A new publication, Inclusive Resilience: Inclusion Matters for Resilience in South Asia, was published as a joint effort by Climate and Disaster Risk Management Unit and Social Sustainability and Inclusion Unit in South Asia.
The report aims to share a set of practical actions to advance inclusive resilience and help expand project benefits to a wider group of beneficiaries (e.g. the elderly, those with access and functional needs, women, children, ethnic minorities, etc.).
These sets of actions were derived based on detailed analytical work that assessed the project specific challenges regarding the experience of marginalized groups and communities in South Asia within the disaster context due to their social backgrounds and identities.
The analysis found that, while many South Asian governments have made significant and important strides towards addressing social inclusion in DRM policies and frameworks, there often remains a gap towards translating these commitments into de facto actions on the ground.
This session will explore the ways to bridge this gap by looking at some concrete examples from the report where the implementation of inclusive resilience actions has already begun.
The report, as well as this session, aim to empower DRM and Social Development Practitioners to adopt inclusive resilience practices as a standard for DRM project design going forward as well as provide the tools to adapt existing DRM investments to be more socially inclusive.
Meeting number (access code): 731 008 621