Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is becoming an important aspect of new curricular – and like health education will mean that many children’s lives will be saved. Too important to be left to last thing on a Friday afternoon. The case studies listed in the report by UNICEF and UNESCO help us to ‘operationalise’ what we mean by DRR.
UNICEF and UNESCO recognise the important role education plays in reducing vulnerability and building resilience. Education can be instrumental in building the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to prepare for and cope with disasters, as well as in helping learners and the community to return to a normal life.
This report is a mapping of countries that have included elements of disaster risk reduction into their education system. It captures national experiences whilst noting key challenges in countries where disaster risk reduction is less clearly prioritised or where specific teacher training doesn’t exist.
The publication is available here.