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Centre of Exclennece Expert DirectoryFinding the right experts for your projects can be challenging. This new Expert Directory is a database under development where experts are invited to create a profile to offer their knowledge, advisory services or speaking roles on the topic of gender and CDRFI. At the same time, projects can use the database to find suitable experts for assignments and cooperation. Discover different people and get in touch with them.

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Illustrations for Free Download

In collaboration with Cartumante, the Centre of Excellence for Gender-smart Solutions has designed illustrations to support awareness raising on issues such as gender inequities, gender discriminatory social norms and reinforcing behaviour, empowerment, and the importance of financial inclusion and climate and disaster risk finance and insurance, among many others. Because of their educational purpose, we are making these illustrations freely available to the public. So you or your organisation can feel free to download the illustrations and use them in your work. Please make sure to always include the reference to the Centre of Excellence on Gender-smart Solutions (CoE) and Cartumante.

African Gender and Disaster Risk Management Platform



African Gender and Disaster Risk Management Platform



The African Gender and Disaster Risk Management Platform is intended to contribute to the development and management of knowledge on the issues of gender and DRM on the continent. The Platform, in line with the African Union Agenda 2063 – The Africa We Want – will help promote the steps the continent is taking to advance the gender aspects of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) issues across the region within the context of the Sendai Framework. The AU and ARC recognise that Gender and DRM are crosscutting development issues that must be addressed to successfully build resilience of Member States and communities. The Platform also serves as a medium for stakeholders to increase their know-how in regard to the practical steps for gender mainstreaming in DRM, and as a mechanism for knowledge development and sharing, policy dialogue and advocacy on gender transformative DRR approaches. established to help African governments improve their capacities to better plan, prepare, and respond to extreme weather events and natural disasters.

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LIVE TALK Series on Gender and Climate Risk Finance and Insurance

Community LIVE TALK

InsuResilience Global Partnership / FARM-D



The InsuResilience Secretariat is happy to announce its third LIVE TALK within a series on Gender and Climate Risk Finance focused on How to implement gender-related Climate Risk Finance commitments and strategies on the ground? held on 11 March 2021, 14:30 – 16:00 (CET).  

The LIVE TALK is organized and promoted by FARM-D and the InsuResilience Global Partnership within the framework of their engagement together with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). 

International policy frameworks have placed climate and disaster risk finance and insurance (CDRFI) firmly on the international agenda. These frameworks also acknowledge the relevance of gender sensitive and responsive approaches to mitigate existing gender inequalities and take climate change action towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this context there is a consensus underlining a clear imperative to consider the gender-dimensions of climate risk in finance and insurance. As such, gender-responsive CDRFI lies at the convergence of multiple international policy priorities and global commitments framed by the SDGs. For example, climate change; disaster risk reduction; inclusive finance, agriculture and social protection. Moreover, each theme is rooted in its own set of international frameworks and processes, such as the UNFCCC and its Gender Action Plan.  

At a national level these entry points converge and are translated in national policies and strategies, and in turn rendered into practice at an institutional level in the provision of CDRFI. While there are existing good practices, there is the opportunity to convene multiple stakeholders with diverse entry points to CDRFI to share experiences. Moreover, there is an urgent need to address challenges that exist in terms of policy coherence and implementation on the ground and identify practice gaps that could hinder progress on the ground. This webinar seeks to explore these themes. 

LIVE TALK Objectives:  

  1. Explore how gender-responsive CDRFI lies at the intersection of various international policy commitments and agendas and identify gaps; 
  2. Identify existing approaches, challenges and opportunities for how international gender-related CDRFI policy commitments and strategies are implemented in practice at a national and institutional level;  
  3. Gather input for the development of practitioner-driven guidance on translating international and institutional (CDRFI) gender commitments and strategies into action on the ground; a policy brief on how international gender and CDRFI policy agendas intersect and recommendations for further policy coherence. 

At the start of the session, a presentation will be provided to highlight examples of international policy entry points for the CDRFI and gender agenda. Followed by two panel discussions: 

Session 1: Gender and CDRFI: Converging international policy agendas 

Interactive panel discussion on the various policy entry points to the topic of gender-responsive CDRFI. Panellists from multiple policy entry points will set out and reflect on how gender and CDRFI are reflected in their respective international policy commitments and actions, where there are gaps and recommendations for further policy coherence and action to   ensure that CDRFI reaches poor and vulnerable women as well as men in developing countries. 

Session 2: Translating Policy Commitments into Practice  

Interactive panel discussion on implementing international gender commitments in practice. This session will consider two angles of translating diverse international policy commitments related to gender and CDRFI at a national level and institutional level.  The discussion will start from considering the national policy perspective and how gender and CDRFI are integrated into NDCs, NAPs and national green growth/ economic, financial inclusion and disaster management, and social protection strategies, to ensure that CDRFI reaches poor and vulnerable women as well as men in developing countries. In turn, it will explore institutional approaches to translating international gender and CDRFI commitments in inclusive climate action and CDRFI in practice and successful approaches and challenges, as well as practice gaps. 

Should you want to review previous LIVE TALKs, please follow the links below: 

  • LIVE  TALK 01 on ‘Integrating gender-responsive strategies into Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance solutions’, please follow the link to a recording and report. 
  • LIVE TALK 02 on ‘Demonstrating Impact: How to monitor and evaluate gender-responsive Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance?’ please follow the link to the recording and report 

To participate in the LIVE TALK, please sign up here.   

Date: 11 March 2021 

Time: 14:30 – 16:00 (CET)  

For more information, please visit the FARM-D platformhere. 

Chatham House Webinar: Climate Action and Gender Equality: Can We Close One Gap Without the Other?

Chatham House



In partnership with the COP26 presidency, policymakers and experts examine the interrelationship between gender equality and climate action, and highlight innovative examples of policy and practice from around the world.

Marking International Women’s Day, this event organized by the COP26 presidency in partnership with Chatham House, will explore how gender equality and climate action go hand-in-hand. The agreement of the Gender Action Plan (GAP) at COP25 sent the message that the time for gender-responsive climate action is now.

This will be a unique opportunity to hear from policymakers and civil society leaders discussing whether enough is being done, as well as highlighting cutting-edge work around the world and suggesting what the future could hold.

The event will be livestreamed on this event page.

Date: 8 March 2021 

Time: 14:30 – 16:00 (GMT)  

For more information, please visit the CHATHAM HOUSE website here

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