School safety programme
The School Safety Programme Towards a Culture of Disaster Prevention in Korea puts significant weight on the importance of increasing resilience through prevention-focused DRR education and understanding basic concepts of DRR to reduce risks before they become disasters and to mitigate the impact of those risks.

School Safety Programme

The UNDRR Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute (ONEA & GETI) has been running this programme in the Republic of Korea with implementation support of the Korean Ministry of the Interior and Safety (MOIS) and Incheon Metropolitan City since March 2016. It uses child-friendly, fun-oriented educational materials such as the Riskland Game that are designed to be used by educators to teach children and youth DRR, while encouraging more participation in and raising awareness of child-centered DRR education.

This programme supports the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 by providing space and modalities for children to contribute to DRR and become youth agents of change with the following relevance:

  • Priority 1: Understanding disaster risk
  • Priority 2: Strengthening disaster risk governance by promoting cooperation on disaster safety education across ministries and local offices
  • Priority 4: Enhancing preparedness for effective response related to disaster risk reduction and safety education.

The initiative directly links to the ‘Leave No One Behind’ principle and also supports SDGs and climate action.

It also contributes to the Comprehensive School Safety Framework 2022-2030 with direct relevance to Pillar 3: Risk reduction and Resilience Education, which focuses on those measures aimed at creating content, processes and learning opportunities for children, staff and school communities (including parents) to develop individual and community-level resilience in relation to the risks they face.

Materials for DRR Education in Schools (by language)

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