Our Mission

Increase the effectiveness and impact of disaster risk reduction education. This is accomplished by bridging the gaps between idea and audience, local and non-local practitioner knowledge, content and design, and research and application.

 

Work with credible and legitimate international agencies, regional and local partners, research and training institutions, and activists who share our belief in the value of broad and inclusive in-reach and outreach, to share, develop, localize, disseminate and evaluate the effectiveness of public education and outreach materials for disaster risk reduction.

 

Facilitat information sharing globally by gathering, developing and populating a dynamic, labor-saving, multi-lingual, multiregional, multi-media content management environment for use by organizations active in disaster risk reduction. Ongoing development and design of publications and products will be applied in a digital online environment to enable rapid access to a broad variety of disaster risk reduction educational materials.

 

Coordinate and collaborate to develop high-quality printed and digital materials, including self-study and instructional curricula, presentations, fact-sheets, booklets, research dissemination reports, posters, games, computer games, toys, models, comics, performing and cultural arts media, press kits, and global and regional marketing strategies for disaster risk reduction education for multiple audiences.

 

Collaborate to determine, develop and promote good practices in translation, localization of content, and design of a wide range of print and digital media, products, and cultural arts vehicles for risk communications.

What We Do

Risk Reduction Education for Disasters, Risk RED, is U.S.-based non-governmental organisation, that has long championed the right of children to safer schools worldwide. Risk RED helps ensure that in hazard-prone regions, a child’s right to safety, survival and education is protected and that communities have the capacity to safeguard these rights. 

 

Risk RED members were instrumental in the development of the Comprehensive School Safety Framework, recently adopted as the foundation for launching the Worldwide Initiative for School Safety at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction. In 2015 Risk RED worked with Save the Children, The World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, UNESCO, and Arup International Development to research and convened global experts in safer community-based school construction.

 

We are a member of the Global Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in the Education Sector, and works collaboratively with global stakeholders in risk reduction education, including UNESCO, UNICEF, UNISDR, Save the Children, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Nepal's National Society for Earthquake Technology, and others. Risk RED also has both historic and current links to other non-profits working on safer construction. Its work supports the Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction and Resilience in the Education Sector.