HOST(S): Human Rights and Justice Group International (HRJGI)
Type: Training Course Date: 05 Jul - 04 Aug 2017 (tentative) Location: Online event
Owing to different life experiences, women and men differ in how they experience, respond to, and recover from disasters. When disaster strikes, men and women have different abilities and ways of responding, and, in the end, the impacts are different. Gender-based social, economic, religious and cultural construct marginalize women across all communities and groups, irrespective of class, caste, economic standing, status, ethnicity or age. Therefore, a disaster response must meet the disaster-related needs of women, men, and all marginalized groups, and those stakeholders should participate in disaster preparedness, mitigation, recovery and reconstruction.
Based on this premise, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030, states that, in designing and implementing policies and plans on disaster reduction, the participation of relevant stakeholders such as women and the marginalized groups should be considered. It also emphasizes the need for capacity development measures for women to participate effectively in each and every steps of disaster preparedness, emergency response, recovery and reconstruction.
The course seeks to fill the gaps in practical guidance in gender mainstreaming in disaster risk management at the local and community level.This course will strengthen the participants’ knowledge and skills in integrating gender in the concepts and practices of community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM) for the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The main course objective is to build the capacity of participants to integrate gender perspective in disaster risk management so as 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. The specific objectives are to:
This part-time course comprises seven (7) modules. The module outline is included below:
PRE – Training
Module 1: Introduction to Community-Based Disaster Risk Management
Module 2: Gender Perspective in Community-Based Disaster Risk Management
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: Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development
Module 7: Final Examination
This course aims at United Nations staff, humanitarian workers, social workers, law enforcement officials, development actors, women activists, research officers, disaster risk managers, gender desk officers and consultants, involved in facilitating integration of non discriminatory behaviour and equality between men and women.
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 Certification in Mainstreaming Gender into CBDRM.
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 27th June 2017, while full tuition payment is due on 30th June 2017. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. However, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. To download the application form from this page. Register early for this wonderful learning opportunity!
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Event website: http://www.justicegroup.us/disaster-risk-management
Short URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/go/53975