Disaster Risk Reduction through Schools

This project, led by ActionAid, is designed to reduce people’s vulnerability to natural disasters by targeting schools. With a five year plan starting in 2006, the project is set to reach over 3 million people in seven countries – Malawi, Kenya, Bangladesh, Nepal, Haiti, Ghana and India. The approach is to use schools as a focus for disaster preparedness, making them – and the communities around them – safer.

The project’s overarching policy goal is to help achieve priority 3 of the Hyogo Framework for Action on education and training, by institutionalising the implementation of disaster risk reduction within national and local education systems.

IDS, a key partner in this project, is providing technical support to ActionAid in three areas: • Reviewing the ‘participatory vulnerability assessment’ methodology used with communities, focusing on how it can more effectively feature climate change dimensions. • Developing a tool to evaluate the risks of climate change in school infrastructure investments. • Helping shape a corporate advocacy strategy that bridges climate change and disaster risk reduction, while drawing on experiences from this project.

ActionAid are also a partner of Children in a Changing Climate

Project details

start date
1 October 2005
end date
31 October 2010


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