Disaster risk management program: Gender aspects of disaster recovery and reconstruction - online course

Training Course
World Bank Group (WBG)
25 May - 15 Jun 2009

During the last decade, more than one billion people have been affected by disasters. While natural hazards do not discriminate on the basis of gender, or any other social characteristics, resilience to disasters is affected in important ways and on a large scale by gender. Gender shapes the disaster experience and the ability to recover. It explains why certain groups of people are at greater risk or why some others can recover at a slower pace. Since gender plays an important role in assigning roles and responsibilities within groups and in determining the access to and control of resources among groups, gender sensitivity and gender aspect become a valid and important policy domain during disasters and throughout the rehabilitation, recovery and reconstruction process. Gender mainstreaming is a key strategy to reduce inequalities among gender groups. Mainstreaming gender into disaster management strengthens the resilience of entire communities, cuts recovery time, and leads to more efficient recovery and reconstruction. It can be achieved by taking into account the needs, concerns and capacities of gender groups in planning and implementing disaster reduction and risk management activities. This course is designed to facilitate the mainstreaming process by improving the understanding of gender concerns in disaster management, and to contribute to improved knowledge of available policies, regulations and tools for implementing gender sensitive disaster management practices with specific focus on disaster recovery and reconstruction.

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Target audience

The course targets policy makers, community leaders and disaster management professionals to sensitize them in gender aspects of disasters and post disaster processes. The target audience includes government officials, staff of development agencies, aid and relief organizations.

How to register

Please click here to apply on-line.

For more information, contact: Berna Yekeler: gendercourse@worldbank.org CC: Anna Dimitrijevics: adimitrijevics@worldbank.org, annadimitrijevics@gmail.com CC: Shelly Kulshrestha : shelly.kul@gmail.com


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