Disaster Resilience Education Handbook

AIDR is now well into the process of developing the Disaster Resilience Education for Young People Handbook, with the second draft out for review with the working group.

The handbook aligns itself with AIDR’s Education for Young People Program and is being created in consultation with members of the Disaster Resilient Australia – New Zealand School Education Network (DRANZSEN), the Disaster Resilience Education Srategy Group (DRESG), and other subject matter experts in a national collaboration.

The purpose of the handbook is to provide high-level principles and strategies to support the design, implementation and evaluation of effective child and youth-focused learning activities related to natural hazards and disaster risk reduction.

The handbook is designed as a tool to be used by educators and others in a range of learning environments. The handbook principles seek to ensure that young people are enabled to develop appropriate knowledge and skills, and authentic opportunities to apply these in the local community, before, during and after an emergency.

Disaster Resilience Education for Young People will become part of the Australian Disaster Resilience Handbook Collection and will be published later in 2021.

Further information about the handbook and its development is available on the Knowledge Hub.

Further information about disaster resilience education is available here.