Disaster Risk Reduction and Change Adaptation

Save the Children, through its Disaster Risk Reduction program, strengthens the Indonesian government’s disaster preparedness and response, training children to conduct hazard mapping of communities, facilitating contingency planning, providing for disaster simulations in schools and villages, and ensuring the inclusion of disaster preparedness and risk reduction in school curricula and educational awareness campaigns.

Save the Children is committed to building the resilience of vulnerable communities through our disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation programs. We help children and their families to be better informed and better organized in order to prevent or mitigate the risks they are exposed to. We provide guidance on risk assessment and hazard mapping, disaster teaching and learning of school emergency preparedness plans and structural mitigation.

Our work in communities fits into our broader approach at the national level. In close collaboration with the Government of Indonesia and other key stakeholders, we contribute to strengthening the capacity of the national disaster management system. For example, in our capacity as co-lead of the Education Cluster, we supported the Ministry of National Education, United Nations and non-government agencies in improving the emergency preparedness of the education sector, enabling mitigation actions and enhancing responses.