Profiles of women leaders in DRR

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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.

Vasiti Soko is the first female Director of Fiji National Disaster Management Office (NDMO). In a span of two years after she was appointed, Vasiti coordinated Fiji’s response to seven tropical cyclones and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Nuraini Rahma Hanifa works with the Research Center for Geotechnology, Research Organization of Earth Sciences, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), previously known as Indonesia Institute of Sciences (LIPI).
This collection of inspiring women are finalists for the Women’s International Network for Disaster Risk Reduction Leadership Awards.
This collection of inspiring women are finalists for the Women’s International Network for Disaster Risk Reduction Leadership Awards.
Ruth Timauku
“I was interested in the work of disaster risk reduction because when I was a small girl, a cyclone hit my community,” Ruth recalls.
Aiping Chen
“If women's involvement also becomes an essential step in screening those project proposals, and their leadership will be encouraged, that would be a success,” Aiping says.