Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Watch the webinar:
With Opening Remarks by:
H.E. Lana Nusseibeh
UAE Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the U.N.
H.E. Geraldine Byrne Nason
Irish Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the U.N.
Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, MB
Executive Director of UN Women
Featuring a Panel Discussion with:
Ms. Maria Helena Semedo
Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources, FAO
Dr. Anne Kuriakose
Senior Social Development Specialist, The Climate Investment Fund
Dr. Nesreen Barwari
Former Minister of Municipalities and Public Works, Iraq
Moderated by Ambassador Melanne Verveer
Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
There is a critical window of opportunity post-conflict to ensure that economic recovery is inclusive and climate-resilient. Leading experts discussed how economic recovery investments can foster women’s livelihoods and economic empowerment – especially in climate-vulnerable sectors and communities. The panel identified entry-points and measures for ensuring that women are both beneficiaries and active participants in the decision-making and implementation of economic recovery programs in sectors such as agriculture, infrastructure and energy. It also addressed the impacts of COVID-19 on post-conflict economic recovery, as well as prospects for advancing gender equality and resiliency.
Cosponsored by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, The Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, and The Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations