Archive for October, 2020

Gender mainstreaming for African Risk Capacity (ARC)

The African Risk Capacity (ARC), a Specialized Agency of the African Union, enables African governments to access rapid financing to protect the food security and livelihoods of their vulnerable populations in extreme weather events.

ARC engaged IRMA to guide and support the roll-out of its gender mainstreaming strategy. This multi-faceted assignment includes:

  • Designing and delivering training to ARC staff and African countries’ governments on Gender and DRM
  • Producing guidance on gender and DRM for thematic and operational teams across the organisation
  • Research to determine the feasibility of a gender-transformative fund
  • Developing a virtual resource centre for gender and DRM, and
  • Advising key countries on their gender and DRM strategies and policies.

IRMA’s team is Marilise Turnbull, Lezlie Moriniere, Sohna Ngum and Marko Lesukat.

Documenting achievements, results and lessons learned for UNDP Tunisia’s “Support for strengthening national and local capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction” Program

In Tunisia, UNDP has been working with national and local partners to implement the program “Support for strengthening national and local capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction” since 2017. This support has been materialised mainly through two projects, namely:

  • “Improving community resilience and the safety of local communities vulnerable in urban areas in terms of Disaster Risk Reduction, for the towns of Boussalem, Gabes, Kasserine, Mateur and Siliana”, funded by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS);
  • “Support for strengthening local capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction in the communes of Ain Drahem and Tataouine ”, financed by the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO).

IRMA Founding partner Lezlie Morinière together and  and Associate Charlotte Gendre are developing communication pieces that capture the achievements, results and lessons learned of this program. The results of this documentation effort will be used to inform, guide and advocate for future Disaster Risk Reduction interventions in Tunisia.