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Using hands-on models to teach about school safety (Copyright IMMOD in Bodrum, Turkey).

Get involved in disaster risk reduction education!
Using hands-on models to teach about school safety by IMMOD in Bodrum, Turkey.


Risk RED in the Media

  • UNICEF Podcast, 9 May 2011, Risk RED Co-director (at the time) Marla Petal and Risk RED Advisory Board Member Ben Wisner discuss "The role of education in protecting children when disaster strikes": Read and listen.

  • Travel Channel, 13 April 2011, Risk RED Co-director (at the time) Marla Petal advises on travel "Tips for Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness": Read the article.

  • YouTube with the World Bank, 31 January 2011, Risk RED Co-director (at the time) Marla Petal is featured for "Making Schools Safer from Disasters: Global Initiatives to Scale-up Comprehensive School Safety": Watch the video.

  • DotEarth New York Times blog, 2 March 2010, Risk RED is highlighted in Andy Revkin's New York Times blog on being ready for disaster: Read the blog.

  • The Earthquake Avenger, 22 May 2009, Risk RED Co-director (at the time) Marla Petal is featured in MORE Magazine: read the article and Marla's earthquake numbers.


Risk RED Purpose

Risk RED's purpose is to 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.

Risk RED works 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.

Risk RED facilitates 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.

Risk RED coordinates and collaborates 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.

Risk RED collaborates 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.

Students in a school near Quito, Ecuador holding up their artwork of Cotopaxi volcano.

A school near Quito, Ecuador educates its pupils to live with Cotopaxi volcano.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2006.)


Risk RED People

Board of Directors

Risk RED is a not-for-profit corporation (501c(3)) registered in California with voluntary Board Members:

Mark Benthien, director of communication, education, and outreach for the Southern California Earthquake Center.
Marla Petal, founding Co-Director.
Michelle Katz, Esq., intellectual property rights lawyer.
Phyllis Ginsburg, volunteer.
Subhash Vaid, marketing strategist.

Co-Directors

Ilan Kelman (CV).
Rebekah Paci-Green (CV).

Advisory Board Members:

Allan Lavell
Ben Wisner
Ian O'Donnell
Laura Steinberg
Susanna Hoffman

Consultants:

Amod Dixit
Bishnu Pandey (CV)
Rajib Shaw (CV)
Tevfik Suha Ulgen (CV)
Zeynep Turkmen (CV)

Associates:

Ali Asgary
Anup Karanth (CV)
Balaka Dey (CV)
Bijan Khazai (CV)
Bonnie Lund (CV)
Carol Kunz
Djillali Benouar (CV)
Dominic Dowling
Hilary Wallis (CV)
Jane Choi (CV)
JC Gaillard CV
June Kailes (CV)
Kubilay Hicyilmaz
Manu Gupta
Matt Hoss
Megh Rai (CV)
Nevra Ertürk (CV)
Patrizia Bitter (CV)
Sanjaya Bhatia
Suheyla Sezan
Yasamin Izadkhah (CV)


Risk RED Activities

Risk RED Directors and Team Members offer expertise encompassing the following core areas:

Organizations interested in exploring possible collaborations for any of these activities are encouraged to contact Risk RED.

An adult and child in front of a shop in Suva, Fiji.

Less shoes, more education please (Suva, Fiji).
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2005.)


Risk RED Publications

Risk RED Bulletins, Newsletters, and Annual Reports

Risk RED writing for others



Risk RED Bulletins, Newsletters, and Annual Reports:

  • Risk RED Annual Report 2006-2007. 2007. Full text (452 kb in PDF).

  • Risk RED Annual Report 2007-2008. 2008. Full text (459 kb in PDF).

  • Risk RED Annual Report 2008-2009. 2009. Full text (868 kb in PDF).

  • Risk RED Annual Report 2010 (As of 2010, Risk RED prepares an annual report for each calendar year). 2010. Full text (942 kb in PDF).

  • Risk RED Annual Report 2011. 2011. Full text (1,080 kb in PDF).

