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The Multi-Hazards Podcast

all about protecting communities . . . 

Jun 25, 2020


How does gender play a role in disasters? What exactly can emergency management planners do to address the gendered impacts of disasters? Find out these answers and more in this episode, a great interview with Alex Valoroso. And be sure to check out the Study Guide for the program! Click on the top left where it says "Pdf" above the date!

Alex Valoroso's Bio

Alex Valoroso is a Senior Advisor of Emergency Management, Strategic Partnerships at Emergency Management British Columbia (EMBC). She has experience in Gender and Disaster Management as well as a wide variety of skills as an accomplished humanitarian professional.

Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Development with a focus on community development, a Master’s degree in Disaster and Emergency Management with focus on gender and disaster, and certificates in Shelter and Settlement Coordination in Emergencies, Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies, and International Humanitarian Law. Her most recent accomplishment includes GenderPro, a specialised technical program at George Washington University.

Alex volunteers as the Vice President of her local Women's Resource Centre and has recently spearheaded a Women in Leadership initiative for her community. Dedicated to working with communities, Alex has extensive practitioner experience in emergency management throughout BC, and during various responses in Canada. Besides her current role as a Senior Advisor at EMBC (Emergency Management British Columbia), she is a Gender Equity Advisor through the provincial government's Gender Equity Office.

In the past, Alex provided technical support as a Gender Specialist with Cuso International in Guyana, South America, participated in an emergency mission for the refugee crisis in Tanzania, Africa, with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International (also known as Doctors Without Borders in English), and provided expertise during various responses as a coordinator with the Canadian Red Cross.

An added Disclaimer here: Alex speaks from her experience and not for the Government of British Columbia in this podcast.