Children and Young People’s Participation in Disaster Risk Reduction
Agency and Resilience
"Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Disasters are complex environmental, social and cultural events and processes yet disaster management approaches tend to simplify responses and homogenise affected populations. Participatory research with more than 550 children across Europe, detailed in this book argues for a radical transformation in children’s roles in disasters. It shows how more child-centred working in civil protection and emergency planning, that recognises children’s capacities in building resilience, benefits at-risk communities as a whole. "
KeywordsCUIDAR; children's participation; citizenship; disaster risk reduction; disaster planning and management; disaster response and coordination; participation; participatory research; resilience; Sendai framework
Publication date and placeBristol, 2020
Society & culture: general