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Introducing myself and my journal: Women and disasters

About Me:
I am a researcher at the African Centre for Disaster Studies at North West university in South Africa. My focus has been in promoting gender mainstreaming in disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management. I originally came to south africa to implement the Girls in Risk Reduction Leadership Project GIRRL project which seeks to empower adolescent girls in poor communities in South Africa. I have replicated the project in four sites in North West Province. We have recently advanced the project and are going to be doing training sessions for project implementation in six countries in SADC.

My Passions:
Empowering women and communities

My Challenges:
Funding, unfavourable policies and lack of prioritisation fby leaders.

My Vision for the Future:
Strong leadership promoting gender mainstreaming in africa's disaster risk management

My Areas of Expertise:
Research, policy, community engagement, training


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Hello and welcome to our online community!

I am sure you'll enjoy being a part of this vibrant networking space. Your work in South Africa is so important, and I know that there are many people here who would love to learn from your project!

If you'd like help getting started, I'd suggest that you browse our Getting Started Guide. If you have any questions, there is also an FAQ page.

Thanks for joining us! I look forward to connecting with you more soon.


Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Volunteer

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Dear friend It’s my pleasure

Dear friend
It’s my pleasure to welcome you. You are now a voice among thousands of voices. I am sure you have a powerful voice to make the world changed.
Warm Welcome in this amazing platform, expectantly waiting your active participation.
Follow the link for getting started guide.
Warm Hug !
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