The Reason for Coming Together Different organizations working in isolation which brings in incoherence in the whole programming Enhance program quality Avoid duplication Learn from each other (capacity building of the local team) Form a big pressure group to influence policy Greater benefit to the community
1. The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) 13 Oct this year 2. This years theme: Making Children & Young People Partners in Disaster Risk Reduction …. FIVE POINT CHIDLRENS CHARTER 3rd Session Global Platform 2011 1.Schools must be safe - education must be uninterrupted; 2.Child protection must be a priority, before, during and after a disaster; 3.Children have the right to participate and they need access to information 4.Community infrastructure must be safe, and relief and reconstruction must help reduce future risk;
Effective risk management must involve those most at risk Children and youth are repeatedly portrayed as victims of disaster and climate change. Children and youth can and should be encouraged to participate in disaster risk reduction and decision making Natural hazards are increasingchildren are among the most traumatized as their ability to cope with unexpected and painful interruptions Some 66 million children are affected by disasters every year. Destroyed or damaged schools force children out of school. Malnutrition caused by the loss of food supplies cause stunting and lead to poor educational achievement and greater susceptibility to disease.
The childrens Charter Schools must be safe - education must be uninterrupted. Child protection must be a priority, before, during and after a disaster. Children and young people have the right to participate and to access the information they need. Community infrastructure must be safe, and relief and reconstruction must help reduce future disaster risk. Disaster risk reduction must reach the most vulnerable.
Involving Children and Youth Change in the whole thinking process and attitude (children can contribute to DRR at community and family level) Invisible --------- Visible Children and youth should not be considered homogenous sets (diversity within these groups) Recognize and promote children and youths contribution
Contd…. Child friendly environment, tools and techniques Forming/recognizing children and young people organization (working with them) Groom children and youth as future leaders
Involving Children and Youth will enhance the quality of program Mind is pure Bundle of energy Willingness to do something for the society Creativity
Challenges Out of school children Some of the most vulnerable areas are very remote Access to rights and entitlements (education and health services) Demystify the concept DRR: It is a priority for the community? Is DRR a priority for the government? (category) New concept and evolving Natural Hazards, Unnatural Disasters (Haiti and Chile)
what you can do (get involved).. Enlightened souls and ignited minds (torch bearer) First self-> Family -> Community -> larger goals Understanding of the issue from a practical perspective (lab to land) Techno-social solution From groups, clubs; involve with scouts, guides, NCC Promote a culture of safety Modern means of communication (social networking)
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