Disaster Risk Reduction for Teachers course, 24 - 28 August 2015, Tuhelj, Republic of Croatia
Following the success of the 2014 Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for Teachers course, Croatia once again contributed to the DPPI SEE Disaster Management Training Programme with a follow-up 2015 course on the same subject. The course was prepared and hosted by the Croatian National Protection and Rescue Directorate (NPRD).
DRR for Teachers Course was attended by 14 participants from 8 DPPI SEE member states (Albania, Bosna and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and, Slovenia) and with facilitation from Croatia (6 facilitators from NPRD, UNICEF and Croatian Red Cross).
The course focused on how to include risk reduction in school curricula with basics on disaster risk reduction concepts and guidance, including the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The course aimed to relate participants’ newly acquired knowledge of disaster risk reduction in practical terms to their day-to-day work with children. The course also enabled participants to apply practice to a case study that further resulted in DRR inclusive lectures at the end of the course. Participants were divided into four groups (Outbreak, Twister, Avalanche and Volcano) and were given a task to come up with a way of including DRR related topics into geography curricula. Block/presentation evaluation was conducted on a daily basis by participants and on the last day of the course participants completed a final course evaluation form.
Conclusions& recommendations resulting from the facilitators’ meeting held at the end of the course, including the more detailed information about the course, can be found in the “Event Report_DRR for Teachers_2015”.