Pacific women’s leadership in inclusive disaster risk reduction: A public webinar

Wednesday, 26 January, 2022 - 12:00 to 13:30
Japan Standard Time (JST)
Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Pacific women’s leadership in inclusive disaster risk reduction: A public webinar

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)'s Division for Prosperity will convene an online panel discussion to explore women’s leadership in disaster risk reduction (DRR) to promote inclusion and equality. The panel will be held on 26 January 2022, from noon to 1:30 p.m. (Japan Standard Time), and is free and open to the public (registration required).

Around the world, disasters strike the more vulnerable communities and people including women, children, older persons and people with disabilities. To better anticipate and mitigate such disaster risks, leadership from among those most affected is essential.

Women in particular are often primary caregivers to others. Empowering them to take part in decision-making processes will help vulnerable populations learn how to prepare for and support themselves in emergencies.

The following experts will discuss how we can better integrate gender perspectives into DRR policies and practices:

  • Ms. Maualaivao Namulauulu Tautala MAUALA, Secretary-General, Samoa Red Cross Society
  • Ms. Vasiti SOKO, Director, Fiji National Disaster Management Office, Government of Fiji
  • Ms. Emiko NUKUI, Certified Disaster Prevention Officer, Welfare and Disaster Prevention Community Association

Dr. Richard CRICHTON, Training Officer at Division for Prosperity, will moderate the session.

The public is invited to join for free.

Please register at:

This webinar concludes the 2021 round of the UNITAR Women’s Leadership in Tsunami-based Disaster Risk Reduction Programme. The programme trains women from the Pacific small island developing states and was supported by the Government of Japan.

For more information: No more people will have to go through what Anzonetta and Jared had to – building resilience by having inclusive DRR plan