Projects Asia & The Pacific

National Training Workshop: Educational Planning and Management in Emergencies/Disasters

UNESCO | Apr 2010

InterWorks facilitated a National Educational Planning and Management Training workshop in Beijing from 20-23 April 2010 for UNESCO in collaboration with the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO (NatCom), the Chinese Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Education Department of Sichuan Province.

The course focused on the role of education officials in identifying hazards and reducing the risk (impact and vulnerability) of disasters on the education sector in China. Participants in the workshop included education policymakers, administrators, teacher educators and teachers of national and local level. The workshop drew on a wide range of training methodologies and facilitation techniques, including short presentations, group work, facilitated discussion and a role play exercise. It also included a visit to a Disaster Training center where participants experienced a simulated earthquake and viewed information related to fires and procedures to follow during fire emergencies. Following the trip to the training center, participants in the National workshop also viewed a demonstration of a “computer learning game” to help children and adults learn how to respond during different types of emergencies (e.g., earthquakes and fires).