Between 1980-1989 and 1999-2009, the number of disaster events reported globally increased from 1,690 to 3,886 (EM-DAT). As the number of reported disasters has increased, so has the number of reported people affected, with grave consequences for the survival, dignity and livelihood of individuals [...]
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Glossary on Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
Recognizing women’s critical roles in responding to conflict: the UN Security Council Resolution 1325
by Jennifer Nyberg and Ilaria Sisto
Globally, women and girls constitute 47 per cent of refugees and asylum-seekers, as well as half of all internally displaced persons (IDPs) and former refugees. Men and women are affected differently by armed conflict: while men are generally at greater risk of being drafted into military groups [...]
The Gender Marker. A Practical Tool for the Agriculture Cluster
by Linda Pennels
The first 10-country implementation of the IASC gender marker in humanitarian funding signals that the gender marker is a practical and useful tool for agriculture clusters. Where there was active facilitation of the gender marker, agriculture teams responded well. They focused more [...]
Indigenous Knowledge and Disaster Risk Reduction.
by Rajib Shaw, Anshu Sharma, Yukiko Takeuchi, Noralene Uy
Research on the phenomena of disasters in the Asia-Pacific region over the past decades has resulted in a wealth of knowledge on the strong link between environment and disasters, and between human practices and the environment. Human practices that evolved over centuries have been [...]
Mainstreaming Social Protection, Gender and Accountability in post floods situations
by Anis Haroon
Pakistan is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis due to the unprecedented scale and devastation caused by flash flooding in the country. The flood has affected 16000 villages in 81 districts. According to official estimates, 1802 people have lost their lives, 2869 injured and more than twenty million [...]
Charter of Rights for Women in Disasters
by Anis Haroon, Sameena Nazir and Alice H. Shackelford
Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA), a Pakistani women’s rights NGO, organized a series of Advocacy and Action Strategy consultations throughout Pakistan during August and September 2010 in collaboration with the National Commission on the Status of Women [...]
Food security and agricultural livelihoods recovery in protracted crises: Lessons learned by FAO and partners
by Neil Marsland, Jennifer Nyberg, Lucia Palombi and Dick Trenchard
Most responses to protracted crises take place in a humanitarian context that often limits the ability to address the real drivers of the crisis in a more comprehensive way. However, experience in Afghanistan, Haiti and Tajikistan shows how linking short- and long-term responses in protracted crises [...]
Community response in protracted crises
by Karel Callens
The role of local organizations and institutions in protracted crisis and post-crisis recovery situations is often ignored by humanitarian aid and development organizations. This article draws on case-study evidence from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the [...]
Good Practices for Community Resilience
by Clarissa Ruggieri, based on “Good practices for community resilience” edited by Farida Shahnaz, Barkat Ullah and Pieter Van Den Ende.
The activities described in this article are part of the Bangladesh component of the project “Mainstreaming livelihood centred approaches to disaster management” funded by the Department for International Development Conflict and Humanitarian Fund (DFID CHF).
Practical Action Bangladesh
Training on the FAO approach to gender analysis and disaster risk management in food security and Agricultural Programmes: a FAO experience in Vietnam.
by Patricia Colbert, Jennifer Nyberg, Lucia Palombi and Ilaria Sisto
In October 2009 a Workshop on Gender analysis in FAO emergency and rehabilitation programmes for Food Security and Agricultural Programmes and Projects took place in Hanoi, Viet Nam. The event was funded by FAO and the One UN Team Viet Nam and the training aimed at enhancing [...]
Selected documents from FAO
Farmers in a changing climate. Does gender matter?, Lambrou, Y.; Nelson, S., 2010, EN, 82 p.
The State of Food Insecurity in the World: Addressing food insecurity in protracted crises, FAO, 2010, EN, FR, ES, 60 p.
Dimitra newsletter. Rural women, gender and development, No. 18/2010, FAO, FAO-Dimitra, 2010, EN, FR, 24 p.
Gender-based violence and livelihood interventions : Focus on populations of humanitarian concern in the context of HIV and AIDS - Guidance note, FAO, FAO-Dimitra, 2010, EN, 324 p.
Get it right. E-learning Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change, FAO, 2010, EN, 2 p.
Disaster Risk Management in food and agriculture, FAO Disaster Risk Management Working Group, FAO, 2009, EN, 3 p..
The Livelihood Assessment Tool-kit. Analysing and responding to the impact of disasters on the livelihoods of people (first edition), FAO; ILO, 2009, EN, 192 p.
Climate change and disaster risk management, FAO, Technical background document form the expert consultation held on 28 to 29 Februry 2009 at FAO, Rome, High Level Conference on World Food Security, HLC/08/BAK/5, 2008, EN, 17 p.
Disaster Risk Management Systems Analysis - A guide book, Baas, S.; Ramasamy, S.; Dey DePryck, J.; Battista, F., Environment and Natural Resources Management Series (FAO) no. 13 , 2008, EN, ES, 78 p.
GESAMP - Assessment and communication of environmental risks in coastal aquaculture, IMO/FAO/UNESCO-IOC/WMO/WHO/IAEA/UN/UNEP Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP), GESAMP Reports and Studies n.76,2008, EN, 198 p.
People-centred climate change adaptation: integrating gender issues, FAO, ESW, 2007, EN, FR, ES, 4 p.
Disaster response and risk management in the fisheries sector, Westlund, L.; Poulain, F.; Bage, H.; van Anrooy, R., FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 479, 2007, EN, 56 p.
Study on livelihood systems assessment, vulnerable groups profiling and livelihood adaptation to climate hazard and long-term climate change in drought-prone areas of Northwestern Bangladesh, Atiq Kainan Ahmed; Ehsan Hafiz Chowdhury; FAO; Bangladeshi Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS), 2006, EN, 43 p.
The role of Local Institutions in the Management of Risk and Prevention/Mitigation of Natural Disasters - Case Study: Honduras, Asociación ABC Honduras; Eurohonduras Consulting; Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, CURLA, 2005, EN, ES, 93 p.
Strengthening disaster risk management in the agricultural sector in Bangladesh, Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS), FAO; Department of Agriculture Extension of Bangladesh (DAE), 2005, EN, 145p.
The role of local institutions in reducing vulnerability to recurrent natural disasters and in sustainable livelihoods development - Consolidated report on case studies and workshop findings and recommendations, Baas, S.; Battista, F., 2004, EN, 72 p.
SEAGA Socio-Economic and Gender Analysis for Emergency and Rehabilitation Programmes, Bessuges, P.; Bloom, G.; Fileccia, T.; Graham, A.; Sisto, I.,2004, EN, FR, ES, 188 p.
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Guidelines on Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings
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Guidelines for Community Vulnerability Research
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Incorporating a gender perspective into responses to protracted crises
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