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Civil Society/NGOs

The role of civil society and/or non-governmental organizations in advocating disaster risk reduction, particularly to the international community, local and national government, and in strengthening capacities to reduce community risk and vulnerability from natural hazards.

ADB: 5 things civil society and the SDGs can do for each other - Opinion

26 Sep 2015, ADB

'The SDGs acknowledge that more frequent and intense natural disasters threaten to reverse much of the development progress made in recent decades. After Typhoon Haiyan in 2014, civil society organisations in the Philippines realized their enormous responsibility in helping communities reduce their vulnerability to future natural disasters', writes Suzanne Nazal from ADB...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 1.3 [PDF, 114Kb]Community Participation and decentralisation is ensured through the delegation of authority and resources to local levels
  • Indicator 3.2 [PDF, 116Kb]School curricula , education material and relevant trainings include disaster risk reduction and recovery concepts and practices
  • Indicator 3.4 [PDF, 102Kb]Countrywide public awareness strategy exists to stimulate a culture of disaster resilience, with outreach to urban and rural communities

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.