At the high-level UK Presidency headline event on Gender Day, ‘Advancing Gender Equality in Climate Action’ at COP26 in Glasgow, our InsuResilience Global Partnership and Gender Working Group member – Mahila Housing SEWA Trust (MHT) – represented the InsuResilience Centre of Excellence on Gender-smart Solutions (CoE) by highlighting collaboration efforts and successes in implementing gender-related activities in India. Amidst a distinguished speakers’ list and panel discussion on Advancing Gender Equality in Climate Action, Bijal Brahmbhatt, MHT’s Executive Director, spoke on gender-discriminatory root causes of higher climate risk for many women, and how Mahila Housing Trust established approaches to include women in decision-making processes and remove barriers to access financial instruments in order to strengthen women’s agency as climate and disaster risk management strategists.
Watch the inspiring video below on how grassroots organisations such as MHT pursue gender equality and climate justice for women in India and how they aspire to share their learnings with the CoE Community. We are particularly looking forward to publishing a new study in 2022 together with MHT to better understand poverty related barriers to access Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance solutions.
Watch the Mahila Housing SEWA Trust contribution here:
Watch the full COP26 UK Presidency high-level headline event ‘Advancing Gender Equality in Climate Action’ here: