Seminar on Gender in Disaster Risk Reduction

When, local time: 
Friday, 15 February 2013 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Internal meeting
Disasters triggered by natural hazards such as earthquake, flood, drought, tropical storms are on the rise. More women than men die from natural hazards. Considering UNESCO’s mandate in DRR within various programmes of the Organization and its Global Priority on Gender Equality, UNESCO is uniquely positioned to integrate gender and DRR, however mainstreaming it still remains challenging at activity/project level. The seminar is intended to strengthen capacities of UNESCO staff to deliver on these two elements.