Mary Fran Myers award 2008 for DRR deadline extended

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The deadline for the acceptance of nominations for the Mary Fran Myers Award has been extended until 15th April 2008.

The Gender and Disaster Network and the Natural Hazards Center invite nominations of those who should be recognized for their efforts to advance gender-sensitive policy, practice, or research in the areas of disaster risk reduction.

The intent of the award is to recognize women and men whose advocacy, research, or management efforts have had a lasting, positive impact on reducing disaster vulnerability.

All those whose work has added to the body of knowledge on gender and disasters, are significant for gender-theory or practice, or has furthered opportunities for women to succeed in the field are eligible.

Submit your full name and contact information (mailing address, e-mail, telephone, fax) and that of the nominee

- Attach a current resume or curriculum vitae of the nominee
- Write a letter of nomination detailing specifically how this individual’s work fits the award criteria as described above
- Optional: A one-page letter of support from another person or organization may also be submitted

Please direct any questions and submit all materials to mfmawards2008[at] or be in touch by phone +44 (0)191 227 3108 or fax +44 (0)191 227 4715.

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