Training Course on Mainstreaming Gender into Community Based Disaster Risk Management

from Indepth Research Services
Registration deadline: 06 Mar 2017 Training date:
13 Mar 2017 to 17 Mar 2017
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The post Hyogo Framework states that a stronger women’s role in HFA2 and in disaster risk reduction generally needs to be defined specifically, and one of the most important tasks in formulating HFA2 strategy will be to provide that definition. Women must be enabled to take on leadership roles in disaster risk reduction and space must be made for them to do that as part of their overall involvement in deliberations.
In support of this, training pertaining to disaster risk reduction should be gender dis-aggregated so
that issues affecting one gender more than another can be identified and gender-specific
interventions devised. If HFA2 is to be more inclusive of women, this is a minimal requirement, since
knowledge is the basis for effective action.

It 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. And this course will strengthen the participants’ knowledge and skills in integrating gender in the concepts and practices of CBDRM.

Training Objective

  • Review the concepts of disasters and Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM)
  • Introduce participants to the gender perspective in CBDRM and the process of gender integration in CBDRM.
  • Expose the participants on the process of gender sensitive risk assessment
  • Introduce the participants on Gender Sensitive Disaster Risk Management for effective DRR, response and recovery.


Module1: 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 it is important to consider gender issues in CBDRM?
  • Gender Perspective in CBDRM?
  • Gender mainstreaming in CBDRM

Module 3: Gender-Sensitive Risk Assessment

  • Introduction
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Participatory Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment
  • What is disaster risk assessment?
  • The need to make risk assessment gender-sensitive
  • 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
  • Assignment

Module 5: Gender Sensitive Indicators for Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Introduction
  • Definition of indicators
  • Importance of Indicators
  • 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

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Fee information:
The Course fee is KES 65,626 for residents or USD 876 for non-residents, exclusive of V.A.T.Participants attending as a group enjoys a discount of up to 15% for a group of 10 or more participants. The course fee covers tuition, refreshments and lunch.
How to register:

You can apply to participate as a group or as an individual by selecting the (Register Individual) or (Register Group) buttons.