Building Forward Better: Advancing SRHR for Climate Adaptation and Resilience

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Discussions around climate change and sexual and reproductive health rarely occur in the same spaces, despite ever growing evidence showing that they should. Climate change threatens human health and rights‚ÄĒand has a disproportionate effect on the most vulnerable girls and women, in all their intersecting identities. ¬†True climate justice is not possible without considering gender equality‚ÄĒand true gender equality is only possible¬† when sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are fully realized.¬† To be ready to deliver in a crisis, governments, donors, and development actors need to lead emergency preparedness for SRHR.

Ahead of COP26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, this timely virtual event will convene a diverse group of member states, UN entities, civil society organizations, and other key stakeholders to drive evidence-based dialogue and critical action on the under-discussed yet urgent need to integrate SRHR in gender responsive strategies to adapt to climate change.

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Opening Remarks

Wendy Morton

Wendy Morton
Minister for Europe and the
UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Hon. Houmed M'Saidie

Hon. Houmed M’Saidie
Investments and Economic Integration
Government of Comoros

Diene Keita

Diene Keita
Deputy Executive Director



Julitta Onabanjo


Moderated by

Julitta Onabanjo
Director, UNFPA Technical Division

Presentation Session and Panel Speakers

  • Divya Mathew, Women Deliver
  • Angela Baschieri, UNFPA
  • Sohanur Rahman, YouthNet for Climate Justice
  • Fleur Newman, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,¬† Women and Gender Secretariat
  • Lorelei Goodyear, FP2030
  • Gareth Phillips, African Development Bank

Jennifer Adams


Closing Remarks

Jennifer Adams
Acting Administrator
Bureau of Global Health, US Agency for International Development

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