Online certificate course on community based disaster risk management from a gender perspective

Training Course
Human Rights and Justice Group International (HRJGI)
04-31 Oct 2012

Course description

The Hyogo Framework for Action, the global roadmap for disaster risk reduction from 2005 – 2015 recognizes both community participation and gender-sensitive disaster risk management. Gender perspective is a cross-cutting principle of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2000 – 2015: on building resilience of nations and communities to disaster, which states that:

'A gender perspective should be integrated into all disaster risk management policies, plans and decision making processes, including those related to risk assessment, early warning, information management and education and training.'

The international community is coming up with policy and practical guidelines on how to mainstream gender in disaster risk management for national governments. This course seeks to fill gaps in practical guidance in gender mainstreaming in disaster risk management at the local and community level.

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.

General Course Objectives

In general, the course aims to integrate gender perspective in disaster risk management to ensure that both women and men have the necessary capacities in addressing their respective vulnerabilities to enable them to protect themselves, their families and their immediate communities.

Specifically, the course aims to: 1. Review the concepts of disasters and community based disaster risk management (CBDRM) 2. Introduce participants to the gender perspective in CBDRM and the process of gender integration in CBDRM 3. Expose the participants on the process of gender sensitive risk assessment 4. Introduce the participants on gender sensitive disaster risk management for effective DRR, response and recovery

Course outline

This six (5) - weeks part-time course comprises 6 modules. The module outline is included below:

Pre-training • Introductory course in the online training system • Course navigation and guide • Explanation of course resources

Module 1: Understanding disasters and community based disaster risk management • Local Disaster Experiences • Basic concepts of disaster and disaster risk management

Module 2: Gender perspective in CBDRM: Why gender sensitive CBDRM? • Why the gender perspective in CBDRM? • How to integrate the gender perspective in CBDRM?

Module 3: Gender-sensitive risk assessment • Hazard assessment • Participatory vulnerability and capacity assessment • Gender sensitive community risk assessment

Module 4: Gender sensitive disaster risk management • Gender sensitive disaster risk reduction • Emergency response and recovery

Module 5: Gender sensitive disaster risk management planning • Gender sensitive CBDRM planning (action planning)

Module 6: Conclusion and final examination • Final examination • Participants evaluation of course/feedback • Conclusion

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Event fee

The course tuition fee is US$300. There is a limited amount of partial scholarships available for this course for applicants from developing countries, based on financial need.

Target audience

This course aims at project staff, advisers, volunteers, women activist, humanitarian workers, disaster risk managers, gender desk officers and consultants, involved in facilitating integration of non discriminatory behaviour and equality between men and women. Candidates should have a good written command of English language and good competence and comfort with computer and internet use.

How to register

The deadline for application is 28th September 2012, while full tuition payment is due on 3rd October 2012. Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Related Links


Community-based DRR, Gender, Recovery, Risk Identification & Assessment
The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 16-19 July 2018 The Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 16-19 July 2018.
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