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The United Nations Population Fund is the lead UN agency delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA fully supports a people-centered approach and is committed to “leave no one behind” to achieve the SDGs.  Essential to leaving no one behind and reaching the furthest first is the need for addressing crisis-related-risks systematically, vulnerabilities of communities especially women, girls and young people, strengthening resilience of national institutions, working more effectively in transition settings in order to sustain development gains. In line with the Sendai Framework, the four pillars of UNFPA's Humanitarian Results Framework, and the common UN system approach to climate change, UNFPA’s goals in DRR and climate change adaptation are to strengthen resilience of national health systems to recover and prepare for disasters, and to promote age and gender responsive programmes; develop capacity and advocate for sufficient resources to address the needs of women and girls; strengthening reproductive health, reproductive rights, and empowerment of women and young people to help them adapt to risks and meet the challenges of acute and long term changes to the climate; and support the generation and use of age, sex and spatially disaggregated data in disaster risk assessment and national statistics. 

 Specifically, UNFPA has defined four service lines to DRR by focusing on:

• Early warning, risk assessments and use of population data translated into effective and measurable early action and used as a baseline for humanitarian crisis and common operational data sets; 

• National and sub-national  preparedness and community capacity by strengthening communities’ safety nets to contribute to long-term improvements; 

• Resilience-building of health systems focusing on continued access to quality sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care and services, especially on emergency obstetric care;

• Youth and gender response DRR and climate adaptation programmes.

 Type of Experts to be deployed through CADRI: Population and Data Advisers, Preparedness Specialists, Sexual and Reproductive Health Advisers, and Gender Advisers with focus on Gender-Based Violence.

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CADRI Bulletin 2017

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