From Sendai to the SDGs: Institutionalizing Grassroots Women's Leadership for Greater Resilience

24 May 2017
17:45 - 18:45
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ActionAid, Community Practitioner Forum (sponsored by Huairou Commission and GROOTS), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), UNDP, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), World Bank/GFDRR.
Margaret Arnold ( Jessica Hartog (
Participation: Public
Accessible: Yes
Primary floor language: English
Interpretation: No
ISL Interpretation: No
Live Broadcast: No
Remote Participation: No

Both the Sendai Framework and the SDGs recognize the importance of ending all forms of discrimination against women and ensuring women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making. Empowering women as public actors and change agents is a critical ingredient for building resilience. This side event will focus on how grassroots women leaders have been working together with their local, national and regional authorities and external agencies to foster collaborative and inclusive planning and decision making processes that measurably reduce risk and vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change.