Following the three-year pilot initiative of the Global Support Programme (GSP) for supporting integration of gender equality considerations into climate reporting in the Western Balkan Countries and Lebanon, the Republic of North Macedonia has prepared and implemented its first action plan on gender and climate change. A systematic approach was undertaken to introduce measures and models for strengthening the institutional capacities on gender and climate change on several levels.
To support the process of integration of climate change into national gender policies and vice versa, gender equality considerations into climate reporting, understanding perception of people from our country facing the actual effects of climate change is of special importance.
Thus, UNDP in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in the past period has been actively working on creating an instrument that will enable to understand the perception of men and women regarding climate change.
The innovative micro-narrative research tool is designed to capture people's real-life experiences as well as collect standard demographic data. The questionnaire consists of three parts, in the first part you share your story, in the second you mark with a dot the things that influenced that same event and in the third part there are several questions that are answered by ticking one or more options. The subject of interest of the created questionnaire is not the percentages and the majority, nor the popularity of certain solutions, but on the contrary, most important are the experiences and stories that will enable understanding of the problems related to gender and climate change in people. In this way, this method complements the traditional consultative method with representatives of associations, associations and organizations.