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16 October 2018 | By invitation only

United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand

Organizers: UN Women, FAO, UNISDR and ESCAP
Where: Conference room 2, United Nation Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand. 
When: Tuesday 16 October 2018, 13:00-14:00 hours.

Gender statistics are an essential component to meeting the 2030 Agenda’s commitment of leaving no one behind. In Asia-Pacific, the world’s region where the effects of climate change are most noticeable, producing and using gender statistics for disaster risk and vulnerability assessments is of outmost relevance to ensure that both women and men are able to prepare to identify and reduce disaster risk, prepare for and cope with disasters and, subsequently, benefit equally from sustainable development.

This event explored the key role that gender data can play in shedding light on the important connections between women and the environment. It brought together statisticians, policy makers and development partners to discuss the challenges and advantages associated with producing and using quality gender data, particularly for disaster risk and vulnerability assessments and for designing policies to deal with the effects of climate change.

Opening remarks: Sara Duerto Valero, Statistics Specialist, UN Women 

Panelist Introduction: Hilde Jakobsen, Senior Gender Advisor, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

Panel Discussion

  • Mr. Shaikh Murshidul Islam, Deputy Secretary, Audit and Co-ordination Branch of Statistics and Informatics Division (SID) of Bangladesh’s Planning Commission.
  • Ms. Ha Nguyen, Researcher, Gender, Environment and Development research cluster at the Stockholm Environmental Institute’s Asia Centre.
  • Mr. Bui Quang Huy, Vice Director of the Disaster Management Policy and Technology Center, Vietnam Disaster Management Authority.
  • Ms. Angsumalin Angsusingha, Director of Natural Disaster Policy Section, DPPM Thailand

Closing: Timothy Wilcox, Program Management Officer, Asia and Pacific, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction


It is the side event at the Committee on Statistics, 6th session, Bangkok, Thailand, 16-19 October 2018.

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