LIVE TALK 06: Exploring New Frontiers in Gender-Smart Climate and Disaster Risk Finance Policymaking: A Toolkit
Explore new frontiers in gender-smart CDRFI policy making: existing policy examples, practice gaps, and future opportunities to achieve improved gender equality results.
Prioritization of Territorial Areas for Implementing Inclusive Climate Risk Transfer Mechanisms. Colombia as a Case Study
The methodologies for prioritizing populated areas regarding the implementation of risk transfer schemes are still limited due to the exclusion of social components. This research proposes a methodology for prioritizing territorial areas when implementing Climate Risk Transfer Mechanisms (CRTM) using the differential risk transfer approach and considering three Colombian regions as a case study. In order to achieve this, we…
2023 GENDER SOCIAL NORMS INDEX (GSNI)
Gender bias is a pervasive problem worldwide. The Gender Social Norms Index (GSNI) quantifies biases against women, capturing people’s attitudes on women’s roles along four key dimensions: political, educational, economic and physical integrity. The index, covering 85 percent of the global population, reveals that close to 9 out of 10 men and women hold fundamental biases against women. Nearly half the world’s…
News article & Blog
CLIMATE RESILIENCE THROUGH FINANCIAL SERVICES: FARZANA’S STORY
Before Cyclone Aila, which tore through southwest Bangladesh in 2009, Farzana and her family farmed a small tranche of land in the Khulna Division in the delta of Bangladesh, where they made an income growing rice, mangos, and lemons. The storm significantly impacted agricultural land and communities, and Farzana and her family were no exception. The embankments around Farzana’s home…
Working Paper & Policy Brief
BOLSTERING WOMEN’S CLIMATE RESILIENCE AND ADAPTATION THROUGH FINANCIAL SERVICES
This working paper illustrates how women are differently impacted by climate change and how financial services can play a better role in strengthening their autonomous adaptive capacities to climate change. This is explored through illustrative examples of gendered impact when women face climate shocks and stresses that affect health, agricultural livelihoods, and women-owned businesses.
Country Case Study
Family Insurance to Expand Drought Protection to Women in Kenya’s Arid Rangelands
Pastoralist communities, who rely on livestock for their livelihoods, are particularly vulnerable to extreme drought which is becoming more common due to climate change. Index-based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) has proven vital in these communities but has not appealed to women because in most cases men control the family’s livestock and the insurance payments for losses. Family Insurance is built on…