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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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Safety Audit:First Step towards making school safer

This issue of southasiadisasters.net on Safety Audit: Towards Making Schools Safer is an example of practical review, evaluation and guidance that results from the shared interests of students, teachers, educational officials, and the wider interests of local community leaders. It synthesises the...

Towards A Learning Culture of Safety and Resilience Technical Guidance for Integrating Disaster...

This technical guidance encourages the incorporation of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) insights and criteria into DRR curriculum review and development. This allows for a better coverage of all five dimensions of DRR education, considering that up to now, dimensions 3, 4 and 5 are...

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