Protection, Gender and Inclusion-PGI and Climate Summit

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) organized and conducted the three-day summit from 15th to 17th November 2022. This was the first PGI/Climate summit in Africa. It targeted African National Societies, Partner National Societies, and IFRC delegations within the greater Horn of Africa.

The summit aimed to develop a checklist and roadmap to enhance better integration and mainstreaming of key issues relating to Protection, Gender and inclusion into Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience programming and advocacy.
KRCS Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Annette Msabeni, officially opened the summit and reiterated, “We still have not done enough when it comes to inclusion of persons with disabilities in climate change.”

At the end of the summit, the participants understood how they could facilitate the dialogue between PGI & DRR/Climate to support the scaling up of gender-sensitive and inclusive DRR and climate resilience programming and advocacy.

On the last day, the team spent the afternoon planting trees at Mutuini Primary school in Nairobi County.