Training Course on Mainstreaming Gender for Disaster Risk Management

Type:
Training Course
Host:
Datastat Research Center
Date:
18-22 Sep 2017
Location:
Kenya (Nairobi)
Venue:
Datastat Research Center

Introduction

The post Hyogo Framework states that a stronger women’s role in HFA2 and in disaster risk reduction generally needs to be defined specifically, and one of the most important tasks in formulating HFA2 strategy will be to provide that definition. Women must be enabled to take on leadership roles in disaster risk reduction and space must be made for them to do that as part of their overall involvement in deliberations.

In support of this, training pertaining to disaster risk reduction should be gender dis-aggregated so that issues affecting one gender more than another can be identified and gender-specific interventions devised. If HFA2 is to be more inclusive of women, this is a minimal requirement, since knowledge is the basis for effective action.

It is imperative that capacities of both women and men must be harnessed so they can address vulnerable conditions and protect themselves, their families and communities against hazards. And this course will strengthen the participants’ knowledge and skills in integrating gender in the concepts and practices of CBDRM.

Duration

5 days.

Who should attend?

Policy actors and practitioners from international organisations and aid agencies, NGO staff, government officials, independent consultants and development practitioners working on either climate change or DRR with a personal or organisational goal to improve integration.

Course objectives

By the end of the training the learner should be in a position to:

  • Review the concepts of disasters and Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM)

  • Introduce participants to the gender perspective in CBDRM and the process of gender integration in CBDRM.

  • Expose the participants on the process of gender sensitive risk assessment

  • Introduce the participants on Gender Sensitive Disaster Risk Management for effective DRR, response and recovery.

Course content

  • Concepts of disasters and Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM)

  • Gender perspective in CBDRM and the process of gender integration in CBDRM.

  • Process of gender sensitive risk assessment

  • Gender Sensitive Disaster Risk Management for effective DRR, response and recovery.

Requirements

  • Proficiency in use of English language

  • Meet admission criteria

Methodology

The trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach such as presentations, group work, guided sessions of practical exercise and web based tutorials.


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Keywords

Themes:
Community-based DRR, Gender, Recovery, Disaster Risk Management
Countries:
Kenya
The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction took place in 2015 The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction took place in 2015.
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