03/09/2018 - Leading the way in gender equality in Guatemala

Gender equality is therefore fundamental to achieve effective integrated risk management

CONRED, the office of the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction, whom is responsible for preventing, reducing and responding to disasters, introduced a Gender Equality Policy in 2016 to mainstream gender equality across all aspects of their work.

Having a gender equality policy in place is important, however making sure it is implemented is another challenge. Therefore, in 2017, PfR worked with the gender unit at CONRED to develop a monitoring and evaluation system to measure the implementation and results of the policy. Working together in a participatory process, involving inputs from the focal points for gender within each of CONRED’s units, together with technical advice from PfR and an external consultant, a 5-year M&E system was agreed.

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