Country results from the “More education, less risk” sub-regional contest
The competition sought to encourage participation of secondary school students in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in risk reduction processes.
The names of the institutions that have won the sub-regional contest “More education, less risk” have been announced in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Perú. The schools will receive a contribution from UNESCO of up to US$ 1,800 to put in practice the winning initiatives in schools.
These awards are the result of a UNESCO open contest for students and teachers, and it consisted in an invitation to present educational projects during June and July 2014. The competition seeks to encourage participation of secondary school students in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in processes to reduce risks associated with different natural and anthropogenic threats, enhancing the education community’s potential to promote development and participation processes.
The “More education, less risk” initiative complements other programs conducted by education ministries, UN agencies, NGOs and national and local institutions as part of the “One million safe schools and hospitals” campaign of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). These organizations work to encourage a person, a family, a community, an organization, a government, or any other body to reach an agreement with a school or hospital to make it safer in the event of a disaster. The contest also forms part of the project Reducing Disaster Risk through Education and Science in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru (2013-2014).
The winners by country:
- Education for disaster risk management (UNESCO Santiago)
- Mario Calderón, Education for disaster risk management
Regional Bureau of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean, m.calderon(at)unesco.org
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