Agents of Change: The Role of Children and Youth in Disaster Prevention

Published on 1 January 2009

This article looks at links between the participatory experiences of youth groups in development and the emerging focus on risk reduction and disaster prevention. Case studies from El Salvador, Central America, illustrate the enormous potential of youth groups as agents of change in their communities.

They also point to important mechanisms for actively involving children and youth in risk management and disaster prevention, which is critical to addressing climate change

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Tanner, T.M. et al
ISDR Informs, issue 16


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