This paper discusses the inclusion of disaster risk reduction in the curriculum of the University of Botswana. Botswana has in fact suffered great losses from natural disasters like drought, livestock/cattle diseases, heavy rains and floods, thunder and wind storms, health hazards (malaria, HIV & AIDS, vectors, and cholera), wild land fires, and environmental degradation.
The authors recommend the following (p. 12):
- Social work education must equip practitioners to undertake an analysis of hazards and determine the likely consequence for individuals, groups, and communities.
- There is need for mainstreaming disaster risk management to social work students so that they can be able to address disaster-related challenges when they are on the field.
This document is an input paper of the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction.