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Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies

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Zeynep M. Turkmen replied to Himadri Maitra's discussion Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies
"I am member of INEE MS Working Group as representative of Mavi Kalem Social Assistance and Charity Association (Mavi Kalem SACA). http://www.mavikalem.org/ Hi to all, INEE MS 2004 was translated to…"
Jul 6, 2011
Himadri Maitra replied to Himadri Maitra's discussion Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies
"Thanks for the information."
Mar 18, 2011
Elisheva Cohen replied to Himadri Maitra's discussion Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies
"The INEE Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery is the only global tool that articulates the minimum level of educational quality and access in emergencies through to recovery.  It was written in a highly…"
Mar 17, 2011
Justin Sharpe replied to Himadri Maitra's discussion Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies
"Thanks for adding this useful document on minimum standards! I hope that others follow your example and add resources for DRR in their own countries too!"
Mar 1, 2011
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Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies

Dear All, This is an INEE document.HimadriSee More
Feb 19, 2011
Himadri Maitra commented on Justin Sharpe's blog post URGENT - Cyclone Yasi - Advice for kids and families needed!
"Children may keep identity card with them, this would contain address and some particulars ( like blood group etc.)  of the child."
Feb 3, 2011
Justin Sharpe commented on Himadri Maitra's blog post Disaster management - awareness and preparedness in schools.
"Thanks for posting this Himadri! There are some very interesting ideas in this list as well as useful points for schools to be following."
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Disaster management - awareness and preparedness in schools.

Teachers training programme-Training on fire safetyDevelopment of coloring book for the primary sectionPreparation of School DM plans-Schools to prepare DM plans based on the hazard that they are vulnerable to.Steps for preparation of DM Plans• Sensitisation meeting for awareness of Teachers, School Management and students.• Formation of School Disaster Management CommitteeSocial Mapping - Schools- Class rooms in the school building- Laboratories- Play Ground- School Canteen- LibraryResource…See More
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Disaster risk, development and the environment

Disasters are not random and do not occur by accident. They are the convergence of hazards and vulnerable conditions. Disasters not only reveal underlying social, economic, political and environmental problems, but unfortunately contribute to worsening them. Such events pose serious challenges to development, as they erode hard-earned gains in terms of political, social and educational progress, as well as infrastructure and technological development. The Millennium Declaration recognizes the…See More
Jun 6, 2009

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Vulnerability Assessment : Meteorological records of the wind speed and the directions give the probability of the winds in the region. Past records and paths can give the pattern of occurrence for particular wind speeds. A hazard map will illustrate the areas vulnerable to the cyclone in any given year. It will be useful to estimate the severity of the cyclone and various damage intensities in the region. The map is prepared with data inputs of past climatological records, history of wind speed, frequency of flooding etc. List of most vulnerable villages based on past disasters and rainfall position should be prepared.

Land use control: It is designed so that least critical activities are placed in vulnerable areas. Location of settlements in the flood plains is utmost risk. Siting of key facilities must be marked in the land use.

Engineered Structures: Structures need to be built to withstand wind forces. Good site selection is also important. Majority of buildings in coastal areas are built with locally available materials and have no engineering inputs. Good constructions practice should be adopted.

Community Based Mitigation: Construction of cyclone resistant houses and strengthening of existing houses should be done through community participation. Local engineers and masons can take part in the construction of the buildings in their area and demonstrate to the people about disaster resistant construction methods. Multipurpose cyclone shelters should be used as schools or community centers in normal times. In case of cyclone or floods, community should take shelter in these designed buildings. The local communities will be responsible for the maintenance and management of these community shelters. Protection measures should be taken for the livestocks, the boats, fishing nets, household items and other possessions.

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Disaster management - awareness and preparedness in schools.

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 16:40 1 Comment

Teachers training programme

-Training on fire safety

Development of coloring book for the primary section

Preparation of School DM plans

-Schools to prepare DM plans based on the hazard that they are vulnerable to.

Steps for preparation of DM Plans

• Sensitisation meeting for awareness of Teachers, School Management and students.

• Formation of School Disaster Management Committee



Social Mapping - Schools

- Class rooms in the school… Continue

Disaster risk, development and the environment

Posted on June 6, 2009 at 15:44 2 Comments

Disasters are not random and do not occur by accident. They are the convergence of hazards and vulnerable conditions. Disasters not only reveal underlying social, economic, political and environmental problems, but unfortunately contribute to worsening them. Such events pose serious challenges to development, as they erode hard-earned gains in terms of political, social and educational progress, as well as infrastructure and technological development. The Millennium Declaration recognizes the… Continue

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At 11:06 on April 13, 2009, Justin Sharpe said…
By the way, to upload your photo select MY PAGE from the top menu bar.
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At 10:53 on April 3, 2009, Justin Sharpe said…
Himadri,
Welcome to the edu4drr network! Please add some detail about what you do to contribute to education for disaster prevention in the capacity of an educator or teacher! Remember that this network is for sharing skills, knowledge and resources towards this aim!
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Family disaster plan activity book

This child-friendly activity book guides children through knowing and reducing their dangers, preparing and planning for emergencies, and learning response and coping skills. The Family Disaster Plan is based around 3 themes: 1) knowing about your dangers 2) reducing your dangers and 3) being prepared to respond in case of hazard impact. These are the...

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Picturing Resilience Intervention (PRI)

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