Due to the COVID-19 outbreak situation across the world, ADPC agreed to postponed this course. The new schedule will be announced soon.

4th Training Course on Gender in Disaster Risk Reduction

Date:  20 - 24 Apr 2020

Venue: Bangkok, Thailand




Men, women, girls and boys are affected differently by disasters. Women are more likely to be disproportionately affected by disasters because of existing cultural beliefs, traditional practices and socio-economic conditions, leading to increased loss of livelihood, gender-based violence and loss of life. Effective disaster risk reduction (DRR) therefore requires empowerment and inclusive, accessible and nondiscriminatory participation, paying special attention to the needs of those disproportionately affected by disasters such as women and girls.

In this regard, the Gender in DRR training course aims to enhance participants’ knowledge on operationalizing gender equality in DRR programming in line with the commitments made in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. It will also seek to develop skills on gender considerations throughout the entire program management cycle and provide tools and practical understanding on mainstreaming gender in DRR programs.


At the end of this five-day course, participants should be able to:

• Explain how a gender lens can be applied to develop a gender-equal disaster risk management approach.
• Identify and describe tools and methods for mainstreaming gender into the project management cycle.
• Identify and describe tools and methods for carrying out gender-equal risk assessments.
• List gender-equal indicators for DRR which can be used to monitor and assess the progress made by various institutions, including governments, NGOs and INGOs.


In order to achieve the objectives, the course will have the following modules:

Introduction to Disaster Risk Management
This module introduces participants to disaster-related concepts and terminologies, disaster risk trends, climate change science, and major frameworks, approaches, tools, and methods for DRR and climate change adaptation.

Introduction to Gender Concepts, Terminologies and Frameworks
This module introduces participants to gender-related concepts and terminologies, including approaches and major frameworks.

Mainstreaming Gender in DRR
This module focuses on how gender can be incorporated into DRR projects. It will present various approaches, priority areas and case studies on how to make DRR gender-equal. It will also provide project design and M&E tools to ensure a gender-equal approach and to integrate gender equality and diversity concepts into the entire DRR project cycle.

Tools for Gender Analysis in DRR
This module teaches about the importance of gender analysis in DRR and how to conduct gender analysis. It also presents tools to analyze the different ways in which women and men are affected by, recover from, and increase their resilience to disasters.

Enabling Environments for Gender in DRR
This module discusses global policy frameworks, human rights treaties, and humanitarian standards and guidelines for upscaling gender in DRR. It also showcases women’s contributions to community resilience and the monitoring and evaluation indicators that illustrate the efficacy of gender-equal approaches to DRR.


Various trainee-centered methodologies shall be employed:

• Participatory lectures and discussions
• Presentations
• Role-plays
• Group exercises
• Field visit

The course shall be conducted in English.


This course is designed for staff from government and non-government organizations involved in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of climate change and disaster risk reduction programs. It is also designed for practitioners involved in gender and DRR, gender specialists, gender technical advisors, gender ambassadors and researchers in the gender field.


The standard course fee of USD1,700 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.


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.

It is also important to note that the course has a requirement for a minimum number of participants. If an insufficient number of applications have been received by April 3, 2020, ADPC reserves the right to cancel the course for the current year. Candidates who have already been accepted will be informed as soon as the decision is taken, and offered a place in the following year if desired.