Gender and Resilience: From Theory to Practice

This paper presents a synthesis of four case studies documenting strategies towards building gender equality through resilience projects. It draws on the experience of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) involved in the
implementation of the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) projects: Mercy Corps (Uganda), ActionAid (Myanmar), Concern (Sudan/Chad) and Christian Aid and King’s College London
(Burkina Faso). The paper seeks to document how gender inequalities manifest themselves in all four contexts affected by climate change; how
gender is conceptualised in project theories of change (ToCs); the operationalisation of objectives to tackle gender inequalities; internal and external obstacles to the implementation of gender sensitive activities; and drivers that help NGOs transform gender relations and build resilience.