Links to various useful resources and tools:

1 – Education Policy: Comprehensive School Safety

Towards a culture of prevention: disaster risk reduction begins at school, good practices and lessons learned, UNISDR, Geneva, 2007

2 – School Disaster Management

School disaster reduction and readiness checklist, RISK RED, 2010

Disaster and emergency preparedness: guidance for schools, IFC, World Bank, 2010

School disaster response drills: models and templates, Risk Red, 2009

An investigation of best practices for evacuating and sheltering individuals with special needs and disabilities, National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, 2005

3 – Climate-Smart Disaster Risk Reduction Education

Family disaster plan, Risk RED, Turkey, 2005

Adaptation and localization – Guidelines for development of disaster risk reduction public education materials, Risk RED, 2008

What’s the plan Stan? A resource for teaching civil defence emergency management in schools, New Zealand Government, 2009

Disaster and emergency preparedness: activity guide for K-6th grade teachers, IFC, World Bank, 2010

Ready for Emergencies? Resilient Education Resources, Foghlam Alba Education Scotland website

Prep Rally Kit, Save the Children USA: Get Ready, Get Safe Initiative website


Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction for children and Facilitator’s note, Children in a Changing Climate (Annex I and II)

4 – Child-Centered and Child-Participatory Approaches

Children’s Charter: An Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction for Children by Children, PLAN International, 2010

Children and disaster risk reduction: taking stock and moving forward, UNICEF, 2009

Child Centered Disaster Risk Reduction Toolkit, PLAN INTERNATIONAL, 2010

Child-led disaster risk reduction: a practical guide, Save the Children International, 2007

Child-oriented participatory risk assessment and planning: a toolkit, Provention – ADPC, 2007

Children in Disasters – Games and Guidelines to engage youth in risk reduction, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2010

Better be prepared, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), ProVention Consortium, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

An Evidence-Based Practice Framework for Children’s Disaster Education, Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, 2015 (For Monitoring and Evaluation)

Child-Led Evaluation of the PPA programme in Cambodia, Plan International, UK Aid, 2015 (For Monitoring and Evaluation)

5 – Additional Resources

Action for the rights of children – resource pack, ARC, 2010

This comprehensive package for children’s rights contains seven foundation modules. Introductory slides provide an overview of the module. Each topic includes valuable training exercises and handouts. Particularly relevant are: Foundation Module 1,2,4,5,6 and Critical Issue 2 and 3.

10 Tips for How to Help Children Cope with Emergencies, Save the Children, 2012

Comprehensive School Safety: A Toolkit for Development and Humanitarian Actors in the Education Sector, Save the Children – UNICEF, 2012

PreventionWeb’s Educational Materials Collection (provided by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction).

The collection has more than 2000 items on disaster risk reduction and education

InterAgency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), Key Thematic Issues:

An extensive collection of Spanish language materials is also available, through Centro Regional de Información sobre Desastres América Latina y El Caribe (CRID) – Educación y gestión del riesgo.

6 – Terminology

UNISDR Terminology

Prevention Web Terminology