Gender Assessment of Stakeholders Report for GCF National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Project on Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda

The GCF NAP (National Adaptation Plan) project on Building Flood Resilience Capacities in Rwanda recognizes the importance of understanding the different elements and approaches for gender equality and social inclusion mainstreaming in the project outcomes and outputs. It is within this framework that a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI)assessment was conducted to inform the NAP project on existing capacities and systems to support the mainstreaming of GESI in the project. Rwanda is prone to floods and landslides due to its geographical features and climate profile. According to the National Risk Atlas of Rwanda, 42% of the country is classified as having moderate to very high susceptibility to landslides. The same source states that among the population exposed to landslides, an average of 40% are poor, as in most cases the poorest tend to settle in hazard-prone locations due to issues of affordability for plots that are located in safe zones.