Jamaican Economy Panel Discussion Ten on Climate risks for Jamaica and the Impact on Women
31 March 2022
Unfortunately, women and girls run several specific risks in the case of disasters resulting from climate change. In acknowledging those risks, the initiative EnGenDER is a large-scale project funded by Global Affairs Canada and UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and implemented by UNDP, UN Women, WFP and CDEMA. EnGenDER supports climate change, disaster risk reduction and environmental management interventions in nine Caribbean countries. It does this by leveraging sector-level entry points, including those identified through National Action Plans (NAPs) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), supporting implementation and/or upscaling countries' priority actions. The project analyses and prioritizes the needs of those most vulnerable to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Actions are concentrated in some specific priority sectors looking to increase the resilience of livelihoods.