Disaster Risk Reduction through Schools
A Groundbreaking Project
ActionAid's five-year Disaster Risk Reduction through Schools project (2006-11) is operational in seven countries – Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Haiti - with a budget of £2,809,7124, funded by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). The Greek Government (Hellenic Aid) has committed an additional €106,000 to replicate the programme in a further two countries; the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. The three overarching aims of the project are to:
- Support the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action through innovative, grassroots DRR programmes,
- Build local communities' capacity to act on their own behalf and secure their basic rights, using Participatory Vulnerability Analysis (PVA), and
- Advocate for governments to uphold the irresponsibilities to protect their populations.