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Education & School Safety

An interactive process of mutual learning among people and institutions. It encompasses more than formal education at schools and universities and uses traditional wisdom and local knowledge for protection from natural hazards and empowers vulnerable populations like children, to become influencing actors for DRR.

Japan: Part way down a long road

23 Feb 2015, Nation, the

Almost four years after being devastated by dual natural disasters, Japan is well down the road to recovery thanks to a combination of hard work, preparedness, dedication and human spirit, reports The Nation - highlighting economic recovery, the role of media, early warning and education - invaluable experience that's now being shared with the world...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 3.2 [PDF, 116Kb]School curricula , education material and relevant trainings include disaster risk reduction and recovery concepts and practices
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk

Find or contribute curricular, extra-curricular and public awareness materials on disaster prevention and school safety for primary, secondary, vocational, community-based education and public awareness.