Building resilience for all: intersectional approaches for reducing vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change
- Overseas Development UInstitute (ODI)
- Saskia Carusi; Mirna Abu Ata
Intersectional approaches take historical, social and political contexts into account, recognising that vulnerable and marginalised groups are neither homogeneous nor static. This interactive session will explore how different factors intersect to create exclusion, inequalities and vulnerabilities within a multi-hazard context. Panellists will share approaches for understanding intersecting inequalities – including gender, age, ethnicity, caste, class and disability – and how effective intersectional approaches to vulnerability reduction and resilience-building can be developed and integrated into policies and programmes. With the need to achieve Target E – to increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies – by 2020, this session will promote multi-stakeholder partnerships and discuss how coherence can be achieved across international policy agendas to ensure no one is left behind.