May 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Edu4DRR mobile app for Android and iPhone

Dear colleagues of Edu4DRR,

In an effort to continue to provide a great service and share the latest Edu4DRR blog news, videos and more, I have been experimenting with a mobile app services. I am providing a link to paste into you mobile phone browser here or you can use the image below with your camera phone bar code reader to go to the mobile site. Although you can access Edu4DRR with…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on May 24, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

CDC in USA gives advice about what to do in case of zombie attack!

Get A Kit, Make A Plan, Be Prepared. emergency.cdc.gov In an effort to highlight emergency preparedness in general, the US Centre for Disease Control has set up a page offering advice about what to do in case of a zombie attack, which is of course being tweeted about and written about in blogs such as this one as well as zooming around the Twitterverse! I think it is a great idea as it gets… Continue

Added by Justin Sharpe on May 21, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Great for kindergarten age children! Alert Rabbit DRRE Resources from Save the Children - in English and Thai!

Here is a great resource I found on Save the Children Website. It is also available in Thai, where it was carried out as an education project and would certainly be a lot of fun to carry out with very young children who make puppet shows as well as maps and go-bags and seems to be a great way of involving the whole…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on May 16, 2011 at 10:17am — No Comments

Beyond School Books - Podcast by UNICEF with one of our members!

The Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction – a forum that brings together stakeholders and experts committed to reducing disaster risk worldwide – gathered this week in Geneva. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Invest Today for a Safer Tomorrow - Increase Investment in Local…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on May 13, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

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Seasonal forecast game

During this game players assume the role as farmers and are presented with a probabilistic forecast, for example: there is 40% chance that there will be drier than average conditions. Players have to make decisions based on this information and will see the consequences of their decisions.The goal is to see how well each player can adjust their...

Introduction to industrial accidents: prevention, preparedness and response

The three-hour module Introduction to Industrial Accidents: prevention, preparedness and response aims to raise awareness about industrial accidents in order to strengthen the capacity of government, industry and civil society. With an improved understanding of what constitutes an 'industrial accident', participants will be better able to...

Picturing Resilience Intervention (PRI)

The Picturing Resilience Intervention (PRI) is a group intervention designed to promote resilience and coping skills among youth following a disaster, community crisis, or other challenges resulting from the usual stresses of daily life. PRI blends Photovoice, a community participatory action method, with additional skill-building activities in order...

Handbook on disability and disaster risk reduction

This handbook is part of the project ‘Strengthening of emergency response capabilities with emphasis on differently abled people’ launched by Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA). As people with disabilities (PWD) are highly vulnerable to various kinds of disasters/emergencies, this project is designed...

Mainstreaming DRR and CCA into development process at local level

This handbook was developed with the aim to equip development practitioners from different line agencies and sectors in Sindh Province with knowledge and understanding on DRR and climate change adaptation (CCA) and the need for DRR interventions. The handbook provides overview of current development planning processes, DRR instruments (including institutional...

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Silly Timmy Disaster Comic in Russian - Неразумный Тимофей!

Posted by Justin Sharpe on February 26, 2018 at 7:30pm 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 2:30pm 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 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…

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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…

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