Cultures of Disaster Resilience among children and young people
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Young participants from the project, After Fukushima: Working with Children to Build Community Resilience, were involved in a presentation at the 17th Dialogue Meeting convened by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) in Date City, Fukushima, Japan. The Fukushima Dialogue Meetings were initiated in autumn 2011 by the ICRP and are held several times[…]
Children’s perception of risk, hazards, vulnerability and resilience have been explored in participatory workshops led by our CUIDAR partner Save the Children, Italy. Now, perhaps more than ever, the perspectives of children on these matters are vital. In total, 649 children and young people have been consulted either in a school or a youth group[…]
Policymakers and practitioners attending a high-level EU resilience conference found themselves making 3-D models of their disaster experiences in the ‘Flood Suitcase’ workshop run by CUIDAR members from Lancaster University. Alison Lloyd Williams and Maggie Mort introduced innovative methods used at Lancaster to explore children’s experiences of disaster at the EDUCEN Conference, March 2017 in[…]
by Alison Lloyd Williams, Lancaster University I’ve just returned from a two-month research fellowship in Fukushima, Japan and have been asked to write about the work I have been doing there. Funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, this project built on our Children, Young People and Flooding project and connects with[…]
A few thoughts from Maggie who visited one of the sites of the recent Italian earthquake. The first thing that hits you when you approach Amatrice is how beautiful it is. Hosted by Save the Children Italy, I arrive on a still, sunny day – the mountains almost surround the place and the air seems so[…]
Families with children were particularly vulnerable to the earthquake that struck the Amatrice area in central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday 24th August. Rescue and response to this major disaster are currently the primary focus, but the country’s civil protection authorities will soon be considering the recovery process and future preparedness measures. And this[…]
In April this year the Portuguese CUIDAR team carried out its first set of consultations with children in a primary school in the centre of Lisbon. Two 4th grade classes (children between 9 and 10 years old) were chosen to pilot the workshop scheme. In the first session, children watched a short video about climate[…]
Alison Lloyd Williams recently presented a paper ‘The Flood Project: a Children’s Manifesto for Change’ at the conference Children and Young People in a Changing World: Action, Agency and Participation held at Liverpool Hope University on 23-24 June 2016. The event was attended by a diverse range of colleagues including academics and practitioners working with children and young people[…]
Children and young people’s participation in disaster management is still a young and emerging field…..
The CUIDAR team recently completed a scoping review of disaster policy, practice and projects for what they say, or do not say, about children and young people. Led by colleagues at the Open University of Catalonia, all CUIDAR partners contributed by searching relevant policy and practice reports in members’ countries (Greece, Spain, Italy, UK and[…]
Marion and Maggie from the Lancaster team, and CUIDAR partners Magda from University of Thessaly and Israel from Open University of Catalonia attended a very timely joint (POP-ALERT and TACTIC) conference in Brussels on disaster preparedness and resilience training. A range of fascinating presentations about crisis preparation, risk and resilience can now be downloaded from[…]