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Session 1:Making Women’s Voices Count in Disaster Risk Reduction Programs

Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific – 2011 Series

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 Time: 11:00-14:00 (JST)

Scott Wallace—World Bank

Women and men’s different needs, roles and opportunities put women and men differently at risk from disasters and influences emergency management strategies. Women and men experience disaster impacts differently in health, safety, community support, and resource needs at the household and community levels. It is therefore important that women’s and men’s particular vulnerabilities and needs are assessed and taken into consideration into Disaster Risk Management (DRM) strategies. Recognizing the importance of a gender informed response, the World Bank is developing guidelines and tools for policymakers and practitioners to raise awareness of gender balanced approaches to DRM and increase gender-sensitive investment programs. 

This session will provide participants with an understanding of the key findings and tools for taking into account women and men’s particular needs, roles and opportunities into DRM programs and share lessons learnt on how gender dimension can be incorporated in a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) and recovery programs. After attending the session, participants should be able to:

• Gain a better understanding on why gender issues matter for DRM;
• Learn from regional good practices country cases how gender aspects can successfully be integrated into DRM operations.

Agenda and key issues

• Opening (Introduction of participants and objectives)
• Overview of Gender and DRM
• Presentations on country case studies
• Presentation on findings and tools to be developed
• Q&A and general discussion
• Conclusions


Ms. Doracie Zoleta-Nantes
Fellow, Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Program
Australian National University of Asia and the Pacific

Ms. Hanindya Artati
Technical Assistance Expert,
Community Based Housing Reconstruction Project (REKOMPAK),
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Ms. Adelina Kamal - TBC
Head, Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance Division
Cross-Sectoral Cooperation Directorate,
ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Department,
The ASEAN Secretariat

Main moderator

Ms. Helene Carlsson Rex
Senior Social Development & Gender Specialist,
The World Bank, Vientiane Country Office



Target Audience

EAP professional staff working on DRM and Gender

• ASEAN and SOPAC member state counterparts
• Other partners and stakeholders such as academics, private sector practitioners, civil society groups that are active in the area of disaster risk management, environment, infrastructure, gender, and finance in the ASEAN and SOPAC member states
• National and sub national government officials
• World Bank staff in country offices


Please send us your name, organization, telephone number and e-mail address by below form or FAX (03-3597-9161).

There will be live-webcasting on the day of the session. A button allowing access to the live stream of the event will appear on the main program page shortly before the event begins.
To view webcasting, participants will need a PC with internet access, Windows media Player Version 10.0.


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