The Post-Conflict Window: Advancing Women’s Role in Economic Recovery and Climate Resilience

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
9:00am-10:15am EDT

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.

Guest Speaker:

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