Author: ActionAid
Year: 2011
Full Citation: ActionAid. (2011). Disaster Risk Reduction Through Schools: Final Report October 2005-2010. Retrieved from http://www.actionaid.org/publications/disaster-risk-reduction-through-schools-final-report
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Overview: The Disaster Risk Reduction through Schools (DRRS) Project, exclusively funded the UK’s Department for International Development, was implemented from October 2005 to December 2010 by ActionAid International in collaboration with seven ActionAid Country Programmes. The project’s goal was to ‘reduce peoples vulnerability to natural disaster by contributing to the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA)’ and its purpose is to ‘make schools in high disaster risks areas safer, to enable them to act as a locus for disaster risks reduction (DRR), and to engage the education sector in the HFA'.
Methodology: The Disaster Risk Reduction through Schools (DRRS) Project, exclusively funded the UK’s Department for International Development, was implemented from October 2005 to December 2010 by ActionAid International in collaboration with seven ActionAid Country Programmes. The project’s goal was to ‘reduce peoples vulnerability to natural disaster by contributing to the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA)’ and its purpose is to ‘make schools in high disaster risks areas safer, to enable them to act as a locus for disaster risks reduction (DRR), and to engage the education sector in the HFA'. This report has been authored upon completion of implementation activities by Country Programmes. Its principle sections cover:
  • The challenge facing us in building resilience to ever-increasing threats of disaster in some of the most vulnerable parts of the world
  • The evolution in DRR approaches and the emergence of greater multilateral action
  • The rationale of promoting DRR through schools
  • The methodologies that the project employed
  • The experience, activities and achievements of our work in each country
  • Project management arrangements
  • Lessons learned from the project
  • Recommendations for future action.
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