EnGender - Jamaica
In the Caribbean, as elsewhere, there is gender-based inequality in the experience and exposure of women and girls, to the adverse impacts of disaster and climate change. Specifically, women commonly face greater challenges in accessing resources for adaptation and endure longer periods towards recovery. Linkages between gender, disaster and climate change are well described, documented and analysed in the Fifth Assessment Report of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and highlighted in the Working Group II chapter on Poverty and Livelihoods.
The ultimate outcome of the project is to support improved climate resilience for women and girls and key vulnerable populations and future generations in the Caribbean. Therefore, sustainable action is critical and must be embedded in national and regional decision-making processes. In support of its achievement, the proposed intermediate outcomes will focus on ensuring that the capacity for gender-responsive climate change action and disaster recovery is strengthened and that governance and decision-making are also made accessible to women, and address gender equality as a matter of course. The intermediate outcomes are therefore:
- Improved governance by relevant actors for gender-responsive climate and risk resilience planning and decision-making in 9 Caribbean countries; and
- Enhanced practices of relevant actors for the sustainable implementation of gender-responsive climate change action and disaster recovery.
United Nations Development Programme
DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID)
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PRO
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