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How do we make sure women and marginalized groups are at the center of our work? With this course, learn about gender and diversity mainstreaming through the project cycle.

About This Course

Because we live in an unequal world, active steps must be taken to ensure disaster risk reduction and climate resilience >account for and target women, girls, boys, men and persons of non-binary gender identities in an equal manner. Gender and diversity mainstreaming makes sure we are not blind to the fact that not all people have the same needs and opportunities in life.

Mainstreaming gender and diversity in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate resilience (CR) saves lives.

With this course, we offer you a glimpse into key aspects of gender and diversity mainstreaming, with a focus on the project cycle. 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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