Purpose: The document is aimed to provide targeted major groups of audiences, namely community/households, students and teachers and disaster risk reduction practitioners, with various communication and public educational tools such as organizing awareness raising sessions, distribution of information, education and communication (IEC) materials and conducting of drills and simulation exercises in DRR and community preparedness programmes.

Overview: This case study looks into the approaches employed by Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) Disaster management Division to improve the awareness of the target groups and draws out the enabling factors, challenges and lessons learned from the different activities. Main contents include:

  • Disaster Risk Reduction Education for Public
  • Raising Disaster Risk Reduction Awareness under On-going Risk Reduction Programs of MRCS
  • Enabling Factors: four factors in terms of material availability, local language and local authority, community’s willingness
  • Challenges: three challenges relating to materials, local authority’s validation of IEC tools, exclusion of illiterate members.
  • Lessons Learned and Recommendations: five lessons and recommendations

Usage: Learning from experience

Audience: Technical staff, Volunteers

For Burmese version, click here Burmese, file size: 2 MB

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Country: Myanmar
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Resource type: Case study

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