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Research-into-Action brief: Including children in disaster risk reduction

Source(s):  Global Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in the Education Sector (GADRRRES)

Research shows that inclusion is easier to put forward in policy guidelines than to translate into practice. This brief explores how inclusion is a long-term process that requires sustainable transfer of power to people, including children, who usually lack the ability to make decisions on matters that affect their everyday life.

Inclusion in disaster risk reduction requires the genuine participation of children, which is often a long and complicated process. It requires the negotiation of power relations between both children and adults, and between children themselves. Therefore, it is a political process that often generates resistance from those whose privileges are challenged. Inclusion and participation may involve addressing deep-seated and culturally sensitive issues that require careful facilitation if prompted by outside stakeholders. Ultimately, fostering inclusion in disaster risk reduction means recognising that children, including the most marginalised, are not only vulnerable but display capacities that often constitute a crucial resource in dealing with hazards and disasters.

The Research-into-Action Brief series provides concise summaries of academic and grey literature on a range of topics for practitioners working in the fields of child-centred risk reduction (CCRR), climate change adaptation (CCA), and school safety. 



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  • Research-into-Action brief: Including children in disaster risk reduction
  • Publication date 2018
  • Author(s) Gaillard, J.C.; Amirapu, Tanay; Hore, Katherine; Cadag, Jake Rom D.
  • Number of pages 10 p.

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