On 9 November, SIPRI, co-hosted a session during the Geneva Peace Week. The session was co-hosted with the United Nations Environment Programme, UN Women and the UN Development Programme, and was on the theme ‘Women in the frontlines: Promoting inclusive approaches to the climate change and security nexus’. The session explored gender-responsive approaches to preventing and resolving conflict, with an emphasis on intersectional vulnerabilities and opportunities.
Dr Florian Krampe, Researcher in SIPRI’s Climate Change and Risk Programme, was a speaker during the session. Dr Krampe provided an overview of the international responses to climate-related security risks and reflected on the integration of gender in these frameworks.
‘The progress that we see in the women peace and security agenda, is at this point not visible in the institutional debates of climate-related security risks’, said Dr Krampe.
Discussing gender-responsive approaches, Dr Krampe emphasized the need to realize the opportunities and agency of marginalized actors through better funding structures that incentivize intersectoral cooperation.
More information about the event is available here.
On 6 November—also as part of Geneva Peace Week—Dr Jaïr van der Lijn, Senior Researcher and Director of the SIPRI Peace Operations and Conflict Management Programme, was a speaker during the session on ‘The effectiveness of peace operations in DRC, Mali and Somalia’. The session focused on the findings of three studies that the Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network undertook in 2018.