A keen evaluation and study have brought into light that women, children, and senior citizens are most prone to hazards brought upon by recent changes in the climate. To mitigate the impact, the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) has prioritized Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI), Livelihood, and Governance as one of the cross-cutting areas in the formulation process.
The Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens is entrusted to look after gender, and social inclusion related cross-cutting working group (CWG) which play a major role in facilitating and maintaining good governance, gender equality, and social inclusion in the formulation of policies, institutional framework, and implementation of programs related to climate.
As one of the major cross-cutting themes, the NAP process highly prioritizes gender-sensitivity and inclusiveness in its approach by ensuring participation, particularly from marginalized and disadvantaged groups, climate-vulnerable communities, women, and youths. The gender-sensitive approach and engagement of multi-stakeholder consultations help the project to ensure transparency, inclusiveness, wider acceptance, and ownership.
Similarly, to incorporate the GESI component in each TWG’s efforts and initiatives, separate indicators for GESI and Livelihood cross-cutting approach are generated. The consultant working on GESI, Livelihood, and Governance reviews other TWG consultants’ indicators and further ensures the integration of GESI in the NAP process.