Gender and Resilience Policy Brief – Increasing access to natural resources for women in the IGAD region

Authors: IGAD
Date: 2021


The IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) has since 2013 inspired and guided regional and national priorities to counter drought emergencies in East and Horn of Africa countries. The IDDRSI Strategy (2019-2024) acknowledges that gender issues impact the Natural Resources and Environmental Management priority intervention area (PIA 1). A gender analysis was undertaken for the IDDRSI Strategy, Regional Programming Paper (RPP) and the Country Programming Papers (IGAD, 2016). This brief examines the critical gender issues relating to access to natural resources, pasture, rangeland development, and environmental management. It based on the review of the gender analysis report mentioned above.