MHEWC-III Gender Mainstreaming Learning Event: integration into the End-to-End Early Warning System for Hydro-Meteorological events


Session objectives

  1. Highlight the need for inclusive, locally tailored, and accessible multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS) given differential disaster risks and impacts for marginalised and high-risk individuals, including women and girls and people with disabilities.
  2. Identify critical opportunities for securing gender-responsive, women-led and inclusive MHEWS, which mainstream gender equality and social inclusion across all aspects of early warning systems.
  3. Share good practices and experiences of investing in and strengthening people-centred MHEWS that build the leadership and meaningful participation of women and marginalised groups and effectively engage with all marginalised groups. 
  4. Develop the knowledge and capacities of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) to support a gender-responsive, sensitive, and inclusive approach in the application and services of End-to-End Early Warning System (data-collection, modelling and forecasting, and early warning generation) for Hydro-Meteorological events.



Expected outcomes


Following the session, it is expected that the participants will have practical knowledge of the needs, challenges, good practices, tools and measures for mainstreaming gender into end-to-end early warning systems for fast-onset hydro-meteorological events (e.g., floods) and slow-slow onset processes (e.g., drought).


Learn more

The First Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-I): Saving Lives, Reducing Losses was organized by IN-MHEWS and took place on the 22nd and 23rd of May 2017 in Cancún, Mexico, as a pre-event to the Fifth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in 2017 (GP2017). The Second Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-II) took place on the 13th and 14th of May 2019 as a pre-event to the Sixth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019) at the Headquarters of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Geneva. 

Building on the progress and achievements of the first two conferences, the Third Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-III) is planned to take place 21-22 May 2022 at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Bali, Indonesia. MHEWC-III provides a unique opportunity to review key accomplishments, share skills, experience, and expertise within an active MHEWS network. Attendees will exchange and explore how the community can scale efforts in MHEWS implementation to better deliver on the aspirations of MHEWS the Sendai Framework, Paris Agreement, and Sustainable Development Goals.  Moreover, practical training opportunities to support and enhance understanding and utilization of key advances in science will be organized. Training is envisioned to include modules on artificial intelligence, new data sources/information, communication standards / technologies, monitoring and evaluation to track the effectiveness of MHEWS.


Session guiding questions

  1. Who are the partners working in the early warning system space?
  2. What are possible opportunities for partner collaboration?
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24 May 2022
12:30 - 14:00 (Bali UTC+8)


Medan Room
BICC First Floor

Online access


Open to those registered for the conference




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On behalf of the co-chairs of IN-MHEWS (UNOOSA/ UN-SPIDER and WMO),

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