Championing effective partnership and grassroots women-led practices as core to HFA2, post-2015 development agenda and habitat III

Meeting or Conference
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas (UNISDR AM); Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood (GROOTS); Huairou Commission
11 Apr 2014
Colombia (Medellín)
Yellow Pavilion, Room NE 146; 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Grassroots women have mobilized to create and mainstream innovative practices to mitigate climate and disaster risks and institutionalize a holistic and integrated approach to resilience. In order to bring this change to their communities, they have built long-term partnerships with local, national and regional authorities, as well as other stakeholders with important outcomes in Latin America, Asia and Africa. This event will facilitate a discussion around the advantages of grassroots women’s partnerships with institutional actors and the emerging opportunities this brings for accelerating DRR and resilience building in the context of the consultations to collectively define the next frameworks for policy and action for development: the Post-2015 agenda, HFA2 and Habitat III. Speakers: Sandra Schilen - GROOTS International (Moderator) Analucy Bengochea - WAGUCHA, Honduras Josephine Castillo - DAMPA Federation, Philippines Ricardo Mena - Head of UNISDR Regional Office - The Americas Timoteo Zambrano - Parlamento Latinoamericano, Venezuela Ana Liz Flores Cúrbenas - International Consultant on Sustainable Development (Rapporteur)

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