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Facilitating Inclusion in Disaster Preparedness

Background: An inclusive approach to disaster preparedness saves lives. Inclusion engenders community resilience and promotes equity and human rights. But most of the time, certain groups of people are left out due to their inherent characteristics such as age, disability, gender, religion, and social status. As a result, these people become more vulnerable to disasters. In Disaster Preparedness, the participation of women, children, older people, people with disabilities, and other minority groups and sectors is important because they are the most vulnerable against disasters. Inclusive disaster preparedness provides technical and logical frameworks that assimilate the most vulnerable sectors in a community and enhances their capacity against future disasters.

Purpose of the webinar: This webinar aims to help participants:

1) identify essential criteria in creating an inclusive planning team that recognizes the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in vulnerable communities; and

2) analyze and design meaningful inclusion of vulnerable sectors in the disaster preparedness project that shares mutual understanding, cultural competence, effective communication, and inclusive practices and strategies.

Length: 60 minutes, which includes a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session

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