Oct 24, 2023
A roundtable discussion on women’s resilience and adaptation capabilities to climate shocks.
To understand how climate shocks and stresses impact women, the CIFAR Alliance hosted a roundtable discussion with panelists:
AnnRita Njiru - Activator Program Manager, The Rallying Cry
Rohini Kamal - Research Fellow, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD)
Sarah Henry - President, The Global Center for Gender Equality (GCFGE)
Sandra Guzmán Luna - Founder, Grupo de Financiamiento Climático para América Latina y el Caribe (GFLAC)
How gender issues intersect with climate finance, including the challenges and opportunities of investing in climate-smart projects that benefit women and girls.
Explore the gender-related impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations and its intersectionality with race, disability, class, etc.
Examine how Gender shapes the development and adoption of climate-smart innovation
How a Gender and Global Loss and Damage Fund could be tailored to address climate shocks' high impact on women and girls?
Ensuring women's active participation in decision-making processes and access to resources through a loss and damage fund can enhance the effectiveness of adaptation strategies.
Streamlining application and approval procedures for climate funds could help reduce the time and cost for women and community groups to gain access to resources.
Gender-responsive climate innovations can contribute to economic empowerment for women.
Resilience planning must consider race, class, age and disability intersections to address climate-related challenges effectively and equitably.
Watch a recap of the event below.