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Silly Timmy - Turkish Language version!

Below are the first five of the Silly Timmy comic strip which Zeynep Turkmen very kindly (*THANK YOU*) translated! Enjoy! As I get more I will add to this page. I am currently (as of 10th December up to episode twenty-four in English, so if you want Silly Timmy in your language let me know...

 

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Added by Justin Sharpe on December 10, 2012 at 10:16 — No Comments

Here is Silly Timmy Disaster Comic Strip in its entirety. Come back for updates!

Okay here are the 'Silly Timmy' Comic strips featuring a 'Fairy Godmother' that rescue him from his scrapes...shame we don't all have one of these!

All the comics were created by me (Justin Sharpe) on an iPad using an App called Toon ToolKit (more information can be found here) while the characters were created by John A Abbott of Jot…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on December 2, 2012 at 17:30 — 5 Comments

Saritsa Foundation celebrated International Disaster Reduction Day from 1 to 13 October 2012

Saritsa Foundation celebrated International Disaster Reduction Day by organizing workshops for community groups at  International Day UDAIPUR, RAJASTHAN from 1 October to 13 October 2012. The focus of this year's for Disaster Reductions Celebration has been to sensitize equalization of opportunities to women and girls to  be resilient and identify the importance of safety culture. Saritsa Foundation advocates and practices People centered, People led and People owned Disaster risk reduction…

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Added by Colonel N M Verma on November 23, 2012 at 8:13 — No Comments

Using comic strips to get across a disaster preparedness

I am experimenting with using comic strips in order to generate interest in disaster preparedness. I have purposely decided on having a young girl in a wheel chair as my main protagonist, who is at first a little frightened about what to do in an earthquake, when the message is 'Drop, Cover and Hold On!' She comments in the first comic strip: 'If I do that in a wheelchair, I will end up on the floor!' There is an important message here about disaster preparedness with all sections of the…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on November 14, 2012 at 17:00 — 13 Comments

Getting through to your community - Top Seven Preparedness Tips that can be put into place now!



In order to engage with your community it is important that information given and exchanged is relevant, practical and manageable. How does one prepare for hazards such as hurricanes, storms and low frequency hazards such as earthquakes? The following blog lays these out and keeps it simple. These could be provided by one tip a day for each day of the week, or spending…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on November 11, 2012 at 17:07 — No Comments

International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage

Please note that application for the course has been extended to 31 May 2012. Details are available at http://www.ritsumei-gcoe.jp/heritagerisknet.dmuch/itc/index.html

Added by Rohit Jigyasu on May 15, 2012 at 5:34 — No Comments

Which countries visit Edu4DRR most?

As a geographer I was intrigued as to where our visitors and users of Edu4DRR come from, so I made this list! With flags too! Do we need groups for the more popular countries? What do you think?

 United Kingdom (GB) 734…
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Added by Justin Sharpe on March 26, 2012 at 17:57 — No Comments

Children of the Tsunami

This beautifully made documentary investigates children's experiences of the Japanese tsunami and nuclear disaster. It will be of real interest to anyone who works in the field of child-centred disaster risk reduction. The children articulate their experiences with great insight and in doing so, they further challenge the notion that children are passive victims of disaster who must rely on adults to speak for them. Of particular interest, is the children's desire to take what they have…

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Added by Briony on March 13, 2012 at 3:42 — No Comments

School board apologizes for tsunami death

The following news story has come from NHK, the Japanese TV station which broadcasts via satellite in English, but is an important step and a warning about the dangers of ignoring safety messages!

The education board in Ishinomaki City, northeastern Japan has admitted responsibility and apologized for the large number of deaths among students at the Okawa Elementary School in last year's tsunami.



70 of the school's 108 students were killed in the March 11th…
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Added by Justin Sharpe on January 24, 2012 at 9:42 — No Comments

Training Course on Integrated Urban Disaster Risk Reduction (IUDRR) in New Delhi

Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) organizes International Training Course on Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction - IUDRR in New Delhi from 24 to 28 February 2012. Application Deadline is 13 February.

Visit: http://www.iihs.co.in/programmes/pwp/iudrr/feb2012/

Added by Rohit Jigyasu on January 14, 2012 at 14:30 — 2 Comments

New Resource in curriculum area with emphasis on experiential learning!

Adding a new curriculum guide for interactive teaching of DRR in Georgia, but could be applied in any classroom for younger students, most of lessons are aimed at grades 5-9 and the aim is for student participation and understanding rather than didactic teaching of curriculum, which is definitely a step forward.  What is most useful from the point of view of our members who…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on October 23, 2011 at 13:26 — No Comments

Blog Competition is BACK!!! Win a Limited edition Lego mini-figure!

It's B-A-C-K ! ! ! 

 

Add YOUR blog about what you have found to work in your school, college or organisation for disaster risk reduction and WIN! Post your…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on October 19, 2011 at 9:42 — No Comments

NEW RESOURCE: Why Don't People Prepare for and React to Earthquake Hazards?

This set of resources is aimed at students in the 14-19 age range. The first consists of a mp3 file which are the 911 calls taken at the time of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake. This is used as a starter to set the scene and to encourage students to listen to the calls which…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on October 4, 2011 at 13:00 — 5 Comments

Think, Pair, Share! Presentation to use if working with children and youth for IDRR Day!

I am going to be talking to 1500 students next week in school assembly about International DRR Day and how they can make a difference! I am including the PowerPoint and the files that you would need to show the video clips. 

 

 

This is the PowerPoint file: Sharpe_IDRR_Day.ppt 

 

This is the youtube clip to link to from the file ( I…

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Added by Justin Sharpe on September 30, 2011 at 12:57 — 5 Comments

Applications invited for Short Professional Development Course "Towards Disaster Resilient Cities"

Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS); premier national education institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements is pleased to announce First Short Term Professional Development Course on Disaster Risk Management "Towards Disaster Resilient Cities" in Delhi from 17 to 21 October 2011.  Details of the course and application form can be downloaded at …

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Added by Rohit Jigyasu on August 16, 2011 at 14:57 — No Comments

Teacher Training for climate change

Below is an interview about a recent UNESCO project to involve teachers in education about climate change, including resilience. I would like to have a look at the materials that are to be delivered and see what occurs in the classroom and if this leads to any changes in lifestyle or not.



Teacher training in climate change education is in its infancy In advance of the tenth anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit (Rio+20), UNESCO is launching a Teacher Education Course on…
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Added by Justin Sharpe on July 20, 2011 at 10:20 — No Comments

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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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...

Instruction booklet on reducing the risks of earthquakes

This booklet, written in both Arabic and English, guides children on how to protect themselves in different earthquake scenarios, such as if they are in a vehicle or classroom. The booklet also provides information on facilitating a safe exit and reducing risks prior to earthquakes.

Imprex game

This game is about the use of forecasts to prevent flooding. Players work as commanders in a hydrological forecasting office, where they interact with colleagues to learn valuable risk information and gain insight into flood projections. Players must subsequently make risk management decisions, such as sending early warnings or issuing flood watches.

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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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