Dr. Mahbuba Nasreen
2015 Recipient of the Mary Fran Myers Gender and Disaster Award
This year's winner of the Mary Fran Myer's Gender and Disaster Award is Dr. Mahbuba Nasreen. Dr. Mahbuba Nasreen has given a lot of time and energy to work at high level international meetings on policy relating to gender and disaster response and disaster risk reduction. She has had a long and distinguished career as a researcher and consultant in the fields of gender and development and gender and disaster, including food security, reproductive health, violence against women and climate change. She has also participated in networking at an international level in Bangladesh delegations and as a member of the Women Major Group of UNISDR. Her advocacy of women as those involved in resilient responses to disaster rather than merely victims has been consistent and effective. She is both a distinguished academic and a representative of Bangladesh, a country with significant challenges that constantly confronts disasters.
Akiko has been very active as the President and coordinator of the NGO, Japan Women's Network for Disaster Risk Reduction (JWNDRR). She ha s been particularly committed as an NGO person in the issues on Environment, Disasters, and Women prisoners with attention to human rights, gender equality, and diversity.
The Gender and Disaster Network and the Natural Hazards Center invite nominations of those who should be recognized for their efforts to advance gender-sensitive policy, practice, or research in the areas of disaster risk reduction. Read more
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