Project profile — Climate Change Action for Gender-Sensitive Resilience


UNDP - United Nations Development Programme (41114)
2019-02-27 - 2024-08-30
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Jamaica (10.00%)
• Guyana (10.00%)
• Belize (10.00%)
• Dominica (10.00%)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines (10.00%)
• Saint Lucia (10.00%)
• Suriname (10.00%)
• Grenada (10.00%)
• Antigua and Barbuda (10.00%)
• West Indies, regional (10.00%)


• General Environmental Protection: Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (60.00%)
• Other Multisector: Disaster Risk Reduction (43060) (40.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (principal objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (principal objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project contributes to advancing the development and implementation of national climate change adaptation plans and climate change mitigation actions in nine Caribbean countries. These countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname. This project aims to develop and implement these plans and actions in sectors that greatly benefit women and girls, including agriculture and tourism. This project focuses on strengthening governance related to national climate change planning, and including women in governance. The project will build the capacity of the identified countries to prepare technically sound feasibility studies and gender-responsive project proposals to access climate finance from various organizations, including the Green Climate Fund. This project builds on the work of other partners to help identified countries strengthen their gender-responsive disaster recovery and risk reduction mechanisms, including their climate change plans and adaptation responses.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced stakeholders’ practices for the sustainable implementation of gender-responsive climate change and disaster recovery actions in nine Caribbean countries; and (2) improved governance by stakeholders for gender-responsive and inclusive climate and risk resilience planning, and decision-making in nine Caribbean countries.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) completed sector-level National Adaptation Plans and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions. These include explicit gender equality and poverty reduction outcomes, impact indicators, and targets for seven countries; (2) trained 60 persons across sectors and agencies in applying and using resilient recovery systems; (3) completed social protection systems’ responsiveness analyses to shocks (disasters) for five countries; (4) completed Gender Inequality and Cost of Inaction studies for nine countries; (5) completed and validated gender-based climate resilience analyses for seven countries; (6) supported the update of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency’s Model National Recovery Framework; (7) facilitated recovery capacity audits in six countries; and (8) completed behavioural analyses, including recommendations for targeted awareness raising and changes in practice. Results in response to COVID-19 include: (1) trained 1,045 women and girls to prevent and respond to gender-based violence; (2) trained 334 social response workers (police, counsellors and social workers) to prevent gender-based violence and provide psychosocial support to survivors of gender-based violence; (3) reached over 133,000 persons with heightened gender-based violence awareness messages; (4) provided 1,300 persons with income support; and (5) provided 11,558 persons with access to essential goods and services.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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