Mayeda Rashid

PhD student
Mayeda Rashid

Growing up in a small village in Bangladesh, Mayeda has had first hand experience with a lack of disaster preparedness as her village frequently dealt with floods. “I have a passion for children, I’ve always wanted to work with them while studying disaster risk reduction,” Mayeda says.

Fifty three children were involved in the first phase of Mayeda’s research, where they were involved in designing an education program through focus group discussions. “The program has been designed by children. They know what they want to learn and how they want to learn,” Mayeda says. “Children want to share their learning with their friends and family members, which is really important because of the large number of children who do not attend school in Bangladesh.” Mayeda has also been working with practitioners from both government and non-government organisations in Bangladesh to better understand what their needs are for effective disaster education.

She piloted her program in her home village in Bangladesh, Tarua. Mayeda has presented her research findings at the CRC’s Research Forum in 2018, as well as a Three Minute Thesis at Research Driving Change – Showcase 2017. She has also authored a chapter on child centred disaster risk reduction in Education in Times of Environmental Crisis: Teaching Children to be Agents of Change, published in 2016

Student project

In proposing a shift from children as passive victims of natural disasters to children as agents of change for their own well-being and the development of their communities, child-centred disaster risk reduction has emerged as a distinctive rights-based approach to disaster risk reduction. It has become increasingly popular amongst development agencies around the world. But rigorous empirical research on the efficacy of the approach is scarce. This study will investigate the achievements and challenges of child-centred disaster risk reduction.
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27 Aug 2019
This study aims to conduct rigorously designed research on disaster resilience education for...
Teacher facilitated child-centred disaster resilience education program: a participatory action research study in Bangladesh
18 Sep 2018
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Teacher-delivered child-centred disaster resilient education program for children
29 Jun 2017
This PhD Project involves a cross-cultural study on disaster resilience education for children...
Child-centred disaster risk reduction: a holistic, rights-based conceptual framework
12 Aug 2016
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An Evidence-Based Practice Framework for Children's Disaster Education
18 Aug 2015
Disaster education for children has been identified as a key stragety for increasing disaster...
Children and Youth in Disasters: A Co-Produced Program of Research
18 Aug 2015
Children represent the most vulnerable demographic group in disasters.  The world health...
Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction: Achievements, Challenges, and Scope
18 Aug 2015
Child centred-disaster risk reduction (CC-DRR) is  defined as disaster risk reduction measures for...

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