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Children seek cover under their desks
Community announcement
We are excited to announce an opportunity for you to contribute to the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2024 campaign “Empowering the next generation for a disaster-free future” aimed at inspiring and engaging children and youth on DRR.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Cogs lifted in the air by hands
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As the Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development and Ecological Transition (MINEDDTE) prepares its first national adaptation plan (NAP) document, it launched a digital campaign calling on youth to get involved in adaptation.
National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network
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Students around the world can explore a new virtual world to learn heat wave survival skills and cooling solutions through the Minecraft Education platform.
Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
Child studying at school in the Philippines
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Over 26 million enrolled students in the Philippines are confronted with the multifaceted impacts of climate change, including the possibility of El Nino bringing intolerable heat, more powerful typhoons, and limited access to water for basic needs.
Save the Children - Philippines
Flood mural Rajapur, Nepal
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The activity was carried out first in the classroom where children were allowed to express their experience living with flood through drawings and artistic expression.
Global Resilience Partnership
A Vietnamese school girl bikes through the flooded streets in Ho Chi Minh wearing her school uniform.
Research briefs
A recent paper published in Nature Climate Change reviewed studies linking climate change-related events or “climate stressors” to education outcomes.
Conversation Media Group, the
Turkish schoolgirls in uniform walking in a street
Update
Natural hazards have a devastating effect on children’s education. Through its Global Program for Safer Schools (GPSS), the World Bank works hand-in-hand with client countries to ensure the resilience of school infrastructure.
World Bank, the
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Students whose families live in zip codes where there was a severe weather disaster get worse grades than their peers, are more likely to withdraw from difficult courses and ultimately are more likely to default on their student loans says a new study.
NPR
school safety image
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Floods in 2022 had destroyed Baleswar Higher Secondary School in Assam’s Cachar district. More than a year later, hool has managed to build back up little by little, with limited government support.
Down To Earth
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To find out what children must do if a tremor hits when parents, teachers or other adults are not around, Mainichi Shimbun interviewed Satoko Oki, a seismologist and associate professor at Keio University's Faculty of Environment and Information Studies.
Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd., the - Mainichi Daily news, the

Publications

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Documents and publications
To achieve the goal of the Sendai Framework of reducing global disaster risks and losses, the theme of the IDDRR 2024, which falls on 13 October, will be on the role of education in protecting and empowering youth for a disaster-free future.
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Documents and publications
This document outlines examples of Save the Children’s experience with child-centred early warning systems, linked to the four pillars of the Early Warning for All initiative.
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Documents and publications
The objective of this research paper is to review existing practices and literature regarding education curricula in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) within higher education (HE) institutions.
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Documents and publications
This study aims to evaluate how disasters affect student enrollment in higher education programs, considering both immediate and long-term consequences.
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Documents and publications
This paper designs a learning situation on sustainability and climate change that can be implemented in the Spanish and European contexts.
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Documents and publications
This collaborative endeavor aims to facilitate the exchange of challenges, lessons learned, and innovative practices in preparedness, response, and recovery across various stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
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Documents and publications
This 2023 background study presents estimates of the number of crisis-affected children and adolescents whose education was disrupted by climate shocks, as well as the number of forced displacements of school-aged children due to extreme weather events.
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Documents and publications
The study provides an account of progress, gaps and promising practices in including persons with disabilities in disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the region.
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Documents and publications
In 2023, the International Day will look at the reciprocal relationship between disasters and inequality. Inequality and disaster vulnerability are two sides of the same coin.
Glossary of early action terms: 2022 edition
Documents and publications
In an attempt to clarify key terms, and in keeping with its aim to bring coherence, alignment, and complementarity to the field of risk-informed early action, REAP has developed this glossary as a tool to support productive conversations around the topic.

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