This course provides access to a recorded version of a webinar.

Give2Asia and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) are implementing a 2-year program called NGO Disaster Preparedness Program Phase II: Deepening Disaster Resilience. It builds on the experiences and success of the Phase I Program and expands the network of community-based nonprofits in Asia, as well as international donors, focused on disaster preparedness.


An inclusive approach to disaster preparedness saves 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.

Purpose of webinar: This webinar aims 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.

Length: 60 minutes, which includes a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session.