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Gender competence in teams and stakeholders makes for stronger DRR and CR.

About This Course

Women, men, and persons of non-binary gender identities do not face the same challenges nor have the same opportunities in life. They are affected by policies, interventions and practices differently due to structural dimensions of power and discrimination.

A person with gender competence recognizes these dynamics and gender norms and is mindful of practices, behaviors, gestures, choices of words that enforces and/or reinforces gender inequalities.

With this course, we offer you a glimpse into key aspects of gender competence and it is important to understand in teams and in stakeholders. 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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