Virtual | Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 9:30 am – 10:30 am U.S. Eastern Time


Evidence shows that disasters have differential impacts on men and women. What are some of the challenges that can put women at a disadvantage in facing and managing disaster risks? How do women exercise agency in their roles within and outside their homes? How do they relate to the World Bank Group (WBG) Gender Strategy 2016-2023?

The Bank has a large portfolio of disaster risk management projects. Come join the Bank's Disaster Risk Management (DRM), Urban, and Social Specialists for a discussion to unpack some of the issues that women face in managing disaster risks, and ways to address them in Bank operations.

Participants will gain insights on the challenges that women face in managing disaster risks and ways to address these barriers.

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Meeting number: 160 183 3398

Meeting password: 934XFvenZE6



Maitreyi Das, Practice Manager, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land, World Bank



Augustin Maria, Senior Urban Development Specialist (MNA), World Bank

Alanna Leigh Simpson, Lead Disaster Risk Management Specialist (ECA), World Bank

Ayaz Parvez, Lead Disaster Risk Management Specialist (GFDRR)

Bandita Sijapati, Senior Social Development Specialist (SAR), World Bank

Margaret Arnold, Global Lead, Social Dimensions of Climate Change, Social Development, World Bank