Ignite Stage Presentation on Institutionalizing SADDD for DRR and COVID-19 Recovery in the Asia-Pacific Region

21 September 2022

The Ignite Stage is a key part of the APMCDRR program linked to the three key pillars of the conference, namely: 1) Investing in resilience and preparedness; 2) Shock-proofed infrastructure and systems; and 3) Resilient communities. It provides conference participants the opportunity to listen to 15-minute segments from a diverse range of speakers on key conference topics. For the Ignite Stage, UN Women's session will be structured as an interactive game show where participants will explore how much they know about gender data and how it can be used to reduce people’s disaster risk. 

The session's objectives are the following: 

  1. Showcase best practices and case studies from the Asia-Pacific on SADDD collection, analysis, usage, and reporting for gender-responsive national and regional disaster risk and climate resilience legislation, policies, programs, and budgets.
  2. Showcase best practices from the Asia-Pacific region where SADDD Is being used/integrated to develop gender-responsive build-back better strategies for COVID-19 recovery.
  3. The interactive gameshow will demonstrate that using gender data helps us to understand the differences in how women and men navigate their lives. When gender data is used to inform policymaking and advocacy, it has the potential to improve the lives of people. It can have a transformative role in achieving Sendai Framework and SDGs.

This presentation is part of the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and will be held on Thursday 22 September, 11:10 - 11:25 AEST at Great Halls 3 & 4.