- Meeting or Conference
- George Washington University; Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR); World Bank, the (WB)
- 11 Oct 2012
- United States of America (Washington DC)
- George Washington University, 1957 E Street, NW, 7th floor, City View Room
On October 13th, the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) commemorates the millions of women and girls who make their communities more resilient to disasters and climate risks. This internationally recognized day aims to not only celebrate the contribution that women and girls are making on disasters, highlight hindrances that women and girls face in their ability to contribute to disaster risk reduction and management processes, but also change the perception that women and girls are only victims. Through engaging practitioners and academics to share stories of actions and initiatives in disaster risk reduction and recovery by women and girls across the world, this conference will raise awareness about the current role of women and girls.
Panelists include: Leora Ward, International Rescue Committee; Sarah Williamson, Humanitarian Consultant; Jane Henrici, The Institute for Women's Policy Research; Margaret Arnold, World Bank; and Andrea Burniske, Save the Children.
9:00am - 9:15am: Opening Remarks: Dr. Barbara Miller, Director of the Global Gender Program, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University
9:15am - 10:15am: First Panel: Women’s Leadership in Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
10:15am - 10:45am: Coffee and Networking Break
10:45am - 11:45am: Second Panel: Harnessing Women’s Agency in Disaster Reduction and Recovery
11:45am - 12:00pm: Final Remarks
Target audienceThis event is open to the public.
How to register
To register, please, visit the online page here.
- Gender, Social Impacts & Social Resilience, Vulnerable Populations
- United States of America