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DRM Hub’s Contribution to JICA’s Training on Gender and Diversity in Disaster Risk Reduction

October 25-27, 2017

Sendai, Japan

  • To close its training course on Gender and Diversity in Disaster Risk Reduction in Disaster Risk Reduction, JICA invited the World Bank’s Disaster Risk Management Hub in Tokyo to speak and participate at the concluding public seminar and clients’ action planning presentations at JICA Tohoku on October 25-27, 2017 in Sendai.

    In total, 16 officials and NGO representatives from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Colombia, Iraq, and Nepal participated in the JICA’s training course, which took place on October 10-29, 2017.

    Working with key experts and practitioners from JICA in gender and disaster risk reduction, the group learned how Japan builds disaster resilience across society and take these lessons back to their ministries responsible for social welfare, women’s and children’s affairs, and disaster management, as well as NGOs engaging vulnerable groups and providing services to communities.

    Through the course, the participants were able to connect with officials, researchers, and NGOs working in the Tohoku region to rebuild following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, including experts from Sendai City, The Sendai Gender Equal Opportunity Foundation, Sendai City Gender Equality Promotion Center, the Government of Japan’s Reconstruction Agency,  Shizuoka University, Tohoku University , Japan Women’s Network for Disaster Risk Reduction, among many others.