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Putting children at the heart of disaster risk reduction


Southasiadisasters.net, issue no. 91, January 2013:

This issue promotes a child-centered disaster risk reduction (DRR) approach in India in order to reduce disaster risk and climate change impact on their lives and development. The content considers: (i) child centered DRR means putting children at the heart of DRR; (ii) the role of India's national and state governments in promoting child rights and child-centered DRR; (iii) promoting child rights and child-centered DRR at the policy level; (iv) emergency management exercises as tools for developing child-centered disaster management plans; (v) child-centered DRR in Guwahati, Assam; (vi) child-centred DRR and child rights; and (vii) launch of state platform for children in Bihar.

It is intended to be used by those who work on local projects and those who advocate rights of children to safety in international policy events such as ADB’s 46th annual meeting in Delhi or global thematic consultations on disaster risk reduction and the post 2015 development agenda. The insights of this issue aim to reinforce what is now being documented by tsunami and disaster mitigation research centre (TDMRC) of ache in Indonesia and assert that unequal treatment of children in disaster risk reduction is a concern.

Keywords

  • Themes:Disaster Risk Management, Governance, Vulnerable Populations
  • Countries/Regions:India

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/31364

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