Race-to-zero event: Gender-Responsive and Socially Equitable Resilience


Our event will be part of the Race-to-zero dialogues taking place 9-19th November 2020. Organisers are the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). We will convene three times to discuss how to ensure gender-responsive and socially equitable resilience with slightely different focus each date:

🗓️ 10 November at 06:00 – 08:00 GMT – Registration closed

🗓️ 12 November at 18:00 – 20:00 GMT – Registration closed

🗓️ 16 November at 11:30 – 13:30 GMT – Register here

Efforts to build resilience will not be effective, sustainable, and will fall short of their moral obligation unless they depart from current development pathways and deliberately address gender and social inequalities. To drive the transformation that is needed to build resilient economies, ecosystems and societies – while ensuring that no one is left behind – all stakeholders must show leadership and commitment in promoting gender-responsive, participatory and representative governance approaches. This dialogue will explore the challenges and opportunities for transformation and effective climate action through a focus on resilience and social protection.

Speakers for the 10 November, 06:00-08:00 GMT session:

Tamani Rarama – Fiji Youth SRHR Alliance/Alliance for Future Generations
Nitya Rao – UEA
Dinda Nuur Annisaa Yura – Solidaritas Perempuan

Facilitation: Bridget Burns (WEDO/WGC)

Speakers for the 12 November, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT session:

Kyana Bowen – Humanitarian, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Resilience, UN WOMEN
Vivienne Solis – Coope Solidad
Santiago Aparicio – Climate Division of the National Planning Department Colombia
Deissy Martinez Baron – CCAFS
Melania Canalespoma – ONAMIAP

Facilitation: Daniel Morchain (IISD)

Speakers for the 16 November 11:30 – 13:30 GMT session:

Tracy Kajumba – IIED
Elizabeth Gulugulu – African Youth Climate Hub
Gina Ziervogel – University of Cape Town
Olga Dajanaeva – ALGA
John Baaki – Women Environmental Programme

Facilitation: Angie Dazé (IISD)