Online Certificate Course on Mainstreaming Gender into Community Based Disaster Risk Management 467 views

Type of Funding

Partially funded




Human Rights and Justice Group International is offering partial scholarships to participants from developing countries who wish to undertake the part-time Online Certificate Course on Mainstreaming Gender into Community Based Disaster Risk Management. The course will run online 30 September 2019 to 29 October 2019.

The course objective is to build the capacity of participants to integrate gender perspective in disaster risk management so as to ensure that both women and men have the necessary capacities in addressing their respective vulnerabilities to enable them to protect themselves, their families and their immediate communities. The specific objectives are to:

  • Review the concepts of disasters and Community-Based Disaster Risk Management
  • Introduce participants to the gender perspective in Community-based disaster risk management
  • Expose the participants on the process of gender sensitive disaster risk assessment
  • Introduce the participants to Gender Sensitive Disaster Risk Management for effective disaster risk reduction, response and recovery and
  • Identify the gaps and opportunities for mainstreaming gender sensitivity into disaster risk reduction with specific focus on Sendai Framework implementation.

There are 7 modules to this course, and participants can complete these modules at their own pace. There will be assignments to test their knowledge and understanding before and after the course, and participants can post comments and assignment answers and participate in live chat and blogging etc.


The course tuition fee is US$300. There is a limited amount of partial scholarships for applicants from developing countries, based on financial need.

Students will receive the GHRLTI Certification in Community-based Disaster Risk Management, provided they complete all their assignments and the Final Exam, and obtain a combined final mark of 50% or more for the assignments and Final Exam.


Only participants with financial need are eligible for the scholarships.

The target audience for this course is United Nations staff, humanitarian workers, social workers, law enforcement officials, women activists, research officers, disaster risk managers, gender desk officers and consultants involved in facilitating integration of non discriminatory behaviour and equality between men and women.

Applicants need to have a computer with an Internet connection, and a web-browser (IE or FireFox).


Applications are to be done online by 26 September 2019.

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