Working Group 3 - Risk Reduction & Resilience Education

The Risk Reduction and Resilience Education Working Group provides technical guidance on the integration of DRR into teaching and learning, including DRR in formal school curricula and non-formal education within the framework of Education for Sustainable Development.

Working group objectives:


For research and guidance documents please see: Pillar 3: Risk Reduction & Resilience Education

The focus of the Risk Reduction and Resilience Education Working Group has been the development of IFRC & Save the Children (2018). Public Awareness and Public Education for Disaster Risk Reduction : Action-Oriented Key Messages for Households and Schools. Key messages comprise the core, common and comprehensive information about safety and resilience that are needed to promote consistent and sustained DRR. If these actionable messages were universally practiced, we could substantially avoid the effects and impacts of disaster.

For messages to have credibility, legitimacy and strong impact in a particular national or local context, they need to be standard and consistent, backed by a consensus of key stakeholders and based on the best knowledge available at the time. Ideally, these messages should be developed as part of a multi-stakeholder effort, supported by a national platform on disaster risk reduction and/or sanctioned by the national disaster management agency.

The contents are designed as a template for adaptation and localization at national level, by disaster management authorities and subject-matter experts.

(Coming soon will be: road hazards, drowning prevention and air pollution)

Photo: DIPECHO project in Nicaragua where, through training and simulation exercises, children gain practical experience in responding to emergency situations. 2009 CRIC