3rd Training Course on Gender in Disaster Risk Reduction

Date:  10 - 14 Jun 2019

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand




In disasters, the needs of women, girls, boys and men are different and distinct. Scientific research demonstrates how women are disproportionally affected by natural disaster events. More marginalized populations, including women, tend to be disproportionally and negatively impacted when natural disasters happen. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), Agency for Humanity, and the Sustainable Development Goals, all commit to reaching the most vulnerable women, girls, boys, and men as well as work upon the needs of diverse and at-risk groups in situations of disaster vulnerability and risk. SFDRR also states that women and their participation are critical to effectively managing the disaster risk. The pledge to leave no one behind is the central theme of the 2030 Agenda and places a new obligation on our commitment to reach and transform the lives of those who are at most risk of being left behind.

This training will provide an introduction on how to operationalize gender equality into programming for disaster risk reduction. The training will develop skills and competencies in disaster risk reduction using a gender lens throughout the program management cycle, from assessment, analysis, planning to implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The training is targeting persons who manage projects or programs related to disaster risk reduction, climate change, and humanitarian action and would like to ensure a gender perspective integrated into their work.


Participants will be provided with tools and practical understanding to integrate gender issues into disaster risk reduction programs. The training will build an awareness of gender equality, gender competence and enable the participants to promote gender equality goals in their programme management work, at various levels. Participants will gain knowledge to use gender analysis tools, collecting relevant data and to use data to plan it in a systematic way. They will also get guidance on development of monitoring and evaluation frameworks and gender budgeting.


By completing the course, participants will learn how to;

● Analyze disaster risk reduction program approaches from a gender lens
● Mainstream gender in the project cycle, in identification, formulation, planning, implementation and evaluation
● Develop a theory of change for disaster risk reduction using a gender lens
● Design project and programs, monitor and evaluate on gender-responsive disaster risk reduction
● Design and use sex, age and disability data collection tools in program/project needs assessment
● Conduct gender impact analysis and capability and vulnerability analysis
● Integrate gender perspectives into disaster risk reduction for sustainable development in programming
● Incorporate gender analysis into project and program management


Module 1: Key concepts and links: Gender and DRR

Session 1: Gender and Sex
Session 2: Power
Session 3: How gender analysis relates to how people are affected by disasters
Session 4: Gender-based violence in disasters

Module 2: Gender mainstreaming tools

Session 1: Sex, Disability and Age Disaggregated Data
Session 2: Development of Gender impact analysis
Session 3: Capability and Vulnerability Analysis- gendered analysis of capability and vulnerability

Module 3: Gender in program implementation

Module 4: Gender responsive monitoring and evaluation

Session 1: Development of indicators to measure gender responsive measures
Session 2: Development of monitoring and evaluation measures

Module 5: Budget

Session 1: Gender budgeting


A week course will be conducted based on adult learning methodologies and tools with a heavy emphasis on practical application of case studies. Interactive tools and role play will demonstrate practical aspects while theoretical basis will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own program frameworks to use as the main learning tools and to ensure practical application of the lessons and concepts discussed.


Project staff, government and non-government partners who are involved in design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of climate change and disaster risk reduction programs. The training will include practical guidance on addressing gender and women's empowerment in disaster risk reduction programs. It will provide practical application of gender mainstreaming in disaster risk reduction projects/programs.


The standard course fee of USD1,675 covers course tuition, registration fee, training materials, study visit, and training kit.

Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, accommodation, airport transfers, visa application, all meals, health and accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

Discounted accommodation can be arranged by ADPC.


Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by an organization. The application can be submitted online at The registration and payment should be made at least one month before the course commence.


If you are selected to attend the course, the payment should be transferred to ADPC's account through a bank transfer at least one month before the course commence. Otherwise, your participation will be cancelled. Please note that personal checks are not accepted as a form of payment.


If you are unable to attend, a substitute applicant is welcome to attend in your place, provided the participation criteria described above have been met.

Cancellation of attendance should be notified at least three weeks prior to course commencement; in which case, 15 percent of the course fee will be deducted for banking charges and administrative costs. No refunds are available for cancellation within three weeks prior to course commencement.