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Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction on the occasion of 1 year of implementation of the Sendai Framework for Action (2015-2030) will be held in Hanoi, Viet Nam, on 16 to 18 May 2016.

Background

The Sendai Framework for Action (2015-2030) was adopted at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Japan in March 2015. Under its seven global targets, the Sendai Framework outlines four Priorities for Action: (i) understanding disaster risk; (ii) strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk; (iii) investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience; and (iv) enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response, recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction. The Sendai Framework further states in its Guiding Principles: “A gender, age, disability and cultural perspective should be integrated in all policies and practices, and women and youth leadership should be promoted”.

This proposed regional conference organised by UN Women in Viet Nam in partnership with the Government of Japan and the Government of Viet Nam will provide a forum to discuss gender-related issues and targets for the four priorities of the Sendai Framework with the aim of assisting Governments in integrating gender when setting local targets. This conference will be targeted towards government, policy makers, researchers and practitioners from the Asia and the Pacific region.

 

Objectives and Outputs – Overall the forum aims to identify practical measures for substantive integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment in disaster risk reduction taking into the differential impacts and abilities of different gender groups.

Objectives:

  • Identify key measures for effective implementation of the gender responsive Sendai Framework for DRR
  • Share knowledge, experience and best practices from national governments, organizations and researchers from their work in Japan, Nepal, Vietnam, Vanuatu, and other countries in the region
  • Create a network where the voices of men and women from the field can be shared with policy makers and decision makers at the national level, i.e., a community of practice

Outputs of the conference:

  • Recommendation document on ‘Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction’
  • Publication of key papers presented at the conference

 

Expected Participants:

The total number of participants expected to attend the regional conference will be 200, including at least 50 international participants (government officials, experts, key speakers and UN).

Outcome Document:

 

The following is the list of publications circulated by IFRC:

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Community safety and resilience

     

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Climate change
 
 
For more information and publications, please visit Climate Change.
 
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School based risk reduction
 
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Disaster Law
For more information and publications, please visit Disaster Law.
 
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Gender and Diversity

 

For more information and publications, please visit Gender and Diversity.

 

Related videos:

Gender and diversity approaches to VCA

 

by Viet Nam Red Cross

Haos I Foldaon, Women I stanap

 
by Vanuatu Red Cross
 

Community Radio

Community Radio

by Bangladesh Red Crescent and IFRC
 
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Migration
 

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Regional Resilience Initiative

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