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DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

(currently under development)

This badge is currently being developed and will be released in June 2019.

The Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) challenge badge is designed to help educate children and young people about hazards, disasters, and how the crucial role disaster risk reduction plays for life on our planet. This material is appropriate for use in school classes, Guide or Scout groups and other youth related groups. It includes a wide range of activities and ideas to stimulate learning about disaster risk reduction and promote action in local communities.

This booklet includes basic background information on disaster risk reduction. It explains what hazards are and what makes some hazards turn into disasters. It explains the factors that put people at risk, and which groups are more vulnerable. It then provides information on preventing, reducing, and preparing for specific hazards. It explains what is involved in recovery work, and finally, provides concrete actions for making a difference on an individual level.

The badge has the following learning and behaviour change objectives:

  • Learn about the different types of natural hazards and disasters as well as those that have occurred in the past around the world;
  • Know what disaster risk reduction is and what measures can be taken to reduce disaster risks;
  • What type of recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction work is being undertaken after a disaster has happened;
  • Take action on helping yourself, your family and community to be better prepared before, during and after a disaster has occurred.