Training Course on Gender Equality and Disaster Risk Reduction

Date:  24 - 26 Apr 2017

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand

In disasters, the needs of women, girls, boys and men are different and distinct. Scientific research demonstrates how women are disproportionally affected by natural disaster events. More marginalized populations, including women, tend to be disproportionally negatively impacted when natural disasters happen. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction states emphasizes that women and their participation are critical to effectively managing disaster risk. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk reduction, Agency for Humanity and the Sustainable Development Goals all commit to reaching the most vulnerable women, girls, boys and men and the needs of diverse and at-risk groups in situations of disaster vulnerability and risk. The pledge to leave no one behind is the central theme of the 2030 Agenda and places a new obligation on our commitment to reach and transform the lives of those most at risk of being left behind.

This training will provide an introduction on how to operationalize institutional policies and practice to integrate gender into disaster risk reduction. The training will develop skills and competencies in disaster risk reduction using a gender lens throughout the disaster risk reduction cycles, from assessment, analysis, planning through to implementation, monitoring and evaluation.




Ensure participants are provided with tools and practical understanding to integrate gender issues into disaster risk reduction policies and practice. The training will build an awareness of gender equality, build gender competence and enabling participants to promote gender equality goals in their work at all levels. Participants will gain knowledge to use gender analysis tools, collecting gender-sensitive data and to use data to plan in a systematic way.


By completing the course, participants will learn how to:

  • Address gender issues in disaster risk reduction
  • Use sex, age and disability data collection tools
  • Conduct gender impact analysis and capability and vulnerability analysis
  • Integrate gender perspectives into disaster risk reduction for sustainable development
  • Incorporate gender analysis into disaster risk reduction programming


Module 1: Key concepts and links: Gender and DRR
  • Session 1: Gender and Sex
  • Session 2: Power
  • Session: 3: How gender relates to how people are affected by disasters
Module 2: Gender mainstreaming
  • Session 1: Sex, Disability and Age Disaggregated Data
  • Session 2: Development of Gender impact analysis
  • Session 3: Capability and Vulnerability Analysis- gendered analysis of capability and vulnerability
Module 3: Gender-Based Violence
  • Session 1: Gender-based violence in disasters
  • Session 2: IASC guidelines on integrating GBV into humanitarian programming
Module 4: Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Assessment and planning
  • Session 1: Risk environment and gender
  • Session 2: Emergency preparedness


The three day course will be conducted based on adult learning methodogies and tools with a heavy emphasis on practical application of case studies. Interactice tools and role play will demonstrate practical aspects while theortical basis will be provided.


Project staff, government and non-government partners who are involved in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of climate change and disaster risk reduction activities. The training will include practical guidance on addressing gender and women’s empowerment in climate change and disaster risk reduction. It will provide practical application of Sendai Framework of Action, including specific guidance on AMCDRR outcome documents, as well as tools to link sustainable development goals, Paris Agreement and Agenda for Humanity.


Package A without accommodation: USD1,075
Package B with accommodation: USD1,375

The standard course fee of USD1,075 covers the course tuition, training materials, meeting package, and study visits. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application, lunch and dinners, health and accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

Participants who want to stay at the hotel where the course will be conducted can choose an alternative course fee package B.


Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by an organization. The application can be submitted online


If you are selected to attend the course, the payment should be transferred to ADPC's account through a bank transfer not later than March 24, 2017. Otherwise, your participation will be cancelled. Please note that personal checks are not accepted as a form of payment.


If you are unable to attend, a substitute applicant is welcome to attend in your place, provided the participation criteria described above have been met.

Cancellation of attendance should be notified at least three weeks prior to course commencement; in which case, 15 percent of the course fee will be deducted for banking charges and administrative costs. No refunds are available for cancellation within three weeks prior to course commencement.