HOST(S): Human Rights and Justice Group International (HRJGI)
Type: Training Course Date: 23 Mar - 22 Apr 2016 Location:
Type: Training Course Date: 22 Dec 2015 - 22 Jan 2016 (tentative) Location: Online event
Type: Training Course Date: 18 Nov - 17 Dec 2016 (tentative) Location: Online event
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the global roadmap for disaster risk reduction from 2015 – 2030 recognizes the importance of gender-dimensions in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and calls for inclusiveness and engagement of all society. Sendai Framework called for:
“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.”
Furthermore, Sendai Framework emphasized that "women and their participation are critical to effectively managing disaster risk and designing, resourcing and implementing gender-sensitive disaster risk reduction policies, plans and programmes; and adequate capacity building measures need to be taken to empower women for preparedness as well as build their capacity for alternate livelihood means in post-disaster situations." This course seeks to fill gaps in practical guidance in gender mainstreaming in disaster risk management at the local and community level.
It also 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 Community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM).
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.
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:
This part-time course comprises 6 modules. The module outline is included below:
PRE – Training
Module 1: Understanding Disasters & Community Based Disaster Risk Management
Module 2: Gender Perspective in CBDRM
Module 3: Gender-Sensitive Risk Assessment
Module 4: Gender Sensitive Disaster Early Warning System
Module 5: Gender Sensitive Indicators for Disaster Risk Reduction
Module 6: Conclusion and Final Examination
This is an online course, so you'll need to have a computer with an Internet connection, and you'll need a web-browser (you can use IE or FireFox). All the course materials you'll need to complete this course are provided in the course modules. You will not need to purchase any additional materials, resources, or books. You will also have the opportunity of experiencing the best online training platform.
Award of the certificates
Statistics from previous courses showed that submission of assignments and receiving online tutoring helped participants to integrate gender in their various activities. Certificates can be awarded only to those students who:
Successful students will receive the GHRLTI Certificate of Participation.
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.
The deadline for application is 10th October 2016, while full tuition payment is due on 11th October 2016. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. However, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Download the application form from this page. Register early for this wonderful learning opportunity!
Event website: http://www.justicegroup.us/disaster-risk-management
Short URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/go/46997