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Infographic of research

I wanted to show my PhD research findings in an easily digestible and accessible manner, so I created this infographic:…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on October 4, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Silly Timmy Disaster Comic - Bahasa Malaysian

The original versions of these are almost four years old now, but after some being translated into major European languages that are spoken globally I wanted to be inclusive of other languages. This relies on meeting the right people and for this I relied on my good friend Hayat Ibrahim who translated here into Bahasa Malaysian language!  I am including the first 15 below, with hopefully more to come soon. As ever I am thankful and appreciate he kindness of others in giving…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on October 2, 2017 at 7:22pm — No Comments

How to communicate better to stop disasters occurring

I have read an interesting blog written by Robert Glasser from UNISDR, with the WCDRR coming up in Cancun. I agree with many of the points made, and would like to see more culturally appropriate community/family led and oriented DRR communication and learning projects given more credence and attention. My research with #CERT and #Listos in the US is showing that these can have a more significant impact on long term cognition, behaviour sand action towards disaster risk and response.…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on May 15, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Silly Timmy Disaster Comic in Italian

Today we have Silly Timmy disaster comic strips (episodes 1-15 in Italian).  Translation today, is courtesy of Lorenzo Guadagno. THANK YOU! Grazie mille!

For now, please enjoy and as always, Artwork by John A Abbott of Jot Studios while stories and montages by Justin Sharpe from edu4drrr. Sharing is free as long as…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on March 17, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

YOGYAKARTA – VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS, BURIED TREASURE AND THE SEARCH FOR COMMUNITY RESILIENCE.

A year ago I travelled to Indonesia to attend a workshop on culture and disaster risk reduction. This is my story....

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Added by Justin Sharpe on February 18, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Silly Timmy em Português

Today we have a Silly Timmy comic strip (episodes 1-15 in Portuguese) this is fantastic as there are approximately 260 million speakers globally, of which about 215 million are native speakers. This includes:  AngolaBrazilCape…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on February 1, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Silly Timmy in Spanish / en Español

Not much of an introduction needed for the comic strip. The following Silly Timmy Disaster Comics have been translated into Spanish by Ruben Gonzales, so a big THANK YOU! As always, Artwork by John A Abbott of Jot Studios and stories and montages by Justin Sharpe from…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on January 31, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Silly Timmy in French Silly Timmy en Français

Last week saw the introduction of the Silly Timmy Disaster Comic strip in German, now this week we have French with thanks to Maya Schaerer (a long time member of edu4drr.org) for the translation. I hope to be adding more as time goes on and as they become…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on January 30, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Silly Timmy Disaster comic in German - or - Dummer Timmy Auf Deutsch!

Silly Timmy in German! Not a great deal to say apart from to thank Thorsten Ulbich for his efforts. Here are the first 15 and I will add the rest as I get them. I will also include a link to the PowerPoint file too!

As always, Artwork by John A Abbott of Jot Studios and stories and montages by Justin Sharpe from edu4drrr. Sharing is…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on January 27, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Processes and outcomes from CERT Training,related to Transformative Learning and Social Learning

So after visiting CERT in Santa Barbara, having generated some 80,000 words of transcription, imported into MaxQDA for coding, then coded there is still an overwhelming amount of data. So I wanted to visualise how CERT training enabled TL phases to be triggered and then associating that to the…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on January 26, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Disaster Aware and Prepare Curriculum for Primary School

I have added this as a blog as well as being accessible from  he menu bar as I am able to see page views and therefore see if the resources are being used! If you plan to use or have used any of the resources, do please comment below the resources! The resources have been designed to be used in a setting where sheets…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on January 5, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Introducing Extreme Event Game

Extreme Event game is just the ticket to give your group a taste of what it takes to build community resilience in the face of disaster. Players work together to make decisions and solve problems during an engaging, fast-paced disaster simulation. 

You just need 1 hour, 12-48 players (age 14+), and some game materials that you download online totally FREE. There are three disaster scenarios available and it’s a great activity for…

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Added by Anne Johnson on January 4, 2017 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Government Response to Flooding in UK - MP's take similar position to that outlined in my paper.

