Climate disaster resilience of the education sector in Thua Thien Hue Province, Central Vietnam

Thi My Thi Tong, Rajib Shaw, Yukiko Takeuchi

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Recognizing the importance of building disaster resilience for education sector, this study aims to develop a methodology to measure the level of educational resilience to cope with natural disasters and is then applied in Central Vietnam. The assessment tool in this paper is developed through a combination of climate disaster resilience indexes and the 16 tasks of Hyogo framework for action designed for education sector. It looks at five dimensions namely physical conditions, human resources, institutional issues, external relationships, and natural conditions, with each dimension characterized by three parameters and five variables. Findings from this study provide important insights into enhancing resilience of the education system in Thua Thien Hue at the provincial, local, and school levels. By giving the overall resilience situation, it can help policy-makers and practitioners in developing an effective plan to increase the level of educational resilience. In addition, it provides the School Management Board with a means to assess the school's resilience level and set out priorities that need to be focused on with regard to the improvement of school safety and disaster risk reduction education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-709
Number of pages25
JournalNatural Hazards
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sept
Externally publishedYes


  • Climate disaster
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Education
  • Resilience
  • School

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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