Project profile — IGP Gender Center of Excellence


GIZ - German Society for International Cooperation
2021-03-31 - 2026-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (40.00%)
• America, regional (30.00%)
• Asia, regional (30.00%)


• Other Multisector: Disaster Risk Reduction (43060) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• 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 catalyzes inclusive and gender-transformative Climate and Disaster Risk Insurance (CDRI) solutions by supporting and scaling up gender informed approaches within the sector. To facilitate innovative and inclusive gender-sensitive and responsive CDRI solutions. Project activities include: (1) builds the evidence-base on emerging good practices and effective strategies on gender approaches to CDRI; (2) provides guidance to policymakers and practitioners aiming to implement gender-smart CDRI solutions; and (3) establishes a platform for collaboration on gender-specific approaches, including access to a directory linking policymakers and practitioners with expertise in climate change and gender approaches for CDRI, to enhance the development of CDRI solutions.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of the project include: (1) increased understanding and application of knowledge for gender-informed policy frameworks and implementation approaches of CDRI; (2) the empowerment of women and policymakers through leadership training to facilitate implementation of gender-informed and innovative approaches to CDRI; and (3) the empowerment of policymakers and practitioners to facilitate the implementation of gender-informed and innovative approaches to CDRI.

Results achieved 

Results achieved through the support of the Governments of Canada and Germany as of May 2023 include: (1) selected among 110 initiatives and received the German Agency for International Cooperation’s Gender Award 2022 for outstanding efforts in promoting gender equality and eliminating gender-based discrimination; (2) launched the Global Shield against Climate Risks at the 27th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference. It aims to coordinate better and mobilize emergency funds needed when disaster strikes; (3) launched the Technical Advisory Facility offering tailor-made advisory services to scale up the practical application of gender-smart Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance solutions; (4) published 122 resources that includes reports, studies, working papers, policy briefs, blog posts and country case studies on the Center of Excellence website; (5) sponsored ten insurance regulators (one senior official and one high-potential woman leader) for a 12-week Leadership and Diversity Program for Regulators led by Women’s World Banking and Saïd Business School at Oxford University. This program aims at developing a policy to advance women’s financial inclusion; and (6) delivered six online Live Talk sessions on gender and climate risk finance with 559 live participants and more than 395 views on YouTube.

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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