This research will seek to generate evidence for promoting, and assessing, the participation of children in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in both Australia and Indonesia. Although the focus of the research will be children and young people, key adults who care for and work closely with children (parents, teachers and community leaders) and those involved in emergency management and policy decisions (emergency services, local and regional governments) will also be involved. The overall goal of the research is to improve the ability of communities to understand and communicate risk and contribute to improved disaster risk management as part of a resilient community, with a CC-DRR approach one of the centerpieces of that effort.
|2016||Journal Article||Child-centered disaster risk reduction: Can disaster resilience programs reduce risk and increase the resilience of children and households?. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management 31, (2016).|
Nearly one third of the world's population are children. However, much disaster management programming sees children as passive participants, leaving them out of the planning and decision making process.
Can children be agents of change through school-based education?