Disaster Risk Reduction
UNICEF works to develop the capacities of teachers and principals to contribute to climate change and disaster risk reduction training plans in schools
The program aims at improving the perception of multiple disaster risks by training children and adolescents as agents of change, strengthening capacities and knowledge in the design of disaster risk reduction plans with educators and communities, increasing participation and advocacy spaces in their schools, families and communities, given the high vulnerability of the country to natural disasters, as well as knowledge management.
UNICEF works on building capacities of teachers and principals to contribute to developing climate change and disaster risk reduction training plans in schools. Likewise, UNICEF promotes the strengthening of capacities and advocacy for the participation of children and adolescents in the design and implementation of risk reduction training plans at the school level.
To this end, UNICEF focuses on knowledge management through the creation of contextualized teaching materials and instruments about disaster risk reduction methodologies for children and adolescents so they have better training in disaster management.
Communication for Development becomes essential then to raise awareness and train children, adolescents and their families, as well as to promote their participation in local disaster risk reduction and environmental protection plans.
By 2024, more than 24,000 children and adolescents from communities that are vulnerable to multiple risks will be trained to participate in disaster risk reductions plans in their communities in 16 municipalities from six provinces across the country.