Virginie Le Masson

Virginie Le Masson

Research Associate
Virginie is a geographer whose research on social inclusion and disaster risk reduction aims to improve development and humanitarian practice. Her work applies concepts of vulnerability, gender, inequality, environmental sustainability and women’s rights.

Virginie is working with both the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, and Risk & Resilience programmes at ODI. Her research primarily focuses on the social vulnerability dimension of disaster risk reduction and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Her more recent work also aims to explore the linkages between gender-based violence, disaster risks and resilience. With regular assignments in both south Asia and Africa, she delivers field-based research, vulnerability assessments and gender-awareness trainings, in collaboration with civil society organisations, NGOs, the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement and United Nation agencies.

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