Author: Gullette, David
Year: 2013
Agency: UNICEF
Full Citation: Gullette, D. (2013). Disaster risk reduction in education: Good practices and new approaches. Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic: UNICEF.
Overview: This report examines good practices and innovations made to improve awareness and preparedness to disasters induced by natural hazards in Central Asia, South Caucasus and Eastern Europe. The report looks at good practices achieved in often financially resource-poor situations and politically and socially complex environments. The practices developed to create awareness are supported by a range of learning materials and multimedia that facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and education on disaster risk reduction.
  • This report examines advances made in promoting a culture of preparedness through disaster risk reduction (DRR) initiatives. The work conducted by national counterparts and UNICEF represent strong building blocks to promote more comprehensive changes at the policy level and strengthen resilience in the everyday lives of children, families, schools and the communities they serve.
  • This report is for DRR practitioners; decision and policy makers, and government bodies engaged in disaster DRR; development workers who seek to integrate DRR into their programmatic activities; parents, school principals and teachers who seek to help children understand their environment and take appropriate actions to enhance their safety.
Methodology: This report examines three regions:
  • Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan);
  • South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia);
  • Eastern Europe (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro).
These countries were chosen as the respective governments have actively contributed expertise and participated in developing DRR-related activities under UNICEF’s regional DRR programmes.

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