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The training on disaster risk reduction for educational personnel in Myanmar

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Over 2,000 education personnel in Myanmar have been training on disaster risk reduction in education. These school principals or teachers will act as focal persons for implementing disaster preparedness activities and plans for their respective schools.

Since May 2009, UNESCO’s Myanmar Education Recovery Programme (MERP), in close collaboration with the Union of Myanmar’s Ministry of Education, has started developing a series of training modules and materials on disaster risk reeducation and preparedness in the education sector for affected communities living in eight townships severely affected by Cyclone Nargis in the Ayeyarwady and Yangon divisions. To date, 4,000 disaster preparedness and response education resource packs have been delivered to 2,000 schools.


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UNESCO started training over 2,000 school principals in Disaster Risk Reduction in Education in Myanmar