Step by step guidance: how to translate international commitments into action to achieve gender-smart climate disaster risk finance and insurance solutions
InsuResilience Global Partnership
Topics: Finance

This guidance note aims to provide practical step-by-step guidance on how to translate international commitments relevant to improving the gender-responsiveness of Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI) solutions into action at the national and institutional level. These international commitments include the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement; the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (the Sendai Framework). The InsuResilience Global Partnership (IGP) is aligned to these frameworks. This guidance provides advice on how to integrate gender and CDRFI considerations into the policy development process and policy content. It assesses the guidance that these policy frameworks offer for the CDRFI financing ‘sector,’ it also explores the challenges and opportunities in converting international, national, and institutional strategies into action.

This guidance note highlights key actions in integrating gender and CDRFI considerations into policy. Among these are ensuring that gender-balanced teams and experts are informing gender-smart CDRFI related policies, that gender analysis is undertaken to support CDRFI-related policy development, and that an institutional coordination mechanism is established. At an institutional level, it is critical to develop institutional gender strategies or tools. Partners must also consider conducting capacity building on gender-smart CDRFI with a variety of stakeholders to support policy development and implementation. Finally, policy must be informed by engaging with women stakeholder representatives from diverse groups.