Risk Reduction and Resilience Education

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Key considerations for disability inclusion in risk reduction and resilience education:

  • Make DRR information and education available in formats that everyone can understand and use.
  • Develop action oriented key DRR messages and educational materials meeting the needs of children of different ages, gender and disabilities. Consider specific requirements for children who are blind, deaf or have physical or psychosocial disability.
  • Create awareness for school disaster management committees on the need to include all children in learning and DRR activities.
  • Engage students and staff with disabilities in real-life school and community disaster management activities, including mapping hazards, developing school-based contingency plans, and implementing regular school drills for relevant hazards.
  • Develop quality inclusive information, education and communication materials for students and teachers addressing all dimensions of risk reduction education.
  • Integrate inclusive education principles while providing pre-service and in-service teacher training on risk reduction curriculum materials and methods.
  • Develop strategies to encourage teachers to integrate inclusive DRR topics into formal curriculum, as well as non-formal and extracurricular approaches with local communities.