International Day for Disaster Reduction 2011: ABKD poster contest held in Quezon City, Philippines

Source(s): ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
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'Apoy, Bagyo, Kalamidad: Dibuhong Pambata' (ABKD) – Fire, typhoon, calamity: Kids Drawing – 2011, is an annual and nation-wide poster-making contest for children ages 7-12 years old. Citizens' Distaster Response Center (CDRC) conceptualized ABKD in 1996 as an activity to promote disaster preparedness.

ABKD served not only as an opportunity for children to show their artistic talents and creativity, but more importantly, as a venue for children’s participation in creating and generating a culture of disaster preparedness, especially among vulnerable communities.

CDRC believes that although children are among the most vulnerable sectors during disaster events, they also have the capacity to take active part in disaster preparedness. The poster-making contest has become a venue to express their views and concerns on disaster-related issues and the importance of biodiversity in reducing the impact of disasters.

The winning artworks will be featured in CDRC’s 2012 disaster preparedness calendar and other advocacy materials.

International Day for Disaster Reduction - ICLEI gets involved

ICLEI, as a key partner to UNISDR’s ‘Making Cities Resilient’ campaign, is celebrating the International Day for Disaster Reduction.

Step up! International Day for Disaster Reduction – 13 October 2011
The 2011 theme is “Step up to Disaster Risk Reduction!" to show that risk reduction matters. Here are some ideas how you can take part in the campaign on Disaster Reduction Day on 13 October!

How can you show people you care about disaster risk reduction? – Take a picture!
‘Step up’ and take a picture with people in your city, colleagues, friends in your community – and make a little ‘roof’ over your head to signal to the world that you want to be RESILIENT to DISASTER on this very special day.

Upload your picture on Flickr, add a video to YouTube, Twitter about it – and tag everything #ICLEI #iddr11.

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