The Red Cross Red Crescent has a long tradition of educating communities on disaster risks, increasing safety and resilience through campaigns, informal education, participatory learning and formal school-based interventions. National Societies, chapters and programmes have developed a wide array of tools to support these activities. Indeed, in 2005–08, research found that 50 out of 82 National Societies had carried out structured public-awareness and education activities on disaster reduction, 38 per cent of which were connected to children and schools. But there was no source for an overview of all these different types of work, no synthesis of good practices, and no means for sharing this wealth of experience.

Download: Public awareness and public education for disaster risk reduction: a guide

Publication date: 01/06/2011

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National Societies
Disaster management, Disaster risk reduction
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Guidance note, Report