Disaster Resilient Australia-New Zealand School Education Network (DRANZSEN)
The Disaster Resilient Australia-New Zealand School Education Network (DRANZSEN) is a national initiative of the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience. The network supports the education of young people as active participants in disaster resilient communities. DRANZSEN brings together educators, emergency services, community and youth organisations, researchers and others seeking to collaborate with young people in the development of knowledge, skills and solutions for a resilient future.
The National Strategy for Disaster Resilience recognises the importance of school education in developing a shared understanding of risk, and the knowledge to reduce risk before, during and after a disaster. Disaster resilience education enables learners to identify hazards in context and explore protective actions to reduce exposure, vulnerability and the harmful impacts of disasters, emergencies and other traumatic events on people and places.