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UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction

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Our goals:

Advancing the understanding of gender in the context of disaster risk reduction (DRR), conflict and humanitarian crisis, strengthening the evidence base: ‘gender’ doesn’t just mean ‘women’.


Combining gender and disaster research with other subjects where gender might be absent, overlooked, or not adequately addressed.


Bridging the gaps between theory and practice in gender-integrated research through producing impact-oriented research outcomes and supporting others. 

Promoting a feminist and decolonial approach in our ways of working, supporting learning and conducting research, being allies in amplifying subaltern voices.


Providing a multi-sectoral connection space for researchers, students, policy makers, decision makers, NGOs and anyone who shares a desire to work collaboratively to answer difficult questions. Often these stakeholders operate in silos when they could be benefitting from shared experience and expertise.

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