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This document presents recommendations from the Regional Asia-Pacific Conference on Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction, held 16-18 May 2016, in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. The conference brought together over 300 participants from Viet Nam and twenty-two countries across the Asia-Pacific region to identify actions to ensure implementation of the Sendai Framework in the region will be gender responsive and inclusive.
The drafting of the recommendations took into account the complexities that the region is facing in addressing disaster risks including the impacts of climate change, increasing inequalities between regions and between population groups - disability, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, among others. The participants agreed on a set of recommendations for action and agreed to work towards incorporating these into regional and national DRR decision making processes.