Who is Aiding Whom? Recognizing and Valuing Contributions of Grassroots Women to Risk-Informed Development
- Huairou Commission
- Saskia Carusi; Mirna Abu Ata
This session will introduce participants to tested models of community-led DRR where grassroots women’s’ leadership has established a robust set of tools, practices and mechanisms for delivering on the Sendai Framework and for scaling-up implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Grassroots women have used community-led risk mapping, profiling, and enumeration tools to guide their risk reduction initiatives and to create a substantive evidence base that can be used in collaborative planning and decision-making. They leverage flexible financing tools such as Community Resilience Funds to demonstrate their capacity to design and deliver innovative and integrated pro-poor solutions and to build alliances that enable sustained action and scaling up. This side event will encourage development stakeholders to rethink who is aiding whom. Partners may discover that recognition and support for grassroots women’s action unlocks the talent, expertise and leadership that can be found in poor and marginalized communities the world over.