Gender, Instrumental in Addressing Climate Change and Disaster Risks

Apr 20, 2016



UNDP Kosovo, in partnership with the Agency for Gender Equality/Office of the Prime Minister, organized an event that gathered more than 50 participants, 21 central level gender focal points and officials, 11 local/municipal gender focal points, and 12 representatives of international organizations active in gender related issues from USAID, UN Women, UN Habitat, OSCE, Helvetas and GIZ, to discuss various gender related themes. 

At this event, UNDP, through its Kosovo Disaster Risk Reduction Initiative (KDRRI) project and Support for Low Emission Development (SLED) project presented the report on “Integrating Gender into Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Policies and Strategies". 

The report has been drafted as an outcome of the multi-stakeholder assessment conducted by UNDP Kosovo. Participants from line ministries, academia, local NGOs and private sector attended the workshop. The fruitful discussions among diverse groups of participants resulted in a list of recommendations in the report. 

The event served also as a coordination meeting between donors who are interested in gender and to work with Agency for Gender Equality in order to avoid any duplication of the events and donations. 

UNDP Kosovo will continue to support the capacity development of the central and local level gender focal points in disaster management and disaster risk reduction and contribute to the gender mainstreaming in disaster risk reduction and climate change. 

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