Disaster Risk Reduction

Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) Brochure

AGENT provides an array of support for national, regional and global environmental activities to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality. AGENT’s support is designed to complement existing or emerging USAID environmental efforts. AGENT broadens the reach of technical support, builds evidence for gender integration throughout environmental sectors, fills critical information gaps, and develops targeted resources […]

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The Sendai Framework is built on elements which ensure continuity with the work done by States and other stakeholders under the Hyogo Framework for Action and introduces a number of innovations as called for during the consultations and negotiations. Many commentators have identified the most significant shifts as a strong emphasis on disaster risk management […]

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This publication, produced jointly by the UN, UNDP, World Bank Group and GFDDR, guides governments in developing disaster recovery frameworks. Included are best practices that promote inclusiveness and sustainability, which can be adapted and applied to a variety of situations.

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This document, a product of UNDP Sri Lanka’s Tsunami Recovery Unit, consolidates first-hand experiences and recommendations from crisis responders following the 2004 tsunami disaster in Sri Lanka. While key issues such as gender, human rights and environmental protection are often incorporated into disaster relief efforts on paper, the reality of situations on the ground often lead to their deprioritization and retroactive integration. Recognizing the presence of time constraints and limited resources, this publication seeks to provide a once stop shop on how to integrate such issues in a way that is feasible and practical.

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Within the disaster recovery sector, no formal structure exists to standardize the disaster recovery process across agencies and organizations, creating confusion and coordination issues. This publication provides a review of current practices and challenges, particularly in the context of Asia and Latin America, to inform the development of a future Post Disaster Recovery Needs Assessment (PDNA) framework that will service to standardize disaster response efforts.

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This guide provides a brief, yet comprehensive overview of key principles and strategies for addressing post-disaster challenges affecting women, particularly in the East Asia and the Pacific region. Four priority areas are addressed including health, livelihood, property rights and public services.

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This document is a question-and-answer based conversation with Lorena Aguilar, Global Senior Gender Adviser, IUCN; Irene Dankelman, Lecturer, Radboud University, Netherlands; and Ulrike Rohr, Co-founder, GenderCC-Women for Climate Justice and head of genanet. The discussion is about how to include women in the decision-making process for disaster risk management to ensure that the policies are made with a gender perspective as disasters often impact women and men, girls and boys, differently.

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