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Building back safer and greener: A guide to sound environmental practices for disaster recovery...

This guide outlines ways in which adverse environmental impacts can be avoided after disasters, and good practices can be promoted. It covers sectors including settlements and land use planning; building construction; waste management; energy; infrastructure; water, sanitation and hygiene;...

Building Back Safer and Greener: A Guide to Sound Environmental Practices for Disaster Recovery...

"This guide outlines many ways in which adverse environmental impacts can be avoided after disasters, and good practices can be promoted. It is written for government and non-government organization (NGO) technical staff including engineers and architects; humanitarian, development and...

Building resilience by challenging social norms: Towards a gender transformative approach in BRACED

This policy brief synthesises Zaman Lebidi and CIARE’s approach to gender as a resilience building strategy, defining a gender transformative approach and examining to what extent the project activities align with this approach. It gives an overview of the workshop carried out in Burkina Faso...

Building Resilience: A meta-analysis of Oxfam’s resilience Effectiveness Reviews

Oxfam’s Effectiveness Reviews evaluate the impact of the organization’s projects on the lives of those they are intended to help. This research paper uses statistical meta-analysis to summarise the results of all 16 Effectiveness Reviews carried out under the theme of resilience between 2011...

Can market systems development build resilience in fragile contexts? Lessons from a comparative...

This learning brief aims to help practitioners understand where and how to apply market systems development (MSD) approaches to resilience-building in fragile contexts. It assesses the relationship between the MSD and resilience models in three MSD-focused programs in South and Southeast Asia....

Embedding community-based flood risk management in investment: A part-to-whole approach

In this paper, case studies of pilot community-based practices in flood risk management in the People’s Republic of China and Indonesia are reviewed, and the lessons learned serve as practical guidelines. These basic guiding principles form the backbone of the CBFRM process and are relevant...

Engendering Budgets: A Practitioners Guide to Understanding and Implementing Gender-Responsive...

This guide therefore attempts to fill a specific gap in the literature and assemble in one document some of the background information that practitioners should have at their disposal to answer questions about how to design and implement a GRB. The guide consists of four parts: Part 1: Getting...

Facing Disasters, Making Decisions: The Gender Dimensions of Disaster Management (English)

The Tsunami of December 26th 2004 struck Sri Lanka with a force that was both unprecedented and unexpected. It did not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, religion or socio-economic status. But, like in most disasters, its impact on different sections of society is different, adding to the...

Flood Early Warning Systems in Nepal: A Gendered Perspective

This report presents the findings from Nepal, but the findings are relevant for those working in the HKH region and beyond. Through such studies ICIMOD aims to sensitize those involved on the need to integrate gender into flood early warning systems and to develop policies that encourage the...

Gender and Disasters

UNDP recognizes the strong relationship between gender equality and disaster resilience, and the importance of this relationship to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It is necessary to include women s and men s voices, needs and expertise equally in disaster risk...

Gender and diversity for urban resilience: An analysis

This publication sets out the principles and policies that guide IFRC's approach to addressing gender differences in disaster management. It gives examples of gender and diversity based risks and vulnerabilities in urban area and draws specific attention to the social and economic inequalities,...

Gender and Market Development

Market systems development (MSD) is an approach to poverty alleviation that facilitates change in market systems to benefit the poor. But who, ultimately, ends up benefiting? Women and men experience market systems differently and gender can define their unique constraints and opportunities. MSD...

Gender and Resilience

This paper reviews different approaches to incorporating gender equality objectives into resilience projects and to monitoring gender equality outcomes. It uses a sample of project proposals from DFID s Building Resilience to Climate Extremes and Disasters programme (BRACED) and makes suggestions...

Gender approaches in climate compatible development: Lessons from Peru

The majority of studies on gender and climate change have been conducted in rural contexts, pointing to clear evidence gaps with respect to climate compatible development interventions that integrate a gender approach in urban areas. With the aim of contributing new evidence on the subject, this...

Gender Inclusive-Disaster Risk Management

The Asia and Pacific region is the world s most disaster prone area. Between 1970 and 2010, the average number of people in the region exposed to yearly flooding increased from 30 million to 64 million, and the population living in cyclone-prone areas grew from 72 million to 121 million.1 Women...

Gender Mainstreaming Case study: Srilanka

This case study covers two related projects funded by the Asian Development Bank: the North East Coastal Community Development Project (NECCDP), which aimed to improve sustainable livelihood and natural resource management in poor coastal communities, and Component B of the Tsunami-Affected Areas...

Gender Manual

This Manual is for everyone who works for DFID. Promotion of gender equality and women s rights is part of the responsibility of all staff, cutting across Advisory, Administrative and Managerial roles. The Manual is designed to help nongender specialists in recognising and addressing gender...

Gender Matters: Lessons for Disaster Risk Reduction in South Asia

This publication is one of a series produced under the project Living with risk sharing knowledge on disaster preparedness in the Himalayan region , implemented by ICIMOD during a 15-month period in 2006 and 2007. The report commences by introducing the subject and how the research was carried...

Gender, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

UNDP Gender Team presents updated versions of 10 training modules and policy briefs on gender dimensions of climate change covering a range of themes and sectors. This second module in the series addresses gender dimensions of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. This module...

Humanitarian Exchange:Gender Based Violence in Emergencies

The special feature of this edition of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian crises. International concern over GBV in emergencies has grown significantly in recent years, and good practice standards, guidelines, training resources and other tools have been...

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