This evidence digest includes a guest blog on prioritising disability inclusion in climate action, and the latest evidence and guidance on disability inclusion, at time of writing. This includes programme learning, the impacts of COVID-19, and finance for disability inclusion.
As specialists in gender equality and social inclusion, climate justice is a priority for us at Social Development Direct. Climate change is already having profound impacts on the people and communities that we work with. Women and girls, people with disabilities and other socially excluded groups are often most affected by climate change as they are more likely to live in poverty, and less likely to have access to the information and resources they need for adaptation. Their voice and inclusion are critical to finding the solutions and taking the action the world needs, yet they are often excluded from discussions and decision-making.
Our work on climate justice brings our gender equality and social inclusion expertise to the climate change response. SDDirect has an in-depth understanding of the wide-ranging effects of climate change and its intersections with GESI. We have experience in programme delivery, research and policy guidance across sectors including urban development, agriculture, digital, energy, health and education, land and housing, transport, water and sanitation, across different global clients and contexts.
Our staff have a range of expertise across a multitude of areas affected by the climate crisis, including:
- Women’s economic empowerment and the just transition to a green economy
- Disability inclusion in climate change programming
- Gender based violence (GBV) in emergencies, including climate-related disasters
- Gender equality and social inclusion mainstreaming and institutional strengthening for inclusive growth, sustainable development and a just and equitable transition to a green economy
- Gender-lens investing and social impact; putting the ‘S’ in environmental and social safeguards and ESG performance from compliance to positive impacts
- Social dimensions of climate and environment change for inclusive, sustainable and resilient economies
If you would like to hear more about our work on Climate Justice, please reach out to Rebekah Martin, Senior Technical Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of our climate justice blog series we think it is important to reflect on our day to day work as a social enterprise and its effect on global health, climate and nature.
The Disability Inclusion Helpdesk is funded under the Disability Inclusive Development Inclusive Futures (DIDIF) programme, a six-year £29.25 million programme funded by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) (2019-2025) which aims to:
Conducted by Sohna Ngum and Deborah Livingstone, this research on green growth opportunities in urban areas of Mozambique identifies sectors with the greatest potential to generate employment or economic empowerment for young people.
This briefing compliments the Work and Opportunities for Women (WOW) Helpdesk's Primer on Women's Economic Empowerment and Climate Change, by considering changes in garment, agriculture, and energy supply chains to identify opportunities for the transition to a net-zero economy to deliver decent job opportunities for women.
This primer was produced through the Work and Opportunities for Women (WOW) Helpdesk, identifying ten opportunities to accerlate action and raise ambition on women's economic empowerment and climate change.
SDDirect showcased our expertise in Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) within climate action at the UK Presidency Pavilion in Glasgow.
During COP26, Naomi Clugston, Technical Specialist at SDDirect spoke with Dr Nahid Rezwana, Associate Professor at Dhaka University; Rumana Khan, the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Cluster Coordinator for United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); and Murshida Akhter, a Humanitarian Specialist for UNFPA.
SDDirect manages the GBV AoR Helpdesk (Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility Helpdesk), on behalf of the GBV Area of Responsibility, providing a unique research and technical advice service for all GBV in emergencies practitioners. This is a free and confidential research and advice service for humanitarian actors working on GBV risk mitigation, prevention and response in emergencies.
Our work in this area
- SDDirect manages the GBV AoR Helpdesk (Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility Helpdesk), on behalf of the GBV Area of Responsibility, providing a unique research and technical advice service for all GBV in emergencies practitioners. This is a free and confidential research and advice service…
- The Disability Inclusion Helpdesk is funded under the Disability Inclusive Development Inclusive Futures (DIDIF) programme, a six-year £29.25 million programme funded by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) (2019-2025) which aims to: Deliver tangible outcome to improve the…