Call for Applications

InsuResilience Centre of Excellence on Gender-smart Solutions Technical Advisory Facility

Advisory support on Integrating Gender and CDRFI considerations into the Policy Development Process and Content

The InsuResilience Centre of Excellence (‘CoE’) on Gender-smart Solutions Technical Advisory Facility aims to support and scale up the practical application of knowledge resource on gender-smart Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI) solutions. This is in response to an identified need and demand from InsuResilience Members for advice and support on applying this gender-related knowledge in practice. The InsuResilience Global Partnership (IGP) Secretariat, together with a qualified Gender Advisor, will offer the Technical Advisory Facility as a free service with the aim to scale up the practical application of step-by-step guidance material developed on specific topics related to gender-smart CDRFI solutions among IGP members and other interested parties.

This call for applications is for those parties interested in receiving support on Integrating Gender and CDRFI considerations into the Policy Development Process and Content. This support is based on the InsuResilience guidance note, policy brief and policymaker toolkit on the topic.

Target Audience

The target audience for this service are organizations working on climate and disaster risk financing and insurance, or climate and disaster risk management, or climate change adaptation and are currently developing climate and disaster risk finance or insurance policy content, facilitating the policy development engagement and development process within their activities, or are working to adopt a gender lens /integrate gender-responsive approaches into their CDRFI work. This includes national and regional government bodies, private companies, NGOs and CSOs, and implementing bodies and organizations using finance and insurance mechanisms to address climate and disaster risks including in the microinsurance, social protection, and humanitarian sectors.

The support package

Organizations will receive virtual one-on-one tailored advice from an experienced Gender Advisor over a four-month period. Potential areas of support include: Advice on integrating gender-smart CDRFI into national policy; guidance on setting up an institutional coordination mechanism to promote policy coherence on gender-smart CDRFI; advice on adopting a gender lens or a gender-responsive approach to their CDRFI-related work; advice on designing an institutional gender equality and social inclusion strategy; and/or support with designing a stakeholder consultation processes to inform the CDRFI-related policy development process.

Each support package includes:

  • 5 – 8 calls of 45 minutes with a Gender Advisor
  • Gap analysis and recommendations report
  • Individualised action plan tailored to the needs of the entity
  • Documented action plan implementation advice
  • One virtual peer learning workshop
  • Involvement in reporting on the impact of the Technical Advisory Facility through the InsuResilience Centre of Excellence, coordinating reporting with all parties.

Each package will be delivered virtually following a six-step approach: (1) Kick-off, (2) Gap Assessment, (3) Recommendations, (4) Action Plan, (5) Implementation, and (6) Wrap-up and way forward.


The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Willingness and active commitment to carry out the six-step approach to its completion (e.g., by allocating resources and naming a dedicated focal point of contact, invest own resources to support the activities, communicate and promote the advisory support).
  • Applicants should be a registered organisation (and should be able to prove this)
  • Applicants should be working/located in an emerging market.
  • Ideally, applicants are already working with CDRFI, either in the initiation phase or the implementation phase

An initial eligibility check will be applied to all applications. Those applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will be excluded from further consideration. Please note that while membership of the InsuResilience Global Partnership would be an advantage, it is not mandatory.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to receive support on Integrating Gender and CDRFI considerations into the Policy Development Process and Content through the Technical Advisory Facility, please return the completed application form via e-mail to with the following subject line: Technical Advisory Facility – Second Window.

The closing date for applications is 14 April 2023, 23:59 CEST.

For additional information on the advisory services and the application procedure, please contact

Application Form

What is gender-smart Monitoring & Evaluation?

Gender considerations are relevant to M&E at all steps within the CDRFI ‘programme life cycle’. It is essential that M&E systems are established at the design stage (i.e., initiating and planning the programme including defining the scope and the theory of change, results framework, and activities) in ways that facilitate the monitoring of gender-differentiated results. The M&E system for CDRFI programmes determines what types of data and qualitative information are needed, collected and how they are analysed and used.

The M&E system should facilitate a reflection on who is participating and benefitting from investments in CDRFI, and whether the engagement is promoting equality and equity during the implementation stage (i.e. the execution of programme activities). In turn, the gender-differential impact and potential gender-transformative impact of interventions and/or payouts need to be evaluated during the closure or end of the programme (i.e. to assess medium-term results or outcomes, and impacts).

Find our more about gender-smart M&E in this step-by-step guidance note.




This toolkit provides a gender-smart Climate and Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (CDRFI) policy self-assessment framework to identify and analyse the extent to which gender considerations are integrated into your country’s CDRFI-related policies and where there are gaps. This analysis can help you to understand the extent to which gender-based differences in behaviour, risks and vulnerabilities between people are considered within CDRFI-related policies. The findings can assist you to understand gender and CDRF-related policy constraints and enablers and inform recommendations to strengthen the gender-responsiveness of these policies. These recommendations can be drawn on to develop a gender-smart CDRFI action plan. If you work at a regional level, this toolkit will support you to compare gender-smart CDRFI policy actions and gaps between countries at a regional level by aggregating high-level analysis on multiple countries in a given region.

Find our more about the toolkit for policymakers.