Disaster Risk Reduction in the School Curriculum, the Present and Potential Role of Development Agencies and the implications for the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 Successor
Commissioned by Plan International, the above paper, researched and written by Fumiyo Kagawa and David Selby as an Input Paper for the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015, is now available online. The paper examines disaster risk reduction (DRR) pre-school, school and post-secondary curricular provision in four South Asian and South East Asian countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Pakistan) while also reviewing inter-linkages between DRR teaching and learning and other components of a comprehensive approach to DRR in school and community. It also explores how development agencies are contributing – and might in the future contribute – to DRR curriculum development. It concludes by flagging the implications of the study for the successor document to the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015.
The Global Assessment Report was designed to inform the deliberations of the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) held March 14-18, 2015 in Sendai, Japan.
A UNICEF/UNESCO GAR Contributing Paper reviewing advances and challenges facing DRR curriculum, teaching and learning policy and practice draws and quotes extensively from the Sustainability Frontiers Input Paper, enumerating in some detail developments as described in the Paper in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Pakistan (Appendix 1).
For Fumiyo and David’s Input Paper, click here.
For the UNICEF/UNESCO Contributing Paper, click here:
For WCDRR documentation, resources and records, including the text of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030, click here.