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Disaster Watch aid grassroots women's collectives
to exchange learn and evaluate disaster response initiatives and the performance
of government and aid agencies.
First held in Gujarat in February 2002, a year after the earthquake, when a team of women from disaster sites in Turkey and India travelled there to monitor institutional support for women communities.
This volume includes:
- National Mechanisms Workshop 4.1.4 from National Frameworks to Local Action
- Grassroots Academy wins International Award for Best Practice Transfer, Dubai
The first India Disaster Management Congress, was held in New Delhi from November 29 to 30, 2006. A thematic session on Gender & Social Issues chaired by Prema Gopalan, was a product of this congress; concluding with this document, which outlines key recommendations on Women's role in Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness. Among other issues, participants recognized that improving women's participation is key to sustainable disaster prevention and preparedness.