Regional : Strengthening Women’s Resilience to Heat Stress in Asia and the Pacific

Sovereign Project | 57051-001

The proposed TA will enhance the capacity of selected developing member countries, including Cambodia and Pakistan, to better understand how heat stress affects women and men differently, and identify gender-responsive adaptation solutions to extreme heat, including policies, actions, and investments, to reduce the gender, social, and economic impacts.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Woods, Zonibel
    Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name
Strengthening Women’s Resilience to Heat Stress in Asia and the Pacific
Project Number
57051-001
Country / Economy
  • Regional
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 10127-REG: Strengthening Womens Resilience to Heat Stress in Asia and the Pacific
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 10127-REG: Strengthening Womens Resilience to Heat Stress in Asia and the Pacific
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.89 million
TA 10127-REG: Strengthening Womens Resilience to Heat Stress in Asia and the Pacific
Source Amount
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 1.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP4: Making cities more livable
  • OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
Sector / Subsector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agricultural production

  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender
Gender equity theme
Description
The proposed TA will enhance the capacity of selected developing member countries, including Cambodia and Pakistan, to better understand how heat stress affects women and men differently, and identify gender-responsive adaptation solutions to extreme heat, including policies, actions, and investments, to reduce the gender, social, and economic impacts.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The impacts on women from increasing heat stress have not been sufficiently examined, resulting in limited understanding of the problem and potential solutions. Extreme heat will have the greatest impact on people who work outdoors in sectors with high levels of informality, including street vendors and agricultural and construction workers. It will affect workers who lack access to cooling in workplaces, such as factory or garment workers. A significant share of women is informally employed compared with men, and women homeworkers in South Asia comprise nearly 25% of total female employment compared with 6% of men. Heat impacts their ability to work, with women reporting up to a 30% loss in income. In a survey of Cambodian female factory workers, 22% reported that heat stress compromised their ability to work and 6% stated that they had missed work days, while 67% reported that heat in their homes affected their health.
Impact

Ability of DMCs to adapt to adverse climate change impacts increased (United Nations)

Womens resilience to external shocks strengthened

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Gender-responsive heat action planning mainstreamed in ADB support to DMCs

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Knowledge of gender-responsive heat action planning increased

Women-focused demonstration activities to address heat stress implemented

Gender-responsive heat action plans developed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Bangladesh - Nation-wide; Cambodia - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Sri Lanka - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Woods, Zonibel
Responsible ADB Department
Climate Change and Sustainable Development Department
Responsible ADB Division
Gender Equality Division (CCGE)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
16 May 2023
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
10 Aug 2023
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
18 Jun 2023

Funding

TA 10127-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Aug 2023 - 10 Aug 2023 31 Dec 2026 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,885,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,885,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
11 Jul 2024 161,724.68

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Title Document Type Document Date
Strengthening Women’s Resilience to Heat Stress in Asia and the Pacific: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Aug 2023

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Strengthening Women’s Resilience to Heat Stress in Asia and the Pacific l International Expert on Gender, Heat Stress, and Agriculture Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Women’s Resilience to Heat Stress in Asia and the Pacific l International Researcher (Gender-Heat Stress-Economic Cost) Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender-responsive Heat Early Warning Systems Development Expert (Firm) Firm - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Women’s Resilience to Heat Stress in Asia and the Pacific l Gender, Heat Stress, and GBV Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Women’s Resilience to Heat Stress in Asia and the Pacific l Gender, Heat Stress, and Health Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Women’s Resilience to Heat Stress in Asia and the Pacific l International Lead Researcher on Gender, Heat Stress and Climate Change Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Women’s Resilience to Heat Stress in Asia and the Pacific l International Expert on Gender, Heat Stress, and Heat Action Plan Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Women’s Resilience to Heat Stress in Asia and the Pacific - National TA Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Women’s Resilience to Heat Stress in Asia and the Pacific - National Communications Consultant Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening Women’s Resilience to Heat Stress in Asia and the Pacific - International Expert on Gender, Climate Change, and Heat Stress Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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