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Giving voice to the voiceless: connecting graduate students with high school students by incubating DRR plans through participatory mapping

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Trejo-Rangel, Miguel Angel [1] ; Ferreira, Adriano Mota [2] ; Marchezini, Victor [1, 3] ; Rodriguez, Daniel Andres [4] ; Oliveira, Melissa da Silva [5] ; dos Santos, Daniel Messias [6]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Natl Inst Space Res, Earth Syst Sci, Sao Jose Dos Campos - Brazil
[2] Sao Paulo State Univ, Sao Jose Dos Campos - Brazil
[3] CEMADEN Natl Early Warning & Monitoring Ctr Nat D, Res & Dev, Sao Jose Dos Campos - Brazil
[4] Fed Univ State Rio de Janeiro, Civil Engn, Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[5] Paraiba Valley Univ, Sao Jose Dos Campos - Brazil
[6] State Sch Monsenhor Ignacio Gioia, Sao Luiz Do Paraitinga - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 0

Purpose The purpose of this study is to encourage graduate students to facilitate a participatory mapping activity with high school students, to have their voices heard in the disaster risk reduction (DRR) agenda. Design/methodology/approach A participatory mapping, youth-led session, was conducted with 22 high school students, where they had to identify flood and landslide-prone areas. Then, they were asked to propose and plan DRR measures in collaboration with local partners in Sao Luiz do Paraitinga, Brazil. Findings The participatory method engaged the graduate students and the high school students in the DRR debate, allowing them to map hazards and vulnerabilities, and to discuss five incubation projects for enhancing DRR in the city. Originality/value This research highlights the importance of involving young people in DRR formulation and planning to build local capacities in younger generations. The outputs were shared with the local civil defense and a local non-governmental organization (NGO), who suggested recommendations to improve the five incubation projects. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/06093-4 - Multidisciplinary research methods on disaster risk research: inputs for building people-centered and multihazards early warning systems
Grantee:Victor Marchezini
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research