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Supporting the School-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Project Consultancy in the Pacific

by | 25th October 2018

Fumiyo Kagawa is undertaking an October 2018 to May 2019 consultancy for UNICEF Pacific to support the implementation design of its school-based disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience project in four countries in the Pacific region, i.e. Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.


In line with one of the UNICEF Pacific’s Programme intended outputs for 2018 to 2022 (‘the education system at all levels has the capacity to build resilience and prepare children and school communities to respond to emergencies and disasters’), the overall aims of this consultancy are twofold: first, to support Ministries of Education in the development of training resources for gender-responsive and inclusive school-based preparedness and planning with community involvement and, second, to build the capacity of national, sub-national and local authorities to manage, support and sustain school-based DRR and resiliency.

More specifically, the scope of the assignment includes the following:

  1. To conduct a desk-review and national, sub-national and school/community-level key stakeholder consultations on existing DRR policies, plans, activities, guidance and the contents and design of a school-based DRR and resilience handbook and training guide
  2. To develop a contextualized, gender-responsive and inclusive practical school-based DRR and resilience handbook and training guide for each country, together with monitoring tools to be used at school, sub-national and national level
  3. To develop and conduct national and sub-national training of trainers in each country to build the capacity of Ministry of Education Officers and sub-national Education Officers to train teachers and school committees on school-based DRR and Resilience planning.

The handbooks, guides and tools will be finalized by incorporating stakeholder feedback and a final report will document and analyse the whole process and include recommendations for strategic ways forward.