  • Risk RED Bulletin October 2007: Communities of Practice. 2007. Full text (151 kb in PDF).

  • Risk RED Bulletin May 2008: Guidelines for Development of Disaster Risk Reduction Public Educational Materials. 2008. Full text, (459 kb in PDF) with thanks to Balaka Dey, Ilan Kelman, Bishnu Pandey, Zeynep Turkmen, and Ben Wisner.

  • Risk RED Bulletin February 2009: Great Southern California ShakeOut 2008 - Summary. 2009. Full text (37 kb in PDF).

  • Risk RED Newsletter. 2006. Volume 1, Number 1, full text (900 kb in PDF).



Risk RED writing for others:

  • Green, R. 2008. "Informal settlements and natural hazard vulnerability in rapid growth cities", Chapter 11, pp. 218-237 in L. Bosher (ed.), Hazards and the Built Environment: Attaining Built-in Resilience, Taylor and Francis, London, U.K.

  • Kelman, I. (ed.). 2007. "Earthquake Safety of Schoolchildren". Special issue of Regional Development Dialogue, vol. 28, no. 2. Includes contributions from Risk RED people Ben Wisner, Bishnu Pandey, Djillali Benouar, Manu Gupta, Marla Petal, Nevra Ertürk, Rebekah Green, Sanjaya Bhatia, and Yasamin Izadkhah plus with thanks to Allan Lavell. Download the table of contents (124 kb in PDF)

  • Kelman, I. 2011. "Norway, islands in the sun, and climate change education". The Foreigner, 5 October 2011, full text (as a webpage).

  • Kelman, I. and B. Cordonnier. 2009. "Community Disaster and Sustainability Teams for Civil Protection". Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 11, session NH10.15/EG7 "Improving coordination between European civil protection and the scientific community" at the EGU General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria, 19-24 April 2009, abstract (93 kb in PDF) and full text (484 kb in PDF).

  • Petal, M., R. Green, I. Kelman, R. Shaw, and A. Dixit. 2008. "Community-based construction for disaster risk reduction". Chapter 10, pp. 191-217 in L. Bosher (ed.), Hazards and the Built Environment: Attaining Built-in Resilience, Taylor and Francis, London, U.K.

  • Petal, M. and Y.O. Izadkhah. 2008. "Concept Note: Formal and Informal Education for Disaster Risk Reduction". Prepared for the International Conference on School Safety, Islamabad, Pakistan, May 2008, full text (137 kb in PDF).

  • Risk RED. 2007. "Community-based Disaster Preparedness Worldwide". Poster at the Annual Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, Boulder, Colorado, USA, 11-12 July 2007, abstract (12 kb in PDF) and full text (172 kb in PDF).

  • Risk RED. 2007. "Risk Reduction Education for Disasters". Poster at the Annual Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, Boulder, Colorado, USA, 11-12 July 2007, abstract (12 kb in PDF) and full text (116 kb in PDF).

  • Sharpe, J. and I. Kelman. 2011. "Improving the disaster-related component of secondary school geography education in England". International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 327-343, abstract (8 kb in PDF).

  • Wisner, B., I. Kelman, T. Monk, J.K. Bothara, D. Alexander, A.M. Dixit, D. Benouar, O.D. Cardona, R.C. Kandel, and M. Petal. 2004. Report for the Radix Network, full text (461 kb in Word format).


Risk RED Clients

Examples of Risk RED's clients are:

  • Coalition for Global School Safety & Disaster Prevention Education.

  • Columbia University.

  • Home-SAFE.

  • ISMEP (Istanbul Seismic Risk Reduction and Disaster Preparedness Project).

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

  • Provention Consortium.

  • Shelter Centre.

  • United Nations.


Risk RED Contact

mobile +1-408-806-7888
efax +1-408-516-5841
email riskredat symbolriskred.org
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http://www.riskred.org
post should be addressed to Ilan Kelman, IRDR, UCL, Gower Street, London, England, WC1E 6BT

Danger: Falling Rocks (Lake District, England, 2002).

Lake District, England (Copyright Ilan Kelman 2002.)


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