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Gender inequalities must be transformed to achieve effective and sustainable DRR and CR. Explore what that entails with this course.

About This Course

Change does not happen on its own.

In order to not only meet the priorities set out in the Sendai Framework but also to meet obligations under international, regional and national law, duty-bearers and DRR stakeholders have a responsibility to take a gender-transformative approach to disaster risk reduction and climate resilience.

It is the only way to reduce disaster risks and enhance climate resilience in a sustainable, gender-equal and socially inclusive manner, and truly Build Back Better.

With this course, we offer you a glimpse into key aspects of gender transformative approaches and highlight how they should be considered as both an outcome, and a process. We also provide suggestions on where you can find more information to deepen your understanding on the topic.

Expected time requirement: 15-20 minutes.

This self-paced module is part of ADPC’s 'About Gender'-series, a collection of short web-based courses on key concepts of gender which all depart from a so-called gender-transformative approach.

A gender-transformative approach recognizes that a gender-equal and socially inclusive approach to disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate resilience (CR) requires us to change the way we think, and the way we work.

With this series we hope to help you rise to that challenge.

Who is this course for?

The series has been developed for DRR and CR professionals who:

  • Have little to no experience and knowledge in gender
  • Have some experience and knowledge in gender, but need a refresher on certain concepts
  • Have experience in gender but are looking for a quick recap on specific concepts and/or links to more information

For further information about the E-Learning course, you may contact ADPC Academy at

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