Women's Leadership in DRR

This course aims to address the significance of gender-inclusive leadership in reducing disaster risks and fostering resilient communities. Please note, you will need to create a new EdApp account to access this course.


SDG5: Gender equality
Women's Leadership in DRR
Women’s leadership
disaster risk reduction
sustainable development goals

With a growing need for effective disaster response and preparedness, understanding the role of leadership, particularly that of women, is crucial for inclusive and impactful DRR initiatives.

The course offers a comprehensive exploration of leadership qualities and the critical contributions of women in the context of disaster risk reduction. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge, case studies, and practical applications, participants will gain a deeper understanding of women's leadership in DRR.

  1. Delve into the qualities and characteristics that define effective leadership in various contexts.
  2. Highlight the significant role of women as leaders and their nuanced contributions to DRR efforts.
  3. Apply the acquired leadership insights and understandings to conduct effective and inclusive disaster risk reduction programs.
  4. Explore the specific traits and values associated with strong female leaders, examining their impact and effectiveness in disaster risk reduction contexts.
  5. Engage in a comprehensive analysis of a case study focusing on women's leadership in disaster risk reduction.

Please note: you will need to create a new EdApp account to access this course. If you already have an EdApp account, you will not be able to access with existing credentials and must use a different email and password. 

Target Audience

  • Trainers
  • Educators
  • Facilitators
  • Learning specialists
  • Leaders and professionals contributing to the SDGs area
  • Institutions and organisations that want to upskill their teams
  • Diplomats
  • UN Staff

Learning Objectives

  • Understand leadership and the qualities of a strong leader.
  • Recognize the important role of women as leaders and their nuanced contributions.
  • Apply the above takeaways to conducting disaster risk reduction (DRR) programmes.
  • Identify traits and values of effective female leaders.
  • Analyze a case study of women's leadership in DRR.