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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 20:00 — No Comments

Ask an Expert Session on Preventionweb

Expert of the Week for 25 to 31 August 2014 will answer questions on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage. Those interested can visit the following link:-

http://www.preventionweb.net/askexpert/session/39018

Added by Rohit Jigyasu on August 22, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Edu4DRR in the last year

Dear members of Edu4DRR,

Did you know that the Edu4DRR twitter feed is the second most influential at DRR in the WORLD! According twitterland we are more relevant than UNISDR! Do you follow us?

Follow us:

Tweets by @edu4drr

WE HAVE MISSED YOU!

If you have not visited for a time because of work commitments, then now is the time to renew your acquaintance with us!…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on July 10, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Using comic strips to communicate disaster risk

Yesterday I gave a presentation to a joint STREVA (Strengthening Risk in Volcanic Areas) and EWF (Earthquakes Without Frontiers) as part of the Increasing Resilience to Natural Hazards initiative at University College London - the picture to the left! In order to engage…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on July 10, 2014 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

Silly Timmy adapted for use in Pakistan



As you are probably aware, I created a comic aimed at helping younger children learn about appropriate behaviour and actions, before during and after disaster events called Silly Timmy. It was first published through here and on Facebook and has been translated into other languages, including Turkish, Indonesian and Fijian. It was also adapted and used as part…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on March 30, 2014 at 17:58 — No Comments

Applications invited forr International Training Course on DRM of Cultural Heritage

Applications are invited for the International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage organized by the Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University in collaboration with UNESCO, ICCROM and ICOMOS. The course will take place in Kyoto, Kobe and Tohoku, Japan from 6th to 22nd September 2014. Application form and other details can be downloaded from…

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Added by Rohit Jigyasu on March 14, 2014 at 22:43 — No Comments

'Use of comic strips to teach kindergarten children about earthquakes' paper in Disaster Management and Prevention Journal

The 'Silly Timmy' comic strip developed on this site by me were used in a pilot study in Tehran, Iran just over a year ago in an attempt to assess the possibilities of using in wide educational contexts. The research and it's findings are published at: http://bit.ly/1oIoLwW in Disaster Management and Prevention. It's authors are myself (Justin Sharpe) and long time member of Edu4DRR.org, Dr Yasamin Izadkhah. The abstract for the paper us included… Continue

Added by Justin Sharpe on February 17, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Saritsa Foundation Equalizes Opportunities for DRR to School Children and Community Groups at Goa in December 2013.

Saritsa Foundation in its continues endeavors towards imparting Life Saving Education to minimize losses of lives and property in disasters. 

Saritsa Foundation imparted knowledge and practical training with mock drills, as well as for preparing of search and rescue teams with needed equipment to about 1700 school teachers, school children groups (including a group of disabled children) of 70 schools…

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Added by Colonel N M Verma on January 10, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Sharing Saritsa Foundation With Humbleness - I Receiving Global Award - Karamveer Puraskar.

KARAMVEER PURUSH KAR (GLOBAL AWARD) TO COLONEL N M VERMA

 I have pleasure to share with you that in recognition of my humble contribution for Life Saving Education to people to protect lives and means of livelihood in disasters in past 14 years, I have been approved by the Jury of The International Confederation…

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Added by Colonel N M Verma on January 10, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Using multimedia tools to engage learners in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Prevention at all ages.

I recently gave a virtual presentation to a forum called 'Time to Teach' at Saint-Petersburg university of management and economics. It was an interesting experience as I had all two weeks notice to put together a presentation on how learners of all ages can be engaged in DRR via the use of multimedia. This allowed me to showcase some of the material on edu4drr as well as the Silly Timmy comic which was first seen on this…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on November 5, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

Radio Adverts for educational purposes regarding DRR

A few years ago ( three or four) I contributed to the creation of a number of earthquake safety and preparedness radio adverts for use on Uzbek national radio. The adverts appeared in both Uzbek and Russian and it was decided to have different languages for use with different children. My idea and subsequent script was to base the advice (it was for earthquakes) around a…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on August 30, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Using Vine to get across disaster preparedness and safety

For those of you who don't know or are unsure what it is 'Vine' is an App that can be downloaded and used on iOS or Android smartphones. Vine is a mobile service that lets you create and share short looping videos. Videos you post to Vine will appear on your Vine profile and the timelines of your Vine followers. Posts can also be shared to Twitter or Facebook. You sign up for an account (I used my twitter account as it is connected then for letting our 3000 follows know what I…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on August 23, 2013 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

