Tip Sheet: Gender-Inclusive Disaster Risk Management | Asian Development Bank

Tip Sheet: Gender-Inclusive Disaster Risk Management

Institutional Document | February 2014

This issue focuses on the critical role of women in disaster risk management.

The Asia and Pacific region is the world’s most disaster-prone area. Women—with their extensive knowledge of communities, social roles of managing natural environmental resources, and caring responsibilities—increasingly play a critical role in disaster risk management. Empowering women is the key to strengthening disaster resilience of communities.

This issue focuses on the critical role of women in disaster risk management. The Gender Tip Sheets are a reference guide for staff and consultants of ADB and its developing members for conceptualizing, designing, and implementing gender inclusive projects.