Presentation on theme: "Disaster Risk Reduction in Education Sector Lessons Learned 15 years experience of ADPC in Asia Presentation at the Special Event on DRR in Education."— Presentation transcript:
1 Disaster Risk Reduction in Education Sector Lessons Learned 15 years experience of ADPC in Asia Presentation at the Special Event on DRR in Education Sector at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR), June 2009
2 Why? Children are amongst the most vulnerable group; There is a multiplier effect of educating the public through the children;Schools are often used as evacuation centers during a disaster event;Educational institutions are a major public infrastructure, which can create long-lasting impact on future generationsWhy?
3 Safer school construction Integrating DRR in School CurriculumHow?
4 It is essential to Build Safer Schools……… It is essential to Build Safer Schools……… Working with Local capacity, material and technology
5 Safer School Construction InitiativesVulnerability assessment of public school buildings;Local masons’ trainingImplementation of earthquake safety drills in classrooms;Development of National Guidelines on School Construction and Emergency PreparednessLinking with ongoing education sector programs being implemented with national or external fundsStrengthening partnerships at sub-national level between various stakeholdersSchool Earthquake Safety Program in Katmandu Valley (SESP) , Nepal Creating Earthquake Preparedness in Schools, Bengkulu and Bandung, Indonesia School Flood Safety Program (SFSP) in Tien Giang , Vietnam Integrating hazard resilient features in ongoing school construction projects in Cambodia, Lao PDR and the Philippines
6 Lessons Learned Community participation – A step to sustainability Involve the community from the startTransfer the ownership of the program to beneficiary community as early as possibleSafety programs can be channels for improved livelihoodEmphasize local capacity, material and technologyBuild local capacityTransfer TechnologyConvey scientific and technical know-how in simple termsTransfer low cost technologyAdopt training-of-trainers approachBuild Partnerships (Min of Edu, Public Works, NDMO, Pvt Sector)Link with Education Sector Programs
7 Include DRR concepts in School Curriculum… …… Include DRR concepts in School Curriculum… …….Working with Department of Curriculum, NDMO, Technical Agencies
8 Integrating DRR in formal school curriculum in Cambodia, Lao PDR and the Philippines Integrating DRR in extra curricular activities in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, IndonesiaActivitiesWorking with the National Pedagogical department to integrate DRR in formal school curriculumWorking with school authorities, teachers and local NGOs to integrate DRR in extra curricular activitiesPartnering with national teacher’s training institutes to build capacity of teachersPartnering with the larger Education Sector Working Groups in the countries to advocate for integrating DRR into Education Sector Development Agenda
9 Lessons LearnedPlan in advance of the National Curriculum Development CyclePartnership between Ministry of Education and NDMOAdopt a consultative processLink with processes of the Education sector programs funded by the multilateral and bi lateral agencies ; and the Education Sector working Group led by Ministry of Education
10 Key lessons Strengthen Partnerships with local governments Efforts must be made to ensure that the teacher trainings disseminate the knowledge outwardsLong term commitment is required by stakeholders to ensure sponsorship for the continuation of training and awareness campaignPartnerships between NGOs and local government will strengthen sustainability.