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Disaster Risk Reduction Management

Disaster Risk Reduction Management

VICS and NWF secured a FEMA grant to develop and implement the Eco Schools Disaster Risk Reduction Management Program (DRRMP) for schools in the US Virgin Islands. A novel climate resilience curriculum being taught both in-school and as an after-school program

Children and schools can play a unique role in building resilience of their communities facing natural and man-made disasters. All across the Virgin Islands, schools have the opportunity to work to address climate change and sustainable development challenges through a holistic, student led and community focused approach. Engaging students to analyze, plan and implement risk reduction and adaptation measure on their school campuses.

In 2019, we made a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action: Seven high schools signed up and participated in both the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Program, (DRRMP), and were ‘working towards their Bronze Level Award, which is the first tier towards becoming a Green Flag Eco-School. Due to COVID19 pandemic, the program was delayed, and 4 of the 7 schools completed the program in January 2021

  • St Croix Educational Complex High School – Ms. Linda James
  • St Croix Career and Technical High School – Ms. LaVerne Stout, assisted by Mr. Stanley Farrelly
  • Ivanna Eudora Kean High School – Ms. Michaelrose Ravalier
  • Gifft Hill School – Ms. Jen Sampse

We look forward to continuing the disaster risk reduction and management with additional schools and expanding watershed education opportunities for schools already engaged.

Follow up at our Disaster Risk Reduction Management Facebook page .