the gender and disaster sourcebook

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Sourcebook Home > Acknowledgements

This project was made possible through the generous support of the Public Entity Risk Institute and the Pacific Disaster Center. Heartfelt thanks to Claire Reiss, Gerry Hoetmer, Allen Clark and Ralph Carvalho for their help at every turn. To learn more, please visit the websites of PERI [] and the PDC of the East-West Center [].

It goes without saying that the Sourcebook could not have been developed without the continuing efforts of many, many people around the world who work in different sectors, languages, and ways to address gender concerns in disaster contexts. We applaud their passion and thank them for sharing their hard-won knowledge. Too many to name offered important guidance, documents and support over the past year as the Sourcebook took shape. We would be remiss, however, in not thanking our research and technical assistants by name: Elham Atashi, Sharon de Alvis, Jose Ramon Martinez Batlle, Maria de Lourdes Cabrera, Cenia Correa, Alex Enarson-Hering, Robin Fordham, Shani Fourie, Ayse Gonullu, Anne Gormally, Armine Mikayelyan, Reema Nasser, Louise W Platt and Manuela Scharf.

For his artistry and also for his great patience, we thank our “disaster designer” Krishan Jayatunge. Cheryl Anderson’s representation of the pilot version at the 2005 Kobe World Conference on Disaster Reduction was much appreciated as well as her leadership and support in bringing this project to fruition. Special thanks to Maureen Fordham for going above and beyond in her role as manager of the Gender and Disaster Network website.

Finally, as project manager I commend each member of the writing team. Your knowledge and commitment are reflected in the Sourcebook and in your continuing efforts to build more just, sustainable and safer communities. Special thanks to:

Cheryl Anderson
Madhavi Ariyabandu
Sarah Bradshaw
Maureen Fordham
Stuart Katwikirize
Rowena Hay
Nuray Karanci
Lourdes Meyreles
Mary Hope Schwoebel

With thanks for helping to move this discussion from knowledge to action—and special thanks in advance to all those planning already to contribute to the Sourcebook in the future.

Elaine Enarson,
March 2006

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Production of the Sourcebook was supported by the Pacific Disaster Center, through a Cooperative Agreement from the U.S. Department of the Army (#DASW01-02-2-0001) awarded to its Managing Partner, the East-West Center. The Public Entity Risk Institute provided early and continuing support for the project.