Live TALK Series on Gender and Climate Risk Finance and Insurance: How to implement gender-related climate risk finance commitments and strategies on the ground?

Link to Report of LIVE TALK 03

Link to the recording of LIVE TALK 03

The InsuResilience Secretariat is happy to publish the report on the key outcomes from its third LIVE TALK on How to implement gender-related Climate Risk Finance commitments and strategies on the ground? held on 11 March 2021. 

The LIVE TALK was 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 was provided to highlight examples of international policy entry points for the CDRFI and gender agenda. This was followed by two panel sessions: 

Session 1: Gender and CDRFI: Converging international policy agendas 

Session 1 was an interactive panel discussion on the various policy entry points to the topic of gender-responsive CDRFI. Panellists from multiple policy entry points set out and reflected on how gender and CDRFI are present in their respective international policy commitments and actions and where there are gaps. They provided 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  

Session 2 was an interactive panel discussion on implementing international gender commitments in practice. This session considered two angles of translating diverse international policy commitments related to gender and CDRFI at a national level and institutional level.  The discussion started by 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. It then turned to exploring institutional approaches to translating international gender and CDRFI commitments into inclusive climate action and CDRFI in practice and successful approaches and challenges, as well as practice gaps. 


Type of Publication
Event Report
Agriculture, Climate & Disaster Risk Reduction/Management, Climate Policy, Financial Inclusion
InsuResilience Global Partnership / FARM-D