Disaster Risk Reduction
Teaching and Learning: Disaster Prevention Education



  ABCD Basic Disaster Awareness Handbook
Istanbul Community Impact Project - 2002
This handbook was created as a tool for raising community awareness about disasters, particularly earthquakes. The information is divided into five sections: Disaster Awareness; Earthquake Hazards vs. Risks; Before an Earthquake; During and After an Earthquake; and Next Steps. In addition, a fact sheet provides extra information and tips.

  Child Focused Disaster Risk Reduction
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center - 2007
This tool, from Training Module 6: Community Disaster Risk Reduction Implementation, provides key concepts, guidelines and case studies aimed at equipping people with the knowledge to discuss the importance of children's participation in disaster risk reduction. The guidelines on pp. 4-6 provide immediate actions and long-term actions for disaster reduction education in schools, disaster resistance school infrastructure, safe school and community environment and advocacy and government policy on school safety.

  Children and Disaster Risk Reduction: Taking stock and moving forward
Back, E., Cameron, C. and Tanner, T., UNICEF, Children in a Changing Climate - 2010
This report reviews child-focused and child-led disaster risk reduction approaches and techniques and documents case studies across a range of interventions, covering: Knowledge, Voice and Action. Trends in child-focused and child-led DRR suggest that when children and youth have knowledge and voice, they are able to impact policy through 3 forms of action: Action to Protect, to Influence, and to Transform.

  Working with vulnerable communities to assess and reduce disaster risk
Haghebaert, B., in Humanitarian Exchange Issue 38, Humanitarian Practice Network, ODI - 2007
This edition of Humanitarian Exchange features articles on the topic of disaster risk reduction for humanitarian practitioners. This article focuses on the importance of community-based participatory approaches, giving background, rationale and guidance on community risk assessments, which should be integrated with other risk assessment processes to assess social vulnerability and capacity.

  Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Activity Guide for K to 6th Grade Teachers
International Finance Corporation - 2010
This booklet for classroom teachers and informal education facilitators is a companion to IFC's "Emergency and disaster management guidance for schools". It provides educational activities for classroom and community involvement. Sections cover: 1. Hazards and disasters in our community; 2. Measuring our environment; 3. Disaster prevention; 4. Emergency response; and 5. Promoting disaster prevention in your community.

  What’s the Plan Stan?
New Zealand Government - 2009
A full supplementary curriculum addresses earthquakes, floods, storms, tsunami, and volcanic eruptions, fires and pandemics. The goal of the materials is to promote understanding of what causes these hazards and knowing what to do to be better prepared when they happen. Programme website provides links to materials for teachers, students and families.

  Adaptation and Localization: Guidelines for Development of Disaster Risk Reduction Public Education Materials
Risk RED - 2008
This brief guide is for those planning to adapt or develop educational materials for disaster risk reduction. It describes the What, Why, Who and How to go about adapting and localizing DRR educational materials in order to make best use of preceding efforts and to achieve legitimate, appropriate and high impact education, information and communication materials.

  Family Disaster Plan
Risk RED - 2008
The Family Disaster Plan is a recommended handout for all school personnel and students’ families. This two sided checklist covers three major areas of action for disaster risk reduction at the individual and household level: Assessment and Planning, Physical Protection, and Response Capacity Development.

  Let Our Children Teach Us! A Review of the Role of Education and Knowledge in Disaster Risk Reduction
Wisner, B., UNISDR - 2006
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 synergisms and partnerships, and centres of innovation. The Guide provides advice for Government authorities and other organizations on useful strategies for implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action.

 French 
Ce que nos enfants ont à nous apprendre

Wisner, B., UNISDR - 2006
Cette étude examine les bonnes pratiques permettant de réduire les risques liés aux catastrophes grâce à l'éducation, au savoir et à l'innovation, y compris des efforts destinés à protéger les écoles face à des événements naturels extrêmes. Elle analyse, sous un angle critique et stratégique, les activités en cours afin d'identifier les lacunes, les opportunités en termes de synergie et de partenariats, ainsi que les centres d'innovation. Ce rapport offre aux représentants gouvernementaux et aux autres organisations des conseils sur les stratégies utiles pour la mise en œuvre du Cadre d'action de Hyogo.