Children on the Frontline - Children and Young People in Disaster Risk Reduction

For the 2009 UN ISDR Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Civil Society around the world produced the unprecedented Views from the Frontline survey on Disaster Risk Reduction. The contribution of Plan and World Vision to this survey enabled the production of this child-focused report.
The findings of the survey see that children are, by and large, excluded from the activities that contribute to building the resilience of their local communities. Analysis leads to the argument that good governance is the foundation of DRR. The paper argues that governance and education (both formal and informal) are mutually reinforcing: an informed and motivated citizenry will ensure good governance on DRR, and good governance will thrive on the input of proactive citizens

Published 2011-05-09