Unmaking Disasters: Education as a Tool for Disaster Response and Disaster Risk Reduction

Vaughter, Philip (2016). Unmaking Disasters: Education as a Tool for Disaster Response and Disaster Risk Reduction. UNU-IAS Policy Brief series. United Nations University.

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    Author Vaughter, Philip
    Title Unmaking Disasters: Education as a Tool for Disaster Response and Disaster Risk Reduction
    Series Title UNU-IAS Policy Brief series
    Volume/Issue No. 6
    Publication Date 2016-06-22
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages 4
    Language eng
    Abstract Education on disasters has tended to focus on disaster response and recovery, as opposed to proactive actions to reduce disaster risk and increase preparedness. Furthermore, disaster risk is framed as an external event or threat rather than being integrated into development patterns. In order to build disaster resilience in societies around the world, education will need to reframe how disaster risk can be understood and reduced — not only reducing existing risks, but also preventing the creation of new risks. Recommendations: • Educational materials on disaster risk should be tailored to fit the region in which they are being taught. • Traditional knowledge from indigenous communities should be included in educational materials on disaster. • Educational outreach on disasters should engage with migrants and visitors. • Women and girls must be fully included in educational outreach focusing on disasters.
    UNBIS Thesaurus DISASTER PREVENTION, PREPAREDNESS AND RELIEF
    Keyword Disaster risk reduction
    Education
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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