Under the framework of the Community based flood management (CBFM) activities in Antigua, the National Office of Disaster Services of Antigua and Barbuda in joint collaboration with the WMO and Knowledge and Innovation hosted a regional training workshop on mainstreaming gender into End- to-End Early Warning Systems for Flood Forecasting and Integrated Flood Risk Management from the 20th until the 23rd of September 2022..
The activity applied the training manual on gender mainstreaming provided by the WMO/Global Water Partnership Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM). The activity is further strongly linked to the Early Warning for All initiative. The main objective of the training workshop was to build the capacities of the national actors of Caribbean countries on the integration of gender in the End-to-End Early Warning Systems for Flood Forecasting and Integrated Flood Risk Management in Antigua (E2E-EWS-FF and IFRM). Specifically, it aimed:
- To build a harmonized understanding among participants of key concepts related to early warning, flood management and gender as well as the different stages of the E2E-EWS-FF and IFRM processes.
- To provide participants with a platform to exchange and deepen their understanding of the common gender dimensions of floods as well as the E2E-EWS-FF and IFRM processes.
- To allow participants to exchange on the problematic, the history, and the main milestones of gender mainstreaming in the E2E-EWS-FF and IFRM processes.
- To bring participants to appropriate approaches, tools and methods of gender mainstreaming in the planning, programming, budgeting and monitoring-evaluation processes of E2E-EWS-FF and IFRM.