This morning I noted the following article on The Guardian website:



"Government failing to protect communities at risk of flooding", MPs say http://gu.com/p/4kjb3



Below is my response with a link to the paper that outlines my resetach in more detail:



The need for a more ideal response from government, rather than the idea of response is what may be required. I recently pointed this out in a journal article in which I argue… Continue

Added by Justin Sharpe on June 9, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Working Paper on developing transformative learning for disaster resilience.

Transformation is a term widely used in resilience thinking as a form of response to living with disaster risks. Key to enabling resilience is adaptability, itself a learned concept and practice. Transformative Learning may be a way of unlocking small and large changes in cognition, attitudes and behaviours towards disaster risk while the experience itself may allow for requisite competencies and efficacy outcomes that allow learners to learn to be flexible and adaptable in the face of…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on October 15, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Social Learning in the emBRACE Framework

For the past four years project emBRACe (Building Resilience amongst communities in Europe) has been attempting to unpack what resilience means to a variety of communities. This includes individuals, groups, villages, towns, cities and nationally. Organisational structure, learning and flexibility were examined alongside the individual resilience in order to allow communities to evolve and adapt to the threats the may face from a variety of hazards.…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on September 9, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Survey for disaster prevention managers or first responders

As you may know, I am carrying out research for my PhD, which is related to Transformational Learning. This is said to occur when learners are faced with difficulties which may have occurred via the training or learning experience being offered. I am interested in this as I believe it may open the door to learning that can be maintained over longer periods of time. I have carried out narrative inquiry interviews with Community Emergency Response Teams in the USA, as this is a type of…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on July 22, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

URGENT and PRACTICAL help for Nepal

I have just spent a couple of hours mapping a grid area in Nepal, so First Responders and Rescuers know here 

to look and how to get there...especially important in rural areas. Using my laptop I have mapped tracks, footpaths and residential buildings as many main…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on April 26, 2015 at 12:07am — No Comments

Applications Invited for International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage in Kyoto

Applications are invited for 10th International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. Deadline for application is 9th April 2015. Further details and application forms can be accessed from the following website:-

http://www.rits-dmuch.jp/en/project/itc_2015.html

Added by Rohit Jigyasu on March 14, 2015 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Edu4DRR's Silly Timmy comic to be recognised at WCDRR

Just an update on the edu4drr comic strip. Following pilot project in Tehran and development with UNESCO Pakistan, the use of the comic as a form of novel and creative media has been recognised by the BBC, GNDR, Netherlands Red Cross and UNISDR and will be shownalong with other projects at a side event next week at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Thank you for your submission to the initiative: “Media and communication for Disaster Risk Reduction: Showcasing…
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Added by Justin Sharpe on March 14, 2015 at 12:16am — No Comments

My presentation as part of a workshop on Transformative Learning

Today I made a facilitated a 90 minute workshop on Transformative Learning for enabling adaptation and initiating change for resilience building in disaster threatened communities. This was for the Intergrated Resilience Learning group. The presentation below positions what is meant by Transformational Learning as well as an examination of the process, potential barriers as well as what facilitators and learners may need to do in order for TL to occur. Click on the image below to view the…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on March 3, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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Infographic of research

Posted by Justin Sharpe on October 4, 2017 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

I wanted to show my PhD research findings in an easily digestible and accessible manner, so I created this infographic:…

Continue

Silly Timmy Disaster Comic - Bahasa Malaysian

Posted by Justin Sharpe on October 2, 2017 at 7:22pm 0 Comments

The original versions of these are almost four years old now, but after some being translated into major European languages that are spoken globally I wanted to be inclusive of other languages. This relies on meeting the right people and for this…

Continue

How to communicate better to stop disasters occurring

Posted by Justin Sharpe on May 15, 2017 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

I have read an interesting blog written by Robert Glasser from UNISDR, with the WCDRR coming up in Cancun. I agree with many of the points made, and would like to see more culturally appropriate community/family led and oriented DRR communication…

Continue

Silly Timmy Disaster Comic in Italian

Posted by Justin Sharpe on March 17, 2017 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Today we have Silly Timmy disaster comic strips (episodes 1-15 in Italian).  Translation today, is courtesy of Lorenzo Guadagno. THANK YOU! Grazie mille!

For now, please enjoy and as always, Artwork by John…

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