Call for good practices on gender, DRR and climate change

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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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The UN/ISDR secretariat in collaboration with IUCN and WEDO has issued in Bali today a call for good practices and lessons learned that link disaster risk reduction as a key tool for reducing the impact of climate change, with a gender perspective. We are seeking examples of projects and initiatives across humanitarian, environmental and development sectors that: promote positive changes to how women and men’s capabilities are used to build community resilience to climate change; and which integrate a gender perspective in natural resource management, environmental protection and climate change adaptation policies. The resulting publication will potentially prove valuable for addressing gender gaps in disaster risk reduction. We invite you to share with us your initiatives at community, national, regional or international levels (guidelines for submissions are attached in English, French and Spanish).

Contributions that fulfill the criteria of selection will be reviewed by a UN/ISDR secretariat gender officer and submitted to a voluntary board of gender professionals of the ISDR System working in the fields of Environment, Climate Change, Development, and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Do not hesitate to contact Ana Cristina Thorlund at thorlund[at]un.org, should you have any questions on this subject.

Submission deadline extended: all contributions should be sent by 15 March 2008 (extended from 11 February 2008).

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