At a time when the impacts of climate change are predicted to push up to 132 million additional people into extreme poverty by 2030, there is an increasing need for strengthened adaptation and resilience-building mechanisms, especially for those populations most vulnerable to climate shocks. Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI) solutions can play an essential role in climate change adaptation, enabling governments, businesses, and individuals to protect their financial security in the event of shocks and providing information and incentives for improved management of risks.
As the scientific basis for this event, the InsuResilience Centre of Excellence on Gender-smart Solutions commissioned a study to analyse the poverty and gender-related barriers to accessing CDRFI solutions with a particular focus on women living in urban settings below the poverty line. Mahila Housing SEWA Trust (MHT) in India contributed to the study with their expertise and perspectives as a collaboration partner. They serve underprivileged women working in the informal sector in cities to address their housing and habitat needs and issues. MHT is a member of the InsuResilience Global Partnership and its Gender Working Group.
This Live Talk seeks to understand CDRFI in the context of the urban poor, with a particular focus on including data of women beneficiaries.
This webinar is intended for a broad range of stakeholder groups including governmental institutions, civil society, international organisations, academia, as well as insurance authorities, private sector, practitioners, and policy makers, who are involved in the research, design, and implementation of Climate and Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance.
Sharing findings from research in India on poverty and gender-related barriers to accessing CDRFI; listening to more examples from speakers, and facilitating a panel discussion on concrete approaches and solutions to design gender-responsive CDRFI for the urban poor.
Chairman & Managing Director at Engineers India Limited.
Mahila Housing SEWA Trust, India
ICLEI/Urban Infrastructure Insurance Facility
Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation
Centre for Disaster Protection