Toward Gender-responsive and Technology-oriented Disaster Management in Eastern Africa

Toward Gender-responsive and Technology-oriented Disaster Management in Eastern Africa

Eastern Africa is predisposed to natural and human-induced disasters such as droughts and floods, political and ethnic conflicts, and outbreaks of human, crop and livestock disease epidemics. This is particularly critical for women and girls. When disasters occur, they do not discriminate, but their impact does. Women and girls are often disproportionately affected by disasters due to existing gender inequalities that increase their vulnerability to disasters, heighten exposure to risk and restrain capacity, often resulting in a post-disaster downward […]

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