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Knowledge of Disaster Disk Reduction among school students in Nepal

Summary

This research aims to explore the beneļ¬ts of existing education programs of DRR in Nepal. Altogether, 124 students from 17 districts were interviewed and various questions related to disaster information, disaster knowledge, disaster readiness, disaster awareness, disaster adaptation, and disaster risk perception were asked. Findings of this independent research confirmed that initiatives taken for disaster education in Nepal are not enough and a major challenge for DRR in a school community for a country like Nepal is implementing methods, especially at the individual level. Likewise, the disaster education should not only be confined within the school students, but it must also be promoted to families and communities, which is very essential to elaborate knowledge of DRR and to contribute to a disaster safe society in the country.

Categories:

Journal


Writer:

Gangalal Tuladhar, Ryuichi Yatabe, Ranjan Kumar Dahal & Netra Prakash Bhandary


Publisher:

Taylor and Francis Group


Published Year:

2013