Building disaster resilience from school level: A case study in thua thien hue province, central Vietnam

Tong ThiMyThi, Rajib Shaw

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Abstract

The role of schools in contributing to enhanced disaster resilience for community is being widely recognized. In particular, school play in inevitable part in linking knowledge to action and bringing to appropriate future decision-making. In this regard, this study developed a methodology to measure the level of disaster resilience at school level. The school disaster resilience assessment (SDRA) is a combination of climate disaster resilience indexes and the 16 tasks of Hyogo Framework for Action designed for education. It looks at five dimensions namely physical, human resource, institutional, external relationship, and natural conditions. SDRA is expected to provide schools with a potential way to prioritize needs and actions in order to manage the internal and external resources effectively in responding to disaster. Besides, utilization of SDRA results in policy making and planning could lead to the enhanced implementation of DRR education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-206
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Disaster Research
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Central Vietnam
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Education
  • School

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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