SUMMARY: The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) has led a move to encourage and support governments to greatly improve the accuracy and detail in their records on disasters.
This thematic guidance note focuses on gender relations in urban risk and knowledge. Gender relations are defined as the ‘socially constructed relationship between women and men, in which women have been systematically subordinated.’ (Moser, 1993:3).
This thematic guidance note focuses on conflict and guidance in urban risk and knowledge. The note provides insights into distinguishing between conflict and violence. Conflict is a dynamic process, can be violent or non-violent and can go through various stages of escalation and de-escalation.
This theme focuses on making sure that the knowledge generated by Urban ARK is legitimate and accessible in its conception, generation, dissemination and application.