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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.

Four years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami - Yamada

2 Mar 2015, Japanese Red Cross Society

'This school is really a vital part of the social services here in Yamada town,' says Atsushi Okawa, a 34 year old fisherman, who spends most of his day at sea while his 5 year old boy is entrusted to the staff at the school. Over two years ago, the Japanese Red Cross Society stepped in and supported the rebuilding of the school...

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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