Disaster risk reduction challenge badge / Developed in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, World Organization of the Scout Movement.

Rome : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2020.
207 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 21 cm


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The Disaster Risk Reduction challenge badge is designed to help educate children and young people about hazards, disasters, and how the crucial role disaster risk reduction plays for life on our planet. This material is appropriate for use in school classes, Guide or Scout groups and other youth related groups. It includes a wide range of activities and ideas to stimulate learning about disaster risk reduction and promote action in local communities. This booklet includes basic background information on disaster risk reduction. It explains what hazards are and what makes some hazards turn into disasters. It explains the factors that put people at risk, and which groups are more vulnerable. It then provides information on preventing, reducing, and preparing for specific hazards. It explains what is involved in recovery work, and finally, provides concrete actions for making a difference on an individual level.
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