Disaster education for children is a key priority in reducing the impacts of natural hazards. The child-centred disaster
risk reduction (CC-DRR) approach is becoming increasingly popular, but rigorous empirical research on efficacy and implementation is scarce. This project is developing a research program to chart CC-DRR progress and identify policy-practice-research gaps and challenges. Key project objectives are:
• Understanding if CC-DRR programs are effective.
• Ensuring programs are stakeholder supported and evidence-based.
• Understanding if programs produce cost-effective outcomes and are able to be scaled up sustainably at schools, at the community level and in emergency management policy.