E-learning course on ‘Gender Perspectives in Disaster Preparedness and Humanitarian Response for Local Actors’
About this Course
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The year of 2016 saw ADPC commence the shaping up of a multi-stakeholder regional partnership in 6 Asian countries. The Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) was formalized in 2017 with participation from Governments, Local Humanitarian Organizations and the Private Sector on a unified collaborative platform to strengthen the capacities and leadership in preparedness for response in Asia. With support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID OFDA, 6 national preparedness partnerships in Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Philippines are striving to take the lead in emergency response for advancing the localization agenda put forward by the World Humanitarian Summit, 2016.
To guide and lead this change, ADPC aims to sensitize its members on the need for adopting gender-equal approaches to strengthen the APP action plans in the program countries. This online introductory course stems from the interest shown by the APP member countries and discussions at the regional workshop on ‘Integrating Gender-Equal and Rights-Based Approaches into APP Action Plans’ organized on 23 -24 April 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The course units explore the issues surrounding gender concepts, concerns and practices, and ways to address these concerns in disaster situations. The course draws experiences and learnings from ADPC’s extensive programmatic work and partnerships in the region as well as from other regional and global resources. It untangles and presents these complex and dynamic matters in a simple, interesting and practical way for you to understand. Using documented cases and examples, it builds awareness, knowledge, and skills of local actors to adapt and learn different approaches for gender integration. The units will explore key global agreements and directives that guide tackling gender issues and key concerns, and identify entry-points for gender-inclusive interventions in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response.