ED.02 Disaster Risk Reduction Education

Indonesia’s children are at greatest risk

Since 2004, Indonesia’s losses due to disaster events have totaled over US$ 14 billion, affected more than two million people and caused hundreds of thousands of deaths. In poor communities children tend to be most vulnerable and thus, prone to the most suffering. In 2000, at the World Education Forum, Indonesia made a commitment to “achieve basic education for all”. As part of this reform, the authority to design curricula was decentralized to the provincial level and urgently needed SDE & DRR education is an excellent match for this local curricula.

IDEP trainings directly contribute to Indonesia’s efforts under HFA, providing clear benefits to those that are serious about  increasing safety and sustainability in their area

Indonesia’s commitment to DRR education

In January 2005, together with 168 countries, Indonesia made a full commitment to implement the International blueprint for disaster risk reduction for 2005-2015 called the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA).

The agreed priorities for action for 2005-2015 are:

  • Ensure a strong institutional basis for risk reduction
  • Monitor disaster risks and enhance early warning
  • Build a culture of safety and resilience through education
  • Reduce the underlying risk factors
  • Strengthen disaster preparedness for effective response

About this training

This 6-day workshop covers the principles and basic practices of primary school level Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Education.

This training’s modules include:

  • The principles of effective of DRR Education
  • Creative teaching techniques for DRR Education
  • Mainstreaming DRR through local schools
  • Acquiring endorsement for DRR education activities
  • Working with local educators
  • Developing DRR lesson plans and school programs
  • Monitoring and evaluating DRR education school programs
At the completion of this workshop, participants will:

  • The principles of disaster risk reduction (DRR) education programs
  • How to encourage disaster risk reduction education at local schools
  • Able to develop and conduct DRR education activities in schools
  • Motivated to use DRR education tools and programs
  • Empower local schools and teachers to facilitate DRR education
  • Develop appropriate DRR education activities

IDEP trainings provide you with

Expert trainers:  IDEP’s core program team works directly with communities and schools with a network of partners throughout the country. The team has assisted in capacity building Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction Education programs in Bali, Java, Aceh, Nias, Mentawai and Simeulue. Our clients and training participants include GTZ, OXFAM GB, Trocaire, YPMSB, and Yayasan MUM.

Effective training methodology:  IDEP trainers use a range of tried and tested techniques, discussion groups, practice sessions, hands-on field practice and teamwork activities. Participants should prepare student and teacher data and maps of the schools in their working area prior to joining the workshop. This will help to ensure that the training focuses on contexts that are relevant to their work.

Comprehensive reference materials: IDEP publishes a fully integrated primary school level sustainable development and disaster risk reduction education toolkit. This kit includes: A teacher’s handbook, related children’s educational films, student’s activity books, educational games and educational public awareness campaign materials.

As part of this training each participant will receive Indonesian versions of the following materials for use in their areas.
  • Teacher’s / Facilitator’s Handbook for Environmental and Disaster Risk Reduction education, Primary School level
  • ‘Learnscapes’ Facilitator’s Resources DVD Rom
  • Let’s be Friends with the Environment!’ videos DVD
  • Tales of Disasters’ videos DVD
Materials received at time of registering at the training location
Click here to go to a page with a slide show of excerpts of these materials.DRR & Environmental Education Related Resources


At the completion of the training, participants that have successfully completed 90% or more of the entire course will receive a certificate of participation for the training.

Training costs

For trainings held at the IDEP Training Center the training costs per participant includes:
  • The workshop training fees
  • Resources and training materials provided
  • Accommodation cost in shared room facilities
  • Snacks, tea and coffee during break times
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
For training costs details for all IDEP training please see the IDEP training costs page. Please note: IDEP sponsors three subsidized positions for community participants at each workshop conducted. Where an organization wishes to book out an entire training (minimum 15 places), discounts may apply. Contact us for more details.

For training held on-location at your site, you cover costs for

  • The workshop training fees
  • Costs for IDEP's trainers to travel to and from your location
  • Accommodation and food costs for IDEP trainer's while on site
  • Resources and training materials provided
  • All local costs for training location, participants' food, travel and accommodation as needed

Click here to download a complete flyer with the training application form and more detailed information about this training.

Place and time of the training

For scheduled events of this workshop at the IDEP Training Center in Ubud Bali please go to the schedule of trainings page. For all trainings held at the IDEP Training Center participants will be provided accommodation in simple shared room facilities.

To make an inquiry about hosting this training in your area, contact us to discuss options.

Who this training is for

NGOs, education department related government officials, educators and individuals. By participating in this training you will build skills needed to assist schools in planning, implementing and managing effective SDE & DRR education projects and increase teachers’ capacity to deliver related school activities in a sustainable way. 

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