During and after emergencies, groups of people are affected differently, and have both diverse needs and diverse strengths.
Who is consulted during the development process has implications for the recommended options for implementation.
Failure to consider the full range of needs could have serious impacts on the availability of emergency resources.
Ensure you are including a range of stakeholders and considering a variety of identity factors.
Acknowledge gender roles and create specific mitigation strategies to respond to key groups.
Capitalize on the strengths of different groups. For example, women often have unique/important roles as caregivers of both family and the community during disasters. It is important to acknowledge and consider this reality without exploiting and reinforcing gender inequality.