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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
doi:10.5194/nhess-2015-344
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02 Feb 2016
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A revision of this discussion paper was accepted for the journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS) and is expected to appear here in due course.
Disaster Risk Reduction education in Indonesia: Challenges and Recommendations for Scaling up
A. Amri1,2, D. K. Bird1,2, K. Ronan2,3, K. Haynes1,2, and B. Towers2,4 1Risk Frontiers, Macquarie University, Sydney 2109, Australia
2Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC, East Melbourne 3002, Australia
3School of Human, Health & Social Sciences, Central Queensland University, North Rockhampton 4702, Australia
4Geospatial and Mathematical Sciences, RMIT, Melbourne 3001, Australia
Abstract. This article investigates the implementation of disaster risk reduction education for children in Indonesia. In the last decade, education programs related to this subject have been promoted as capable of reducing disaster losses and increasing resilience, based on several studies that have identified positive outcomes. However, most of these studies we re undertaken in developed countries. The article uses a case study in Jakarta, a rapidly growing megacity that is highly prone to disasters and natural hazards, especially floods and fires, to explore the scaling-up and sustainability of disaster risk reduction in Indonesian schools. Based on previous studies, a new approach was developed for evaluating the implementation of education programs related to these subjects. This study captured the perspectives of children, school personnel, and non-governmental organisations on the challenges of scaling-up the implementation of disaster risk reduction education in schools. The study revealed seven key issues and suggests several policy recommendations to move forward. These key issues may also be apparent in many other developing and developed countries, and the suggested recommendations may well be applicable beyond Indonesia.

Citation: Amri, A., Bird, D. K., Ronan, K., Haynes, K., and Towers, B.: Disaster Risk Reduction education in Indonesia: Challenges and Recommendations for Scaling up, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., doi:10.5194/nhess-2015-344, in review, 2016.
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This paper covers a recent research of education for children in the field of disaster risk reduction, particularly on floods and urban fires, a significant environmental problem in Indonesia and in many other parts of the world. Views were captured from children, teachers and non-government organisations generating recommendations to inform future policy decisions, particularly to scale up disaster risk reduction education in schools in Indonesia and may well be applicable beyond Indonesia.
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