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10 things you should know about disaster risk reduction

Disasters happen every year. We can't always stop them from happening, but we can limit the scale of devastation. Here are 10 things you should know about disaster risk reduction.

Building Stronger Classrooms to Withstand Hazards in Mozambique

This paper is part of a series highlighting the World Bank's achievements in disaster risk management initiatives. It presents the Safer Schools Initiative as part of Mozambique government s efforts to develop school safety guidelines for classroom facilities across the country and to ensure that...

Disaster Risk Reduction in School Curricula: Case Studies from Thirty Countries

The researchers have discovered no comprehensive, systematic listing of DRR learning outcomes; there are simply subject specific lists and unit- specific lists. An analysis of the lists reveals a heavy predominance of knowledge-based outcomes. Skills-based learning outcomes do feature but they...

Flood Resilience Game

Flood resilience game allows players to experience, explore, and learn about the flood risk of communities in river valleys. The game is designed to help participants – such as NGO staff working on flood-focused programs – to identify policies and strategies which improve flood resilience. It is...

Flooding Fast Facts

This document provides information on facts related to the floods.

Floods

Animation of flooding for World Met Day 2018. The video describes the major types of flooding and how communities and individuals can keep themselves safe before and during the event. The animation is accessible to all audiences and would be a useful introduction to general flood risk and the...

Guide for "School Emergency Operations Plan"Maldives

The guide aims at educating school administrators and staff including students, on the necessary protocol to follow during an emergency. This is expected to minimize losses and protect the lives of all those at school, especially the children. Various scenarios on emergencies are captured in the...

Impacts of Disasters on the Education Sector in Lao PDR

This study on impacts of disasters on education sector in Lao PDR aims to build an evidence based rationale to raise awareness on integrating DRR concerns into education policies and to advocate for changing practices in school construction especially in incorporating disaster risk resilient...

Incorporating Risk Reduction into Education

Capitalization process of the project Capacity-building at a community level in response to floods in two provinces of San Martin (Peru). The focal point of the capitalization is the incorporation of the risk reduction and disaster preparedness approach into the education process, based on the...

Juego para la resiliencia ante inundaciones

¿Cómo entrenarnos para tomar decisiones que nos hagan más fuertes frente a las inundaciones? ¿Cómo practicar la mejor manera de actuar como comunidad si vivimos cerca un río? ¿Qué nos puede ayudar a entender que el desarrollo y la gestión de riesgos están conectados? Pues un juego. Un juego de...

Let our children teach us

This review examines good practices to reduce disaster risk through education, knowledge and innovation (including efforts to protect schools from extreme natural events). It looks critically and strategically at current activities in order to identify gaps, opportunities in the form of...

Lifeline Production Manual

The purpose of Lifeline programming is to make content for people affected by humanitarian crises in order to help save lives and reduce suffering.

Making Schools Safer in Urban Floods

This video captures the efforts of the project "Critical factors for post-disaster educational continuity in urban floods in South and Southeast Asia", commissioned by the C&A Foundation, C&A and Save the Children.

Making Smart Cities Safe : Cities, Children and Risk

This issue of Southasiadisasters.net is titled 'Making Smart Cities Safe: Cities, Children and Risk'. According to various estimates, there are 158 million children in the country, about 26% i.e. 41 million live in urban areas and 8 million of them in slums. Hitherto, urban planning in India has...

Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium Flagship 1: School and Hospital Safety

Flagship 1 of the Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium (NRRC) is coordinated by the Asian Development Bank, Ministry of Education, the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health and Population.

Public awareness and public education for disaster risk reduction: a guide

This guide is designed to help National Societies to plan and develop public awareness and public education efforts for disaster risk reduction. It supports two key IFRC documents Strategy 2020[55] and A Framework for Community Safety and Resilience in the Face of Disaster Risk[56], and will...

Public awareness and public education for disaster risk reduction: key messages

This publication, Public awareness and education for disaster risk reduction: key messages, is offered as a tool for practitioners internationally to use in a consensus-building validation process. National Societies, national disaster management organizations, governmental and non-governmental...

Resilience Building: A guide to flood, cyclone, earthquake, drought and safe schools programming

This guidance document is meant to support practitioners working in disaster prone contexts to develop and implement more effective integrated resilience programming. It promotes programming that cuts across different fields of work like rights awareness, food security, emergency preparedness,...

Resilient Schools- Documentary

This film is about the initiative with the funding support from Vodafone Qatar through it's implementing partner Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), Mercy Corps and its local implementing partner Nepal Red Cross Society has been implementing a 3-year project named Supporting the Role of Schools in Disaster...

Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety

FEMA recently worked with the Department of Education and other federal partners to develop the Guide on Developing High Quality School Emergency Operations Plans (U.S. Department of Education, 2013), a school safety planning guide that covers a wide range of possible hazards and threats. The...

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