UNICEF - MGNCRE SFDRR Background/Overview

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 outlines seven clear targets and four priorities for action to prevent new and reduce existing disaster risks:
(i) Understanding disaster risk;
(ii) Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk;
(iii) Investing in disaster reduction for resilience and;
(iv) Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response, and to "Build Back Better & quot; in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction. It aims to achieve the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries over the next 15 years. After having developed the curriculum for 10 Universities in Telangana by integrating Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction(SFDRR), UN Sustainable Development Goals(UN SDGs) and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and preparing course material & case studies for transacting curriculum on Rural Communication, Rural Social Work, Rural Engagement for Teacher Education, Rural Entrepreneurship and Common Core Curriculum on Rural Engagement in the year 2017-18, UNICEF and MGNCRE have taken forward the task of conducting FDPs in Telangana in the year 2018-19.

UNICEF - MGNCRE SFDRR Project Objectives:

Undertaking orientation and capacity building programmes using a cascade approach:
(1) Intensive training to the identified state level resource persons
(2) Orientation to the selected resource persons and faculty members of 5 departments in each 10 universities
(3) Guidance and handholding support to the faculty members to act as animators.
The faculty development programmes were planned to be conducted in 10 universities of Telangana covering identified faculty members in each of the departments and with MGNCRE team providing guidance and support for the curriculum implementation.

UNICEF - MGNCRE SFDRR Mission Strategies

The Mission goals were achieved through conduct of:
1. Roundtable discussions/State Level Consultation Programmes with University Vice Chancellors, Deans, Heads of Departments
2. One-day Curriculum Development Workshops/State Level Conference : with the VCs,
Departments of Education, Social Work, Management and Communication, NSS Programme Officers.
3. Faculty Development Programmes for University and Affiliated colleges’ faculty in the Departments of Education, Social Work, Management and Communication and NSS Programme Officers.
4. Sustainability of Results: UNICEF –MGNCRE SFDRR state level initiative in 2018-19 sustainability is envisaged through university wise curriculum intervention initiatives involving the university decision making mechanisms of: school board approvals and academic council approvals covering key streams of education viz., management, rural development, teacher education, communication, social work and public health.