Toolkit on disaster risk awareness and education

This toolkit was developed in parallel with the methodological guide for disaster risk awareness and education in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). This toolkit was prepared jointly by the PIROI teams (Reunion Island/Mayotte), the French Red Cross International Relations and Operations Department, the German Red Cross based in Madagascar, and the National Societies of Union of Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mozambique and Tanzania, in consultation with disaster risk reduction (DRR) actors in the Indian Ocean, Pacific and Caribbean regions. It brings together tools from these actors and their partners, as well as existing tools publicly available on the Internet.

From a pedagogical perspective, this toolkit is adaptable to operational contexts, particularly within small island developing states.  

Tools were selected based on empirical exchanges between members of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, PIROI’s institutional and technical partners and recognised operational actors in the field of disaster risk reduction in the Indian Ocean region.

The toolkit contains 59 tools, selected according to specific criteria: relevance, quality, clarity and ownership by practitioners.

The tools are divided into three categories:

Prêt à l'emploi


Tools that can be downloaded in “.doc” format for easy modification by National Societies.


Tools from the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and international organisations, focused on developing DRR approaches.

Pour aller plus loin


Tools, which represent full version methodological guides. 

A methodological guide

A methodological guide is associated with this toolkit. This guide sets out the five main project cycle stages for developing a disaster risk awareness and education project.



Objectives of the toolkit

The toolkit is an instrument to share with partners, DRR actors in your area of intervention and donors. It is designed to be an interactive and collaborative tool that will allow disaster risk reduction project leaders to easily access different educational tools for disaster risk awareness and education. 

The toolkit is structured in accordance with the accompanying Methodological Guide for the development and implementation of a disaster risk awareness and/or education and offers relevant tools to be adapted to your project. It aims to capitalise on existing structures and resources, culminating in an active participatory approach which emphasises exchanges and knowledge transfer between DRR actors.

Who this toolkit is for

This toolkit is not intended to train Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement teams in DRR, but rather to support practitioners within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, specifically project managers, coordinators and volunteers with basic DRR skills.

It can also serve as a practical guide for Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners and DRR stakeholders in implementing disaster risk education and awareness projects.

The experts who developed the toolkit 

Sandrine Roussy-Rupp
Expert in resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction and holder of a Master of Science degree in climate change and sustainable development

Margaux Estager
Humanitarian consultant “Monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning” (MEAL), with expertise in capacity building exercises. Master’s degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action

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