Profiles of women leaders in DRR

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Women leaders

The overall goal of the Women's International Network on Disaster Risk Reduction (WIN DRR) is to empower women to attain leadership and enhance their role in decision-making in disaster risk reduction in Asia-Pacific. This collection compiles the profiles of women that contribute to reducing disaster risk in their communities.

Fatoumatta L Sisay
The Gambia is building resilience, to reduce the impacts of hazards, so that they needn’t result in disaster. The country's National Disaster Management Agency recently joined MCR2030 as a way to make The Gambia more resilient to hazards.
Profiles of advocates working to reduce the risks faced by people living with disabilities, and to make disaster risk reduction, essential services and whole societies across the Asia-Pacific region more inclusive for people living with disabilities.
Dr. Homolata Borah has been working towards reducing disaster risk for some of the most vulnerable communities living in the world’s largest inhabited river island of Majuli in the state of Assam in India.
Muliagatele Filomena Nelson is the Climate Change Adaptation Advisor at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme. She helps Pacific women become active participants in the process of international climate negotiations. 
Christos Stylianides, Greece’s Minister for the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, tells PreventionWeb about his unique role, and how his ministry is tackling adaptation and resilience.
Adair Ackley Gina Bonne
Careers in resilience: As Head of the Environment and Climate Change Department for the Indian Ocean Commission, Gina Bonne assists island states to manage climate change-related issues and disaster risk reduction.
Women leaders in DRR share tsunami stories.
Maselina leads advocacy campaigns with the Deaf Association of Samoa engaging stakeholders such as the Samoa Meteorological Office, Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the National Disaster Management Office.