IDDR 2012: SAARC regional essay competition

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
SAARC Disaster Management Centre

On the occasion of International Day for Disaster Reduction on 13th October 2012, a regional essay competition shall be held among the children in the SAARC region in collaboration with the UNISDR.


The objectives of the competition would be to:

  • To create awareness among the young generation about disaster risk reduction in the SAARC region;
  • To provide an opportunity to the young to observe and respond to the specific issues concerning women and girls on the theme of emerging concern in the region; and
  • To promote regional cooperation for DRR among the people of the region.
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