Disaster Risk Management Education

Latin America and the Caribbean is a diverse region, where potentially destructive natural and socio-natural hazards occur. Earthquakes, storms, tsunamis, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions, among other disasters, create high levels of risk. This is amplified by vulnerable conditions and lack of spaces for social participation in development processes.

The integration of disaster risk management in the education sector is crucial in order to increase awareness of the effects and causes of disasters. Schools that take action to manage risks contribute to a culture of prevention, which is essential in the sustainable development process of countries. Indeed, it reduces disaster risks and strengthens the capacities of the most vulnerable communities to respond to emergencies.

When a disaster occurs, education restores everyday life and gives people hope for the future, in addition to helping satisfy basic humanitarian needs and transmit essential messages that promote security and well-being. OREALC/UNESCO Santiago, together with other offices in the region and cooperation agencies, works with countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to support awareness-raising, mobilization and commitment processes.

Emergencies: ed resources


September 25, 2018 -Staff from the Municipality of Valparaíso (Chile) begin Human Rights and Disaster Risk Reduction training
The three-month diploma is organized by the Henry Dunant Foundation for Latin America and the Municipality of Valparaíso. It benefits from the support that the Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago) offers to local governments in Chile.

National and international experts meet in Chile for International workshop on forest fires in Biosphere Reserves

Learning and recovering in emergency situations: Launch of support guides for the educational sector


Publications from the project "Comunidad de cuidado de curso y fortalecimiento socioemocional" (Chile) Teachers & Disaster Risk Management Education

Prizes & Commemorations


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