Lessons Learned 1

Room 106 D

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This session is formed by 4 organizations sharing their lessons learned on various topics. Participants in this session will participate in a world cafe style session and rotate from table to table to learn and exchange with one another.

Gender Based Violence in Humanitarian Nutrition Programming

World Vision will present on the “Fortifying Equality and Economic and Diversification” (FEED) a food security, livelihoods and gender project implemented in seven former states in South Sudan by World Vision, Oxfam and CARE that intended to benefit 215,144 people (135,645 female and 79,499 male). Gender equality was a major cross-cutting objective of FEED with the project working to improve knowledge and skills that empower women and girls to claim their productive assets and protection rights, as well as address the pervasive trend of sexual and gender-based violence. Gender is also mainstreamed throughout the project to create a more supportive environment for women’s participation in food production, markets and decision-making in their communities and institutions. Beneficiary communities engaged in dialogue about gender stereotypes, protection and access to rights in fora such as coordination meetings, targeted trainings, radio talk shows and sensitization campaigns.

The presentation will highlight: 

  • food taboos in South Sudan and results from GAC (IHA and Geographic) projects from 2015 – 2018)
  • key results of FEED, specifically around production, food utilization, including women’s feedback, integrating FSL and gender
  • key challenges at the end of FEED and new approaches towards women’s empowerment through FSL in South Sudan

ACF will present on its 2-year project funded by the US Government (BPRM) looking at ways to improve the accountability of humanitarian nutrition organizations to mitigate and prevent gender-based violence. The project focused GBV mainstreaming initiatives in three pilot countries – Bangladesh, South Sudan and Mauritania – as well as with the Global Nutrition Cluster to (1) increase our internal accountability and organizational integration of gender equality – especially through the implementation of Gender Minimum Standards, a set of mandatory benchmarks to which everyone is accountable, and (2) build technical capacities to implement specific strategies to prevent and mitigate risks of GBV in humanitarian programs, including capacity building and adaptation of programmatic tools to consider GBV risks.

The presentation will highlight: 

  • Nutrition sector tools that were adapted with GBV components to reduce GBV risks for beneficiaries 
  • project results and key challenges from Mauritania, South Sudan and Bangladesh



Climate disaster Insurance as a safety net for smallholder farmers

Smallholder farmers and their families are more frequently exposed to disasters caused by climatic events. These dramatic events push them directly toward the poverty trap by triggering lower income, hunger, and even emigrational movements. This panel will focus on the importance of disaster insurance as a safety net for smallholder farmers that are repeatedly exposed to climate risks, which are now exacerbated by climate change. This insurance product can protect the farmers and their families but also all the value-chain actors from climate related disasters and calamities by improving their resilience, productivity which will eventually transfer to the local economies and value-chain actors. Implementing such insurance in developing or emerging economies often results in a greater challenge than expected. The panel members will explain why and will share the lessons learned, success stories and Best practices.