Voluntary commitment

Committing to Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction: An Opportunity at the World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction


World Vision is determined to ensure that in addressing disaster risk, the well-being of children is always the first priority. The WCDRR in Sendai, is the opportunity to advocate for what Resilient Future Children Want. Specifically World Vision asks that the post 2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) includes: Children’s participation, Establishing or reinforce child protection legislation, Making schools safe from disasters, Building life skills and ensure access to knowledge and information, Ensuring that all children, especially the most vulnerable have access to quality services, Increasing accountability and Taking up risk-informed development planning


Other NGOs
Civil Society
Private Sector
Vulnerable communities
All DRR actors (Development and Humanitarian agencies)


World Vision’s Commitments to the Post 2015 Framework for DRR
Facilitate development of child-sensitive risk assessment and planning tools, guidance, and frameworks
Provide technical assistance in the integration of DRR in government sectoral plans and programs
Strengthen capacity of national, sub-national and local governments in undertaking preparedness, mitigation, and response measures

Means of verification

Ensuring our local development programming is promoting child-centred disaster risk reduction.
-Include children’s participation in our programme designs, implementation and monitoring and evaluation through child clubs
- Combine sector programmes to address root causes of vulnerability built onmulti-hazard risk assessments and regular context monitoring
-Provide children and young people with access to uninterrupted education in safe environments and skills to keep them and their communities safe.
Enhancing World Vision’s organisational capacities to embed risk management so that staff skills, organisational systems, strategies and structures are risk smart
- At least 70% of all national and regional World Vision offices to report on ‘resilience-related’ strategies, programmes and activities
- Investing in our reporting mechanisms to provide increased evidence of the impact of risk reduction for child wellbeing.
- Institutionalising an early warning/early action system at multiple levels
- Capitalise on risk awareness within in the aftermath of a disaster
Advocating for Children’s Rights in the post 2015 framework:
- Advocate for effective and equitable disaster risk management systems through key international processes, such as: Global Platform on DRR, World Conference on DRR, the G7 Summit (June 2015), United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change, World Humanitarian Summit and the Habitat III
- Work in partnership using evidence for effective advocacy on risk reduction, namely through the Children in a Changing Climate coalition and its regional arms
- Work through the Global Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in the Education Sector (GADRRRES) to achieve school safety.


From March 2015 to March 2025


Project description: Policy document:

Contact Person

Mr Cedric Hoebreck
DRR & Resilience Advisor, World Vision International


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