About the African Gender and Disaster Risk Management Platform

The African Gender and Disaster Risk Management Platform is intended to contribute to the development and management of knowledge on the issues of gender and DRM on the continent. The Platform, in line with the African Union Agenda 2063 – The Africa We Want – will help promote the steps the continent is taking to advance the gender aspects of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) issues across the region within the context of the Sendai Framework. The AU and ARC recognise that Gender and DRM are crosscutting development issues that must be addressed to successfully build resilience of Member States and communities. The Platform will also serve as a medium for stakeholders to increase their know-how in regard to the practical steps for gender mainstreaming in DRM, and as a mechanism for knowledge development and sharing, policy dialogue and advocacy on gender transformative DRR approaches. established to help African governments improve their capacities to better plan, prepare, and respond to extreme weather events and natural disasters.

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