Midterm review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: gender guidance
This working document jointly developed by UN Women, UNDRR, and UNFPA has been developed to support Member State voluntary reporting for the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework. The guidance:
identifies key recommendations for closing gender gaps and ensuring a gender-responsive and inclusive Midterm Review process; and
shares gender guidance linked to the Sendai Framework Outcome, Goal, and Priorities for Member States to consider when preparing voluntary national reports for the Midterm Review
Inclusive and accessible multi-hazard early-warning systems: Learning from women-led early-warning systems in the Pacific
In the context of the midterm review of the Sendai Framework, this report aims to support governments and other local and international partners across the Asia-Pacific region in developing inclusive and accessible MHEWS by drawing on lessons from the success of a number of women-led and disability-inclusive MHEWS established in the Pacific Region, in particular:
Fiji Women’s Weather Watch
Vanuatu’s Women Wetem Weta
Papua New Guinea’s Meri Got Infomesen
Fiji Disabled People’s Federation Emergency Operations Centre.
Based on these experiences, this report identifies a number of recommendations that can be adapted by governments for more inclusive and accessible MHEWS, which can be applied in different contexts. While the challenges of developing inclusive and accessible MHEWS are well known and documented, these recommendations highlight the benefits of the unique approach of the Pacific women-led initiatives. As countries work to achieve Target G of the Sendai Framework by 2030, incorporating these recommendations will help to increase the availability of, and access to, multi-hazard early-warning systems and disaster risk information in a way that is inclusive and accessible to all, leaving no one behind.
Leading for resilience: women's leadership in disaster and climate resilience in Vanuatu
There is international recognition that disasters affect people differently. Women do not just experience disasters, they prepare for and respond to them. However, their essential knowledge, skills, resources, and experiences are often insufficiently leveraged for disaster and climate resilience building, including in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and recovery.
Vanuatu ranks first in the World Risk index (2021) as the most vulnerable to disaster and climate risks. Emerging evidence highlights the critical role women play in Vanuatu, as key first responders, and in supporting and leading communities to better prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and threats such as climate change. Despite this recognition, there is still scant evidence on the extent to which, and in what ways, women and women’s organisations have leadership and decision-making roles in disaster and climate resilience.
This research sought to fill this gap through a piloting process in Vanuatu of the ‘Assessing Women’s Leadership in Disaster and Climate Resilience: Framework and Tools.’ This research also resulted in an advocacy document highlighting opportunities to strengthen women's leadership in disaster and climate resilience in Vanuatu.
Toolkit for assessing women's leadership in disaster and climate resilience
The women's leadership assessment framework and associated tools were developed as part of UN Women’s signature intervention, the Women’s Resilience to Disasters (WRD) programme through consultation with key actors, in addition to building on existing approaches to measuring women’s leadership and participation in COVID-19 responses and localisation.
The purpose of the framework and tools is to assess women's transformative leadership at the national, subnational, or organisational level by measuring women's safe and meaningful participation, collective influencing and advocacy, enabling partnerships, capacity for supporting leadership, and funding. Application of the framework and tools can assess progress, gaps, barriers, and opportunities to women’s leadership and meaningful participation in disaster and climate resilience building.
Pacific Regional Infrastructure Facility (PRIF) Enhancing Procurement Practice and Local Content in Pacific Infrastructure
This report explores the opportunities for enhancing local content in infrastructure procurement in the Pacific to increase economic growth, jobs, and broader development outcomes.
Pacific Resilience Partnership: Disaster Risk Financing (DRF) Learning Series Virtual
Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) are significantly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change-related and geological hazards. Disasters, caused by natural and other hazards such as COVID-19, carry an expensive price tag-particularly in terms of the costs that are often involved in the immediate response and relief period.
The DRF landscape globally and particularly in the Pacific is evolving rapidly, with a wide range of financing instruments targeting different phases of a disaster as well different audiences. The DRF learning series aims to increase appreciation, understanding and emphasise the importance of strengthening financial resilience of countries to disasters. There will be a series of VLEs with this first Episode covering 'what does and doesn't entail DRF? What DRF instruments are currently being used in Pacific Island Countries (PICs)? How can different groups benefit?'
This virtual interactive learning series is organised by the Pacific Resilience Partnership DRF Working Group.
Episode 1: Anticipatory Action - Linking Early warnings to anticipatory action: changing the way we manage disasters