STRENGTHENING SCHOOL PREPAREDNESS FOR TSUNAMI IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

 

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  MALDIVES  

VIDEO | Devastated by the 2004 Tsunami, M. Kolhufushi Island in the Maldives Welcomes a Tsunami Drill

6 February 2018: Still haunted by the memories of the 2004 tsunami, people in M. Kolhufushi island, Maldives are preparing for their first tsunami drill. Conducted in the school, the drill will help to lay out a much-needed evacuation plan for the students and the community. Read more >>

 

  VIET NAM  

VIDEO | Inspired by the UNDP’s Tsunami Preparedness Project, Viet Nam Brings Safety Drills to All Schools

2 February 2018: Ninh Thuan province in Viet Nam plans to conduct disaster education activities and evacuation drills in every school, prompted by the success of the disaster preparedness and tsunami drill training in Truong Van Ly secondary school. Read more >>

 

  MYANMAR  

NEWS | Myanmar Hosts First Tsunami Drills in Schools

29 January 2018: School evacuation drills in the outskirts of Yangon mobilized more than 300 students, teachers and principals to participate in tsunami education activities and assess their schools’ emergency preparedness. Read more >>

 

  VIET NAM  

NEWS | In Typhoon-ravaged Viet Nam, Schoolchildren Learn Safe Evacuations

19 January 2018: Nearly 1,100 students in Truong Van Ly secondary school in Ninh Thuan province in Vietnam practiced a safe evacuation drill today, to prepare for emergencies. Read more >>

 

  THAILAND  

NEWS | Thai Schools Hold Evacuation Drills for Tsunami Preparedness

12 January 2018: Five schools in Phang Nga province in Thailand mobilized 1,717 students and teachers and tested schools’ readiness to respond to natural disasters. Read more >>

 

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VIDEO | Japan Pledges $1.5 million for Tsunami Awareness and Disaster Risk Information in Asia-Pacific

10 July 2017 - Six years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of Japan has committed funding to UNDP to improve disaster risk information and carry out tsunami-awareness programmes in schools across the Asia-Pacific region. Read more>>

 

  JAPAN  

VIDEO | World Tsunami Awareness Day Builds Resilience Against Disasters

03 November 2017: “The most important aspect of disaster reduction is awareness of tsunami risks, and proper response measures among as many people as possible, particularly younger generations,” said Ms Satomi Okagaki, Senior Deputy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government of Japan. 
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NEWS | Five Regions in PNG Targeted for Tsunami Preparedness Project

17 July 2017 –  Five schools in tsunami-prone regions in Papua New Guinea (PNG) will benefit from a new tsunami preparedness project developed under the leadership of the National Disaster Centre (NDC). Read more>>

 

 

NEWS | Courtesy Call on Foreign Minister Taro Kono by Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator for the UNDP

10 August 2017: Foreign Minister Taro Kono received a courtesy call from Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The overview of the courtesy call is as follows. Read More>>

 

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Project Update

By March 2018, 90 School Drills will Strengthen Tsunami Preparedness in 18 Asia-Pacific Countries.

As on 13 February 2018:

12,253
students, teachers and members of school administration have participated in the drills

35
schools have organized tsunami education, developed evacuation plans, conducted drills

10
countries have actively engaged in the implementation of the regional project


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MALDIVES
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MYANMAR
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PAKISTAN
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA
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PHILIPPINES
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SAMOA
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SOLOMON ISLANDS
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SRI LANKA
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THAILAND
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TIMOR LESTE
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TONGA
TONGA

VANUATU
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VIET NAM
VIET NAM

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Cedric Monteiro
Regional Communications Advisor,
UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub
 : cedric.monteiro@undp.org

Shairi Mathur
Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist,
UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub
 : shairi.mathur@undp.org

 

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