Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in the Education Sector
ADPC: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in the Education Sector
Published on: 04/30/2008
Department: Safer Development Planning and Implementation
Type: Policies, Procedures and Guidelines
File size: 9.59 MB
Realizing the importance of mainstreaming of DRR in Education Sector as identified by the RCC, one of the most recent interventions was “Support to Implementation of Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) through Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction into Development Planning, Policy and Implementation in Asia: Advocacy and Pilot Implementation Project in Education Sector in 3 South East Asian RCC member countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR and the Philippines)”. The project (hereinafter referred to as MDRD-Education) has been implemented by the UNDP and ADPC, with support from ECHO.
Under the RCC umbrella this collaborative (ECHO-UNDP-ADPC) project was implemented as a
major contribution to the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action. The Project was designed with the primary focus to assist the Ministry of Education in 3 RCC countries to implement a Priority Implementation Partnership (PIP), working with the National Disaster Management Organizations, to undertake integration of DRR into the secondary school curriculum and promoting resilient construction of new schools using research on the past impact of disasters on Education sector. Building on the current and likely future initiatives to support
the Hyogo Framework for Action, the MRRD-Education project includes four main activities, namely:
i) Initiating Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction into Secondary School Curriculum,
ii) Study on Impacts of Disasters on the Education Sector,
iii) Advocacy Workshop on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Education Sector, and
iv) Stakeholder consultation as follow up to the Advocacy Workshop.