DRR in school Curricular - Fighting to be heard

I have just come across this  interesting document addressing curricular based DRR - DRR_in_school_curricular.pdf . This site has DRR curricular developed for secondary school students which uses resources such as my…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on July 17, 2013 at 14:21 — No Comments

qualification of teachers to teach disaster management in school

Inclusion of disaster management in curricula is in discussion but there is no discussion on the teachers qualification to teach disaster management . CBSE schools in India Disaster Management subject is included from 2005, but I did not find any guideline or minimum qualification of a teacher to teach disaster management to students .if anyone knows please share

Added by Prof. Aruna Gajbhiye on July 13, 2013 at 18:11 — No Comments

The Fifth Nation-Wide “Earthquake and Safety” Drill in Iranian Kindergartens

The following drill report was sent in by Edu4DRR member, Yasamin, Izadkhah and provides a synopsis of a drill that takes place yearly in Iran as part of earthquake safety measures:

The Fifth nation-wide “Earthquake and Safety” drill was held on May 8, 2013, with the cooperation of the International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on May 20, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Deadline for Receiving Applications

Dear All
The Deadline for receiving applications for the International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage in Kyoto, Kobe and Tohoku is 20 May 2013. Application form can be downloaded from the link below
http://www.rits-dmuch.jp/en/project/itc_2013.html

Added by Rohit Jigyasu on May 10, 2013 at 4:29 — No Comments

8th International Training Program on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage

Applications are invited for the 8th International Training Programme on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage organized by Rits-DMUCH from 7 to 21 September 2013 in Kyoto, Kobe and Tohoku, Japan. Application Deadline is 20 May 2013.

For details visit http://www.rits-dmuch.jp/en/project/itc_2013.html

Added by Rohit Jigyasu on March 25, 2013 at 3:30 — No Comments

Teaching Fire Safety for people with disabilities







I am attaching a guide for teaching fire safety for people with disabilities that includes information about how to teach people with hearing and sight impairments as well as physical or mental impairments! The impetus is on engaging with differently abled people in a way that focuses on their responsibility as community members where possible while providing…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on March 8, 2013 at 8:12 — 1 Comment

Silly Timmy Disaster Comic in Farsi Iranian

Although I have written 49 of these comics now, many others have been kindly translating for use locally. The latest of these carried out by Yasamin Izadkhah (*THANK YOU*) is in Farsi Iranian and twelve of these are laid out below. The first one was originally number 15 in my series, but was thought to be of use as an introduction for use with kindergarten students (aged 6). I think they look fantastic! NOTE: To see them in more detail, please click on the images and then on the back button…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on January 7, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

Silly Timmy in Indonesian

ere are the first eight of Silly Timmy in Indonesian, more will follow:

Episode One:

 

Episode Two:

Episode Three:…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on December 10, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

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Take care toolkit

Take Care is a European-wide project aiming to enhance the resilience of children and young people to disasters, and enable disaster responders to meet children and young people’s needs more effectively. The programme is based on the belief that collaborating with children and communities will help build children’s resilience and...

I am safe. We are safe: A children's guidebook to our rights to survive, adapt to and recover from emergencies and disasters

This guidebook is intended for boys and girls aged 10 to 17 years old and will teach children their rights, specifically in situations of emergency and disaster, and will help children participate in reducing the dangers they face.The illustrations will help children learn what they can do, and what should be done for them by their parents, teachers,...

MyCoast New South Wales study: Teachers study guide

In 2019, the University of New South Wales commissioned a study titled 'MyCoast NSW study: New South Wales community perceptions of coastal erosion and inundation'. It was used to create a study guide designed to assist teachers to engage students in the complex task of defining coastal communities and understanding social aspects relating...

Structural hazards

This lesson introduces students to some of the basic concepts behind structural hazards in the context of earthquakes. Many cities have a variety of building sizes, shapes, architectural styles, and materials. This lesson covers the basic ideas concerning how structures respond to earthquakes using a tabletop exercise and three hands-on activities....

Landslide hazards

In this lesson, students learn about earthquake-induced landslides and the associated hazards, and how and why landslides occur. In addition, students discuss steps they can take to reduce landslide hazards. This lesson begins with a tabletop exercise to simulate a complex situation with multiple possible responsesbefore the students have obtained all...

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Silly Timmy Disaster Comic in Russian - Неразумный Тимофей!

Posted by Justin Sharpe on February 26, 2018 at 19:30 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…

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Infographic of research

Posted by Justin Sharpe on October 4, 2017 at 14:30 0 Comments

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

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Silly Timmy Disaster Comic - Bahasa Malaysian

Posted by Justin Sharpe on October 2, 2017 at 19:22 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…

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How to communicate better to stop disasters occurring

Posted by Justin Sharpe on May 15, 2017 at 14:30 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…

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