Disaster Risk Reduction

CITYNET Yokohama Project Office supports the SDGs

Project Name

School Based Sustainable DRR Education and Material Development Project

Project Framework

JICA Partnership Program
*In this project, CITYNET Yokohama Project Office assists the implementation of Plus Arts NPO’s JICA Partnership Program.

Project Location

Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City, Bhaktapur Municipality, and Shankharapur Municipality in Nepal

Project Timeframe

July 2017 – January 2018

Project Summary

Needs in disaster preparedness education in schools in Nepal have been increasing since the earthquake that shook the country in April 2015. On the other hand, according to surveys conducted through the Disaster Prevention Education and Awareness project, school teachers expressed that despite their interest in disaster preparedness education, they do not have the knowhows nor the knowledge to conduct trainings. Given this background, this project aims to nurture school teachers to train children in disaster preparedness, while developing and distributing unique educational materials and programs in disaster preparedness, based on the knowhow and expertise of Plus Arts NPO gained through their years of work in South East Asia and Latin America.

Project Objective

The objective is to integrate disaster preparedness education in the school curriculum in the 4 target schools, using the educational material developed through this project. In addition, the educational material will be developed and improved based on needs of local school and communities, providing school children with basic knowledge in disaster preparedness to prepare for natural disasters, particularly earthquakes.

Main Activities

  • Investigation and analysis of current situation based on interviews to school teachers and parents
  • Implementation of awareness raising training seminars, provision of hands-on experience in disaster preparedness education, conducting of material development workshops toward school teachers
  • Conducting awareness raising events at schools
  • Presenting educational materials in disaster preparedness

  • Teachers sharing their newly developed educational materials

  • Trying out the newly developed training material


  • School-Based Sustainable DRR Education and Material Development June 2017

  • School-Based Sustainable DRR Education and Material Development Oct 2017