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Webinar on “Empowering Women in Disaster Risk Reduction through Heritage”

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The webinar “Empowering Women in Disaster Risk Reduction through Heritage presents a timely and crucial exploration of the intersection between gender, heritage, and resilience-building strategies in the face of disasters.

This virtual event brings together esteemed experts from various disciplines to discuss groundbreaking approaches that leverage natural and cultural heritage for enhancing community resilience, with a particular focus on empowering women’s roles in this vital arena.

Highlighting the significance of inclusivity and gender equality, the speakers will delve into the pivotal contributions of women in science and their indispensable role in bridging the gender gap within the field of disaster risk reduction.

The event will take place on April 10th, at 12h – 13h30 CET.

Register are already closed!


Welcome and introduction
Laurence Gillois, UNESCO Representation Office to the EU

Ways toward building resilience
Faduma Ali, UNESCO Disaster Risk Reduction Unit

Women in Science, closing the gender gap
Ana Persic, UNESCO’s Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Section

Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction
Mary Nyasimi, UNESCO Office in Nairobi and Regional Bureau for Science

Community resilience through Heritage in Europe
Rosa Tamborrino, Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning in Politecnico di Torino

Moderated by Irina Pavlova, UNESCO Liaison Office to the EU

Video Recording