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 15:29 — 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 9:30 — 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 community in being better prepared!

 

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Added by Justin Sharpe on May 16, 2011 at 10:17 — 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 Actions’.



In anticipation, UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on May 13, 2011 at 9:00 — 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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