Mainstreaming Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion in Anticipatory Action for DRR in Southeast Asia
A panel discussion on “Mainstreaming Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion in Anticipatory Actions for Disaster Preparedness in Southeast Asia”. Is aimed to promote gender equality and inclusion in anticipatory actions for disaster preparedness into the implementation of ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme 2021-2025 and the ASEAN Guidelines on Disaster Responsive Social Protection. The discussion will consist of best practices of anticipatory actions and resilience interventions with experiences from Vietnam under the Inclusive and Gender Responsive Anticipatory Action in ASEAN, a project that implemented by the Consortium of CARE International, Plan International and World Vision with a support funding from ECHO. The panel discussion will be 90 minutes with the Q&A session, with speakers coming from the ASEAN Secretariat Disaster Management and Humanitarian Division, a representative of the Asia Regional Technical Working Group on Anticipatory Actions, representative from the National Disaster Management Agency from Indonesia and a local representatives from Vietnam, who is the gender expert from CARE Vietnam and has experience working with local communities.
The panel discussion will contribute to one of Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2022) themes: Leave no one behind, investing in local action and empowering the most risk groups. Moreover, this event also focuses on institutionalization, policy advocacy, and sharing on the development of FBEA training modules for ASEAN member states. Finally the session aims to share recommendations to different stakeholders on how to mainstream gender equality, disability and social inclusion in anticipatory action to strengthen the community resilience to disaster in the Southeast Asia region.
This in-person side event is the panel discussion focuses on gender equality, disability, and the meaningful engagement of vulnerable group in particular women groups and leaders in promoting anticipatory action in reducing disaster risk. Moreover, this event also focuses on institutionalization, policy advocacy, and will be sharing the status of development of training modules of FBEA for ASEAN member states. This focus links to the Strengthening disaster risk governance and addresses systemic risk theme of the GP2022.
To share, discuss on and promote for:
- An inclusive and gender-responsive in Anticipatory Action for effective disaster preparedness within the Southeast Asia region.
- Mainstreaming the Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) into the ASEAN Work Programme 2021-2025 and Guidelines on Disaster Responsive Social Protection to Increase Resilience.
- Opportunities, lessons learned, best practices and regional collaboration on Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion into Disaster Risk Reduction Plan.
- Voices from the front-liners on the added values of mainstreaming GEDSI in the anticipatory actions in Vietnam and the Philippines.
- Dr. Takeshi Komino -General secretary of CWS Japan, and Deputy Chair of ADRRN
- Ms. Pannapa Na Nan-Director of International Cooperation Section Research and International Cooperation Bureau, Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Ministry of Interior Thailand
- Dr. Raditya Jati, S.Si, M.Si- Deputy Minister of System and Strategy for the National Disaster Management Agency of Indonesia
- Ms. Catherine Jones-Emergency & Rehabilitation Officer and the Anticipatory Action Lead for Asia and the Pacific, FAO
- Ms. Thi Thu Ha NGUYEN- Gender Specialist, CARE International Vietnam
- Representative from the side event organizers.
The side event is also promoted in the Anticipation Hub as moving forward post GPDRR 2022 the PGI working group will be a space to facilitate continued learning and exchange around this topic. More information can be access on this link
Where do we stand
While an inclusive Anticipatory Action in Disaster Risk Reduction has received significant attention on both regional and global level. There are some challenges remain, including;
- The Anticipatory Action in Disaster Risk Reduction in Southeast Asia is just at the initial level with very limited experience on the engagement of the most vulnerable groups including women, children, and people with disability.
- Lack of existing training module and implementation guideline that mainstream gender equality, disability and social inclusion
- Lack of comprehensive monitoring and evaluation on the anticipatory action initiative at community level and linking with government priority on DRR.
Session guiding questions
- To what extent is the status and progress of mainstreaming Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion in Anticipatory Action for DRR in Southeast Asia?
- What are the level of engagement of communities in particular vulnerable groups in the implementation of the Anticipatory Action in Southeast Asia?
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