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Let’s learn to prevent disasters: educational kit and riskland game

Source(s):  United Nations Children's Fund - Panama (UNICEF)
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

UNISDR and UNICEF have together produced an educational kit for children called “Let’s learn to prevent disasters!”. It includes the board game “Riskland” whereby players learn about what they can do to reduce disaster impacts by answering questions and advancing along the board’s winding path.This booklet aims to provide the educational community and children with an innovative and interactive tool for risk management. Every decade, disasters cause the death of a million people and leave several millions more homeless. Economic losses caused by natural disasters have tripled in the past 30 years. Working together continually as a community can help reduce the impact of disasters. Children play a very important role in doing this. How? By:
- Carrying out school activities about this issue with the participation of the community.
- Teaching their families and community about natural hazards and encouraging them to take preventive measures.
- Helping to establish a real and long-lasting “culture of prevention”, both through action and new attitudes.


Format Games, Activities, Exercises
Sub-format Board game
Number of pages/running time 23 p. + a plate, rules of the game, playing cards

Target audiences


Group: Children

Sub-group: Secondary school age (12-18 years)


Group: Adults

Sub-group: Community activists, decision-makers or opinion-leaders


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  • Year of publication 2002
  • Language(s) English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Bengali, Creoles and Pidgins (Other), Mayan languages, Nepali, Portuguese, Swahili, Urdu, Zulu, Farsi, Haitian
  • Price Unknown

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