Women play a critical role in disaster risk reduction and response efforts, but often face significant barriers and challenges in their efforts to lead and participate in these initiatives. Overall, increasing women’s participation and leadership in community resilience efforts is essential for building more effective, and sustainable solutions to the impacts of disasters and crises.

Guest: Dr. Aubrey Paris, a Policy Advisor on Gender, Climate Change & Innovation in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State. At the State Department, she launched “The Innovation Station” PODCAST CHANNEL to facilitate innovation-themed public diplomacy, and draw subnational connections between domestic and international communities. She authors the monthly “Science Speaks” and, formerly, “What’s Up with Science?” blog series on the State Department’s DipNote platform. She is actively researching the role of women, girls, and marginalized populations in building community resilience.

Moderator: Réka Vámosi, project manager, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pannonia

Women Leading Community Resilience