Exploring New Frontiers in Gender-Smart Climate and Disaster Risk Finance Policymaking: A Toolkit
8 March 2023, 14:30- 15:30 (CET)
About the Webinar
This is the sixth session of a LIVE TALK series on Gender and Climate Risk Finance jointly hosted by the InsuResilience Global Partnership, the InsuResilience Centre of Excellence on Gender-smart Solutions and the Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development (FARM-D) within the framework of their engagement together with the Platform for Agricultural Risk Management (PARM) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Policy frameworks that incorporate and enable Climate and Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (CDRFI) instruments have the potential to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. When the content of CDRFI-related policies is created through inclusive participatory processes and accounts for gender factors, it can protect lives and livelihoods. It can also overcome historic gender biases and current inequalities. For instance, such policies can support gender-equitable benefits from macro-level risk-transfer schemes, or they can promote the market development of meso- and micro-level CDRFI instruments to close the gender-protection gap. But what are the opportunities and practical steps policymakers can take to ensure CDRFI-related policies fulfill this potential?
This webinar explores new frontiers in gender-smart CDRFI policy making: existing policy examples, practice gaps, and future opportunities to achieve improved gender equality results. The discussion will draw on the Toolkit for Policymakers: A gender-responsive approach for CDRFI, recently published by the InsuResilience Centre of Excellence on Gender-smart Solutions (CoE). This toolkit was created to support policymakers and their advisors to identify existing gender practices and gaps in national CDRFI-related policies and develop recommendations to make such policies gender-smart.
Live Talk Objectives
The objectives of this webinar are to:
- Present an overview of the IGP Toolkit for Policymakers: A gender-responsive approach for Climate and Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (CDRFI);
- Set out the entry points for gender-smart CDRFI-related policies; and
- Discuss examples of good practices and gaps for CDRFI-related policies that incorporate macro and micro-level instruments.
TOOLKIT FOR POLICYMAKERS: A GENDER-RESPONSIVE APPROACH FOR CLIMATE AND DISASTER RISK FINANCE AND INSURANCE (CDRFI): https://coe.insuresilience.org/guidance/toolkit-for-policymakers-a-gender-responsive-approach-for-climate-and-disaster-risk-finance-and-insurance-cdrfi/