publication

Women's leadership in disaster preparedness
36
pages
Organisation:
Action Against Hunger International
Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities
Start Network
Region:
Eastern and Southern Africa
Asia
Pacific
Topics: Early warning

This report explores how women are involved as leaders and decision-makers within the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) and its networks. The DEPP was a four-year programme funded by the Department of International Development (UK) and co-led by the Start and CDAC (Communicating with disasters affected communities) networks. It comprised 14 projects and was implemented in 10 countries. The report provides an insight into why investing in women as leaders is important, identifies drivers and barriers and examines the effects of women’s leadership for advancing the rights and equality of other women. The research is based on a desk review of relevant literature and interviews with key informants from four of the DEPP operational countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Pakistan, and the Philippines

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