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    Date: 23 Mar - 22 Apr 2016

    Date: 22 Dec 2015 - 22 Jan 2016 (tentative)

    Date: 18 Nov - 17 Dec 2016 (tentative)

    Date: 17 Feb - 16 Mar 2017 (tentative)

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Online Certificate Course in Mainstreaming Gender into Community Based Disaster Risk Management

MAIN 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

Type: Training Course Date: 17 Feb - 16 Mar 2017 (tentative) Location: Online event

Course Description

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. 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.

Target Audience

This course aims at project staff, advisers, volunteers, women activist, humanitarian workers, disaster risk managers, gender desk officers and consultants, involved in facilitating the integration of non-discriminatory behaviour and equality between men and women.

Course Objectives

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:

  • Review the concepts of disasters and Community-Based Disaster Risk Management.
  • Introduce participants to the gender perspective in Community-based disaster risk management.
  • Expose the participants on the process of gender sensitive disaster risk assessment.
  • Introduce the participants to Gender Sensitive Disaster Risk Management for effective disaster risk reduction, response and recovery.
  • To identify the gaps and opportunities for mainstreaming gender sensitivity into disaster risk reduction with specific focus on Sendai Framework implementation.

Course Outline

This part-time course comprises of seven modules. The module outline is included below:

PRE – Training

  • Introductory Course in the Online Training System
  • Course navigation and guide
  • Explanation of course resources

Module 1: Understanding Disasters & Community Based Disaster Risk Management

  • Introduction
  • The concept of community-based disaster risk management
  • The importance of community in CBDRM
  • Core principles of CBDRM
  • Basic concepts: Disaster and disaster risk management
  • Definition of key terms and concepts in CBDMR
  • Assignment

Module 2: Gender Perspective in CBDRM

  • Introduction
  • Gender and disaster
  • Why is it important to consider gender issues in CBDRM?
  • Gender Perspective in CBDRM?
  • Gender mainstreaming in CBDRM
  • Assignment

Module 3: Gender-Sensitive Risk Assessment

  • Introduction
  • Defining Risk Identification, Risk Analysis, and Risk Evaluation
  • Participatory Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment
  • What is disaster risk assessment?
  • The need to make risk assessment gender-sensitive
  • How to conduct a gender-sensitive risk assessment
  • Assignment

Module 4: Gender Sensitive Disaster Early Warning System

  • Introduction
  • Understanding early warning
  • The need for gender-sensitive early warning system
  • How to build a gender-sensitive early warning system
  • Challenges to gender-inclusive disaster risk reduction
  • Assignment

Module 5: Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Introduction
  • Defining indicators
  • The importance of indicators
  • Understanding gender-sensitive indicators
  • How to build good gender-sensitive indicators
  • How to use indicators during the programme cycle of a disaster risk reduction intervention
  • Assignment

Module 6: Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development

  • Introduction
  • The Evolution of disaster risk reduction
  • Understanding the concept or disaster risk management
  • Disaster risk reduction for sustainable development
  • Relevance of disaster to sustainable development
  • Examining the Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction 2015 - 2030
  • The Sendai Framework for Disaster Reduction & The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • The Sendai Framework and Post-2015 disaster risk challenge.
  • Assignment

Module 7: Final Examination

  • Final Examination
  • Participants Evaluation of Course/Feedback

Course requirements

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.

Further Information

Additional Features

  • Online, interactive, self-paced and self-learning modules.
  • Assignments to test your knowledge and understanding before and after the course.
  • Opportunity to post comments, assignment answers, live chat and blogging etc.

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:

  1. Completed all assignments and Final Exam
  2. Obtain a combined final mark of 50% or more for the assignments and Final Exam.

Successful students will receive the GHRLTI Certificate of Participation.

Course Fee

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.


Online [Web-based]

How to Apply

The deadline for application is 10th October 2016, while full tuition payment is due on 11th October 2016. Registration and acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Download the application form at the link below.

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