Gender and Disaster Webinar Series #1: An Overview

Now Available: A recording of the 1st Webinar: Gender and Disaster: An Overview.  Gender and Disaster Webinar Series #1_ An Overview.  Note about the recording: The introduction section of the presentation does not show a slide, but there are slides during the presentations.

The transcript for the webinar is now available.  Click here.


About this Webinar

The July 11, 2012 Gender and Disaster Webinar marked the first part of our 5-part Gender and Disaster Webinar Series.

The topic for our first Webinar is: Gender and Disaster: A Cross-cutting Overview. It features three esteemed speakers, who provide different perspectives and insight into the application of a gender to disaster.

The webinar included the following presenters and topics:

1.  Systems of Stratification and Gender.  Dr. Lovecamp discusses importance of gender in disasters, gendered social vulnerability, and what we mean by gender mainstreaming.

  • Presenter:  William E. Lovecamp, PhD., Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Eastern Illinois University.

2. Blending Practice and Theory: Dr. Phillips discusses the value of evidence-based best practices for emergency management.

  • Presenter: Brenda Phillips, PHD., Center for the Study of Disasters and Extreme Events
    Fire and Emergency Management Program, Department of Political Science at Oklahoma State University

3. Real-World Fully Inclusive Emergency Management.  This presentation focuses on examples of successful community engagement in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. There is so much we can learn from the ROW [Rest Of World] if we allow ourselves the opportunity.

  • Presenter: Hal Newman, Founder and Editor, Big Medicine

There is a short question and answer period during the last part of the Webinar.

This series is brought to you through the Gender and Disaster Resilience Alliance and EPI Global. Both organizations are committed to building awareness about the importance of gender impact on disasters.

To learn more about the Webinar Series click here.

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