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Toolkit for Age Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

HelpAge International

HelpAge International promotes the rights of older people to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, acknowledges the capabilities and contribution of older persons but age inclusion is not yet a common practice or consideration for many DRR programmes. HelpAge International has intensive experience in age-inclusive disaster risk reduction (AIDRR) and has AIDRR programmes in over 20 countries. How can the experiences of HelpAge and other organisations working on AIDRR be synthesised to support age inclusion in DRR programming in other organisations? This key question formed the starting point for our partnership in developing the AIDRR toolkit.

Through a series of consultations with stakeholders in the Asia Pacific Region, secondary review of guidelines and standards, we arrived at the key asks from a toolkit of this nature. The final toolkit draws from experiences and resources developed by HelpAge International and other development agencies and provides a practical on-ground approach complete with strategies, tools and methods to promote age inclusion in disaster risk reduction.

To download the toolkit, please click here:

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