GDN Founding Members
The Gender and Disaster Network is an educational and advocacy project initiated by women and men interested in gender relations in disaster contexts. It emerged from an early morning meeting during the July 1997 Natural Hazards Research and Applications Center workshop in Boulder, Colorado. GDN became the major outcome of the ‘Women’s Disaster Research Caucus’ meeting convened by Barbara Vogt, between 7 and 8.30 am on 17 July 1997. The Agenda items included: 1) How to network more effectively; 2) How to promote young women professionals; 3) How to promote women and gender issues as legitimate research topics; and 4) Using web-based resources for communication. We have come a long way since then!