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Children's Action for Disaster Risk Reduction 2012. Views from Children in Asia

Children's Action for Disaster Risk Reduction 2012. Views from Children in Asia
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). October 2012
  • The Asia Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) Declaration adopted in Incheon in 2010 recognized "the need to protect women, children and other vulnerable groups from the disproportionate impacts of disaster and to empower them to promote resiliency within their communities and workplaces". The aim of this publication is to provide children and youth in Asia a platform to report on progress made towards these commitments from their own point of view. This publication seeks to document the perspective of children from seven Asia countries on how disasters and climate change affects their lives and their rights. It highlights their views on what they believe their role can be in addressing disaster risk and climate change in their community and what they are expecting from their government, NGOs and the private sector. By presenting their own experiences of participating in disaster risk reduction activities, it aims to highlight the capacity of children in order to inspire other children and youth, as well as encourage local governments, NGOs, and the private sector to support child-centered community risk reduction and climate change adaptation.
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, Pacific Islands, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam
  • Main themes: Children, Climate change, Disaster prevention, Education, Floods, Livelihoods, Resilience, Risk management, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups, Youth
  • Main target audience: Community, Community project officers, Governments, Local governments, Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Policy makers, Private sector, Youth
  • Main purpose: Advocacy, Awareness raising
  • Type of resource: Good practices, Key messages, Lessons learned
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Published in 2015