Increased occurrence of flooding or severe droughts is placing pressure on existing water access and quality impacting health and productivity. The most vulnerably affected are women. Women are the burden and responsibility for their homes and families and are often central to the collection and safe guarding of water or nutritional requirements for the household. During Cyclone Nargis, women represented 61% of the death rate because of their responsibility to care for children, sick and elderly people. Managing natural resources such as water leaves women less time to go to school, or perform other income generating activities.
Speaker: Shashank Mishra
Shashank is a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) program manager from UN-Habitat. He is also the chief technical advisor to Myanmar Climate Change Alliance.
Speaker: Su Ei Nandar
Su Ei Nandar is a Resilience Specialist from Plan International Myanmar. Su Ei has been working in disaster management and resilient sector for more than seven years. She has also been involved in research studies for impacts of climate change on women in Myanmar.