Focus Topic: Gender
We promote the integration of gender considerations within the activities of the InsuResilience Global Partnership and its members
About the focus topic gender
The gender group promotes the integration of gender considerations within the activities of the InsuResilience Global Partnership and its members, as reflected in the Vision 2025. As of 2022, the community consists of 50 members and is co-chaired by Global Affairs Canada and CARE International.
In 2018, the InsuResilience High-Level Consultative Group recognised the importance of including gender-responsive strategies in Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI) solutions and mandated the members of the InsuResilience Global Partnership to promote the implementation of gender considerations in CDRFI programming. As part of their mandate, the InsuResilience gender group meets approximately twice a year to exchange knowledge, share activities and scope the potential for collaboration on specific topics. With their diverse insights and expertise, members of the gender group co-create studies and guidance notes commissioned by the InsuResilience Secretariat and lay the conceptual groundwork for gender-responsive CDRFI.
On a political level, the group co-shaped the InsuResilience Declaration on Gender adopted in 2020. The declaration lays out key principles for gender-equitable CDRFI solutions and provides a broad action plan to address the gender-specific and intersectional needs of poor and vulnerable women, men and children. This includes understanding and addressing women’s additional barriers to their full, meaningful, and equal economic participation.
To support these ambitions, the InsuResilience Centre of Excellence on Gender-smart Solutions (CoE) was launched in November 2021 at COP27. The CoE is the first platform to provide a global community of policymakers and practitioners with guidance, opportunities, knowledge, and evidence for the integration of gender into Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI). Driven by a vivid community, the Centre of Excellence explores how to drive gender-transformative action on a local level, provides key resources and offers a global point of contact for advisory on designing and implementing effective CDRFI solutions.
Priority work areas
Providing key resources on knowledge and evidence for gender-responsive CDRFI and fostering knowledge and information exchange on Gender and CDRFI
Providing guidance and toolkits to support policymakers and practitioners implementing gender-smart solutions across their work
Offering opportunities for learning, leadership training, and technical advisory to support implementation
Uniting a global community of gender champions to promote the integration of gender considerations across the partnership, programmes, and global policy arena
How we work
The InsuResilience gender group meets approximately twice a year virtually. Members share their expertise, present their activities and milestones on gender and CDRFI, and co-create knowledge and guidance products.
Expression of interest
If you would like to learn more about our Focus Topic Gender, please fill out the expression of interest form below. Your enquiry will be directly sent to the InsuResilience Centre of Excellence on Gender-smart Solutions.
CDRFI and Gender Assessment Toolkit for Policymakers
forthcoming | Gender-Lens Investing in Climate and Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (CDRFI) Solutions
Understanding poverty-related barriers to accessing CDRFI solutions
forthcoming | with a particular focus on women from the informal sector in urban India
Step By Step Guidance
A Gender-smart Approach to Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Of Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI) Programmes
How to translate International Commitments into Action to achieve Gender-smart Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance Solutions
Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts for Gender, as it Relates to Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance
Integrating Gender Considerations into Different Models of Climate Risk Insurance (CRI)
Applying a Gender Lens to Climate Risk Finance and Insurance
LIVE TALK 04
Gender-smart climate and disaster risk investing and grant making
Launch Event of the InsuResilience Centre of Excellence on Gender-smart Solutions
LIVE TALK 03
How to Implement Gender-Related Climate Risk Finance Commitments and Strategies on the Ground?
LIVE TALK 02
Demonstrating Impact: How to monitor and evaluate gender-responsive Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance?
LIVE TALK 01
Integrating Gender-Responsive Strategies into Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance Solutions.
Co-shaping the InsuResilience Declaration on Gender and bringing together a global community of practice for implementation
Launching the InsuResilience Centre of Excellence on Gender-smart Solutions at COP26 as the first platform on Gender and CDRFI
Developing a variety of studies, toolkits, and guidance notes on how to integrate gender considerations into different areas of CDRFI
To learn more about the work of the CoE visit its website.