Facilitating Inclusion in Disaster Preparedness

On April 27th, Give2Asia and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction hosted a webinar on the inclusive approach to disaster preparedness to save lives. Inclusion engenders community resilience and promotes equity and human rights. But most of the time, certain groups of people are left out due to their inherent characteristics such as age, disability, gender, religion, and social status. As a result, these people become more vulnerable to disasters. In Disaster Preparedness, the participation of women, children, older people, people with disabilities, and other minority groups and sectors is important because they are the most vulnerable against disasters. Inclusive disaster preparedness provides technical and logical frameworks that assimilates the most vulnerable sectors in a community and enhances their capacity against future disasters.

This webinar aimed to help participants:

  1. identify essential criteria in creating an inclusive planning team that recognizes the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in vulnerable communities; and
  2. analyze and design meaningful inclusion of vulnerable sectors in the disaster preparedness project that shares mutual understanding, cultural competence, effective communication, and inclusive practices and strategies.

Watch the recording to learn about how these challenges can be addressed to improve disaster preparedness measures for communities.

Original Webinar date:

April 27th

11:00 PM PST
2:00 PM Manila