November 2008 Blog Posts (2)

FEMA Launches Children-In-Disasters Initiative With IAEM, Save The Children but misses the point

An initiative to beintroduced by FEMA and Save the children to reduce their vulnerabilities in the event of a disaster has been launched, but fails to really hit the mark in my opinion. An extract published below from the press statement sounds rather grand, but is disappointing as it does not recognise the capacities of children in any way:



WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is teaming up with the…
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Added by Justin Sharpe on November 18, 2008 at 11:30 — 3 Comments

The Shake Out Research Team Blog

To all on the shake out research team! This is where we can all add to the blog while we are here in Los Angeles for the shakeout. Below is some of my impressions of what we have seen and done so far!



On monday we took part in certificated training for a multi hazards approach to school emergencies. I found this a VERY useful experience, especially the table top exercise, but would like to have seen more school teachers at the event. I also believe that for any exercise and… Continue

Added by Justin Sharpe on November 12, 2008 at 17:51 — 1 Comment

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Full Collection on Children and Disasters Now Available

Posted by Justin Sharpe on September 6, 2019 at 13:44 0 Comments

This collection, made possible with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focuses on…

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The story of Silly Timmy Disaster Comic - What happened next?

Posted by Justin Sharpe on August 17, 2019 at 13:57 0 Comments



An initial comic strip was developed that could be used either in newspapers or via the Internet to help younger children access DRR messages. 52 episodes of the comic strip were completed and initially distributed on the edu4drr.org…

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Tackling Systemic climate risks - Some possible approaches

Posted by Justin Sharpe on July 22, 2019 at 8:30 0 Comments

This blog post outlines some of the issues of systemic climate risk, possible approaches to dealing with it that aren't necessarily being utilised (around learning that is meaningful and actionable) and is driven from my knowledge and…

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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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