Gender and resilience: from theory to practice

Working and discussion papers
January 2016
Virginie Le Masson, Maggie Opondo, Ubah Abdi, Patricia Nangiro, Melanie Hilton, Yee Mon Maung, Sophie Rigg, Emma Lovell and Florence Pichon

One year into the implementation of the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme, this working paper reflects on progress in linking gender equality and resilience within development projects. It draws on the preliminary paper ‘Gender and Resilience’ also produced by BRACED's Knowledge Manager in 2015, which examined how non-government organisations (NGOs) who are funded under the BRACED programme have integrated gender dimensions of resilience to climate change and disasters in the design of their project activities. 

This follow up paper builds on three case studies of BRACED projects in Myanmar, Burkina Faso and Uganda to reflect further on the realities, challenges and successes of early implementation of their activities. The three case studies have been written by practitioners and reflect on their own gender-sensitive practices. Their experiences are compared in this paper with the aim to inform other organisations implementing resilience-based programmes on the lessons and promising practices to mainstream gender equality.

The working paper and accompanying case studies (which are also availabe in French) can be found below.