The COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis has disproportionately affected women and girls, exacerbating barriers to participating in the economy and public life. In parallel, the world is facing a climate crisis. Women are increasingly being recognized as more vulnerable, as they constitute the majority of the world’s poor and are more dependent on natural resources that are threatened by climate change. These two crises demand bold solutions. But they also present an unprecedented opportunity to build back stronger, so that gains made in closing gender gaps can be sustained even throughout shocks and crises.
Join World Bank RVP Hafez Ghanem and climate changemakers Alda Salomao and Marie Christina Kolo for a discussion on how women can help accelerate action towards gender equality for green, resilient, and inclusive development.
TIME: 9am DC time