Gender & Risk Finance – How climate risk insurance can turn four women’s lives around

Climate resilience can be built through risk finance helping communities deal with climate shocks and empowering women. This publication presents four different women who, through risk finance, were able to not only survive climate shocks but invest in their futures.

As climate change increases the probability of climate-related disasters, people living in vulnerable areas and whose livelihoods are dependent on the weather grow at risk. For women, this risk increases as climate-related disasters can exacerbate pre-existing inequalities. WFP aims to, among its main goals, to build resilience for all, women, men, girls and boys. This publication showcases four women in Malawi, Guatemala, Madagascar and Nicaragua who thanks to risk finance were able to overcome climate shock, build resilience, and help their families and communities.

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Type of Publication
Country Case Study
Agriculture, Climate & Disaster Risk Reduction/Management, Financial Inclusion
Latin America & Carribean, Sub-Saharan Africa
World Food Programme
English, Spanish