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Disaster reduction and human security

Source(s):  Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University (KU GSGES)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters (UNESCO)

Education for sustainable development, case studies and best practices:

This report is a compilation of case studies and grapples with the crucial question of merging disaster management education into the broader agenda of education for sustainable development. It shows how communities, scientists, activists, non-governmental organizations, teachers, students and policy makers have sought to protect against the ravages of nature and against the harmful impact of reckless and inconsiderate human action upon the environment.

The report contains 93 case studies from 41 countries and regions in different parts of the developing and developed world. These case studies represent an impressive accumulation of firsthand knowledge which, by taking disasters and disaster preparedness seriously, can contribute to building societies that are both safe and sustainable. A cross-disciplinary multi-stakeholder and implementation-oriented approach is adopted in all the case studies, focusing on the basic needs of communities.

Table of contents:

01. Developing Regional Food Security Capacity: The East Africa Regional Food Security Working Group
02. An Outreach Program Of The GFMC And The ISDR Global Wildland Fire Network: Regional Subsahara Wildland Fire Network
03. Governmental Learning Activities To Mitigate Earthquake Impacts In Algeria During The Period 1980-2004
04. Ethiopian Droughts: Reducing The Risk To Livelihoods Through Cash Transfers
05. Modelling And Deciding With Stakeholders: Lessons On How Project Success And Sustainability May Improve
06. Kenyan Droughts: A Community Based Approach
07. Empowering Communities To Monitor Vulnerability Via Communal Information Systems (CIS)
08. Community-Based Food Security Work In Rwanda: A Rwandan Red Cross Experience
09. School-Based Peace Building In Sierra Leone
10. HIV/AIDS, Disasters And Food Security: The Baphalali Swaziland Red Cross Society Pilot Project
11. Monitoring Food Distributions: A Zambia Red Cross Society Experience
12. Community And Home-Based Care For People Living With HIV/AIDS In Zimbabwe

13. Enhancing Regional And Local Capacities Through The Development Of A Central Amencan Network For Disaster And Health Information (CANDHI)
14. Educational Kit "Risk-land": Let's Learn To Prevent Disasters, An Innovative Learning Tool For Children
15. Production And Dissemination Of The "Times Of Hurricanes" And "Tremors In My Heart" Radio Serials Related To Disaster Risk Reduction
16. Being Prepared, Listening To Earth: An Educational Program By Save The Children In Cuba
17. Education Management For Risk Reduction And Emergency Response In Bogotá: A Sustainable Development View
18. Early Warning For Landslide Risk Mitigation In Costa Rica
19. Drought In El Salvador: Response And Mitigation
20. An Example Of Earthquake Crisis Management In a Day-Care Center Or Child Care Center Of Guadeloupe (F.W.I)
21. Books On Disaster Reduction For Sustainable Development And Peru's Sustainable Cities Programme
22. Capacity Building Using Information And Communication Technologies
23. The Puerto Rico Tsunami Warning And Mitigation Program
24. The United States Web-Based Disaster Education Program: An Independent Assessment
25. Case Study On Public Private Partnership 2000 (PPP 2000)
26. Case Study On Post-Earthquake Investigations
27. The Disaster Center As A Public Information Source In The USA
28. No Adverse Impact Floodplain Management: An Innovative Approach Promoted By The Association Of State Flood Plain Managers
29. Case Study On The Central US Partnership (CUSP)
30. Education And Training Aspects Of The Contingency Plan For Western Venezuela Oilfields

31. Bringing Community-Based Disaster Management (CBDM) Training To South Asia: Through Local Language Courses
32. Middle East Seismological Forum (MESF): Its Role In Promoting Research And Cooperation
33. Capacity Building In Asia Using Information Technology Applications (CASITA)
34. Recovery And Rehabilitation In Shomali Valley, Afghanistan: Miseries Of Ali Ahmad
35. From Relief To Community Based Disaster Preparedness: Training-Action-Reflection Approach To Capacity Building
36. Empowerment Of The Coastal Fishing Communities for Livelihood Security: Bangladesh Experience
37. Community-Based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP) Program In Cambodia
38. Staff Training As An Element Of Post-flood Disaster Recovery And Future Disaster Reduction In China
39. A Situational Analysis Of Drought Hit Villages Of Bhilwara, India
40. Education For Sustainable Development And Disaster Management: The Gujarat Experiences Of India
41. Mr. Mason: Transformation Of Informal Construction Workers To Respected Certified Masons
42. Bihar Floods Of 2004 In India: Insights
43. Capacity Building Program For Long-Term Disaster Preparedness In The Aftermath Of Kutchch Earthquake Of India
44. Strengthening Community Resilience In Crisis: Through Network For Early-Warning Assistance And Resilience (NEAR)
45. Community-Based Flood Mitigation And Preparedness Project
46. A Perspective On Earthquake Public Education In Iran's Schools
47. Disaster Education: A Right To Generation's Safety
48. Bam Earthquake Of 05:26:26 Of 26 December 2003, Ms 6.5
49. Activities To Create The New Trend Of The Disaster Mitigation Education
50. Challenge On Learning Activities For Sustainable Society In Nishinomiya, Japan
51. Establishment Of The Disaster Reduction And Human Renovation Institution (DRI)
52. Impact On Household Level Of Cash Distribution To Herders In Zavkhan Aimag, Mongolia
53. Participatory Disaster Management planning As An Educational Process: An Example From Kathmandu, Nepal
54. The Gadap Rain Storm Assistance Project And Gulu: A Disabled Person Struggled For His Family Development
55. The Drought And The Sufferings Of Majnu
56. A Widow's Torment For Survival
57. Disaster Preparedness Trainings For School Teachers In Mansehra And Battagram Districts In Pakistan
58. A Comprehensive Approach For Higher Disaster Coping Capacity: The Case Of Dohli, Punjab, Pakistan
59. Palestine Red Crescent Society: Reducing Risk Through VCA
60. Risk Reduction In Practice: A Philippines Case Study
61. Training: As A Tool For Professional Development
62. Capacity Building In Community Based Disaster Risk Management In The Philippines
63. Preparedness For Response To Future Disaster Risk Reduction: The Syrian Arab Red Crescent Society Experience
64. Non-Structural Earthquake Disaster Mitigation In Turkey
65. New Large 3-D Earthquake Simulator For Training And Awareness Raising Purposes In Turkey
66. Columbia University Urban Planning Studio: Disaster Resistant Istanbul
67. A Cooperative Hazard Impact Reduction Effort Via Education In Turkey
68. Organizing For "Transferring Live Lessons Of Disasters For A Safer Future
69. Environmental Disaster: Linking Partners To Tuberculosis Prevention Around The Aral Sea
70. Towards Effective Earthquake Disaster Reduction: Uzbekistan Case Study
71. Disaster Preparedness Training And Education Programs For The Future Generations In Vietnam
72. Enhancing Community Capacity To Reduce Vulnerability To Economic Loss Caused by Storm Damage To Houses In Central Viet Nam
73. Commune Disaster Management Planning As An Educational Process: Oxfam Experiences In Vietnam
74. National Seismological Observatory Center (NSOC), Yemen, 1989-2004

75. Flood Of August 2002 In The Rivers Of The Rastern Erzgebirge In Saxony In Germany: Event Analysis
76. Flood Risk Management In The Upper Tisza Region Of Hungary: A Model-Assisted Stakeholder Approach
77. Dealing With Natural Hazards And RISks - NAH RIS: A Swiss Virtual Campus Project
78. Development Of A Virtual Learning Unit About The Topic: Cost-Effectiveness Of Measures To Prevent Natural Hazards
79. Effects Of Vegetation On Shallow Landslides: A Case Study In Sächseln, Switzerland
80. Awareness Rising For Natural Hazards And The Alpine Environment Through Interactive Nature Trails
81. Education Systems For Avalanche Experts In Switzerland

82. Centers For Disease Control (CDC) Of Pacific Emergency Health Initiative (PEHI)
83. Tertiary Disaster Management Education By Distance Learning
84. Improving Community Sustainabitity Through Distance Learning

85. Research And Application On Earthquake Prediction And Seismic Risk Mitigation: Study Of Structure And Non-Linear Dynamics Of The Earth
86. Experimental Research And Its Field Application: Liquefaction Of Soils With Silt And Clay Particles
87. Case Study Of Global Blueprints For Change
88. Effective Implementation Of Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRM): Toward An Implementation Science
89. An Educational Component Of The UNESCO Cross-Cutting Theme Initiative
90. Case Study Of International Seismic Zonation
91. Case Study On Building A Culture Of Earthquake Disaster Resilience In The Mediterranean Region
92. Awareness And Preparedness For Emergencies At Local Level: A Community Based Program For Disaster Preparedness
93. Global Open learning Forum On Risk Education (GOLFRE): A Grass Root Capacity Building Initiative

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  • Disaster reduction and human security
  • Publication date 2005
  • Author(s) Shaw, Rajib; Rouhban, Badaoui (Eds.)
  • Number of pages 197 p.

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