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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.

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Northern Kenyans adopt nocturnal life to escape extreme heat

30 Oct 2014, TRF

'I have lived in Atheley for 50 years and I have never witnessed such weather conditions, which have turned us into prisoners, forcing us to work at night when we are supposed to rest before another gruelling day of trekking for water and herding livestock,' said village elder Abey. 'The heat has turned us into nocturnal creatures and we have no alternative but to adapt'...

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

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