Fumiyo Kagawa and David Selby are engaged in a May 2015 to July 2016 consultancy for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan, on behalf of the Pakistan arm of the Austrian organization, HOPE'87 ('Hundreds of Original Projects for Employment').
The broad aim of the consultancy is to develop and/or refine models, tools and mechanisms to better embed SBDRM in school, community, district-level and provincial-level practice for the institutionalization of Disaster Risk Reduction into the education system. To achieve this, the following steps are being taken:
- Developing and conducting a Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices (KAP) baseline survey allied with a Training Needs Assessment (TNA) survey for Education Managers followed by post-training repeat surveys
- Developing interlinked templates for disaster risk management plans at school, district and provincial levels: Schools Disaster Management Plan (SDMP), District Education Sector DRM Plan (DESDP), Provincial Education Sector DRM Plan (PESDP)
- Developing a DRM Training Manual and relevant training aids and materials for Education Managers
- Finalizing revised a DRM-sensitive Parent Teacher Council Guidebook to better enable councils to effectively undertake the functions of a School Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), and developing PTC awareness-raising and training materials
- Conducting a study of linkages between School Based Disaster Risk Management and Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) and documenting good interlinking practice
For details of Fumiyo and David's earlier work in developing a cascade-style SBDRM training program for HOPE'87 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, click here.