Course Content Developer, Senior Expert, Disaster Risk and Resilience, Formerly UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Asia Pacific
About this Course
The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) started developing a multi-stakeholder platform in six Asian countries in 2016. The Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) was formalized in 2017 with participation from governments, local humanitarian organizations, and the private sector on a unified collaborative platform to strengthen the capacities and leadership in preparedness for response in Asia. Six national preparedness partnerships were formed in Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and the Philippines with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (the foundation) and the United States Agency for International Development Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID BHA). These partnerships strive to take the lead in emergency response to advance the localization agenda that was brought forward by the World Humanitarian Summit 2016.
A significant part of this agenda identified the need to adopt general-equal approaches. The ADPC sought to guide and lead this change by sensitizing its members about this approach in order to strengthen the APP action plans in the program countries. This online introductory course stems from the interest of the APP member countries and discussions at the regional workshop on ‘Integrating Gender-Equal and Rights-Based Approaches into APP Action Plans’ that was held in 2018.
The units of this course analyze the issues surrounding gender concepts, concerns and practices, and ways to address these concerns in disaster situations. The course draws experiences and learnings from ADPC’s extensive programmatic work and partnerships in the region as well as from other regional and global resources. It presents these complex matters in a simplified, engaging, and practical manner. The course builds awareness, knowledge and skills of local actors to adapt and learn different approaches for gender integration using documented cases and examples. The units will review notable global agreements and directives that guide tackling gender issues and key concerns, and identify entry-points for gender inclusive interventions in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response.
What you will learn
The course will provide and understanding and knowledge of the following:
- Gender literacy: Concepts, terminologies and frameworks on gender, disaster preparedness and humanitarian response
- Tools for conducting gender analysis, use of sex and age disaggregated data
- Gender-sensitive approaches and their application for disaster preparedness and humanitarian response.
- Learning through innovation, advocacy, collaboration and partnership.
Expert track – Launch date: XXth XXX 2018
- Module 1: Concepts and terminologies on gender, disaster preparedness and humanitarian response
- Module 2: International frameworks/ declarations for gender integration into disaster preparedness and humanitarian response
- Module 3: Basic Tool for Gender Analysis
- Module 4: Learning through innovation, advocacy, collaboration and partnership
Meet the instructors
Project Manager, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center.
South – South Learning and Research Coordinator,Asian Disaster Preparedness